It’s a common misconception that Botox treatments will leave your face looking like you’ve had “work done” or will hinder your ability to express emotion with your face. Botox, and other similar products such as Dysport and Xeomin are amazing products that can deliver great results for patients with a wide variety of concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to excessive sweating.
What is a neuromodulator?
Neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are composed of highly purified proteins. It’s often used to minimize the appearance of the wrinkles on the face that are caused by repeated contraction (think frown and forehead lines). We call these types of wrinkles “dynamic wrinkles”. The neurotoxins in Botox block the nerve impulse to the muscle, preventing the muscle from contracting and reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Who can benefit?
Nearly any healthy adult (as long as you’re not pregnant or nursing) can be a candidate for Botox, and starting a treatment program when you first begin to see those signs of aging creep across your face can help prevent them becoming deeper creases and folds (“static lines”). Besides frown and forehead lines, the “smile lines” or “crows feet” are other lines which can be treated by neuromodulators.
You eat right, you exercise, and you take care of your skin. All of these things keep you looking beautiful and feeling healthy—it all comes down to maintenance. This also goes for treating the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles. For example, you don’t show up to just one Pilates class and consider your fitness goals achieved! Regular maintenance of the routine will yield long lasting results. Think of implementing your Botox regimen as part of your regular beauty routine.
If you want to prevent and eliminate the signs of aging, remember that you don’t have to wait until you’re over age 40 to experience the benefits of Botox! If you have these concerns, Diane Walder Dermatology by Riverchase can help. We are here to listen and our expert providers will work with you to set goals for your treatment. Call us to schedule your consultation at our Delray Beach or Bay Harbor Islands location.