BOTOX® Cosmetic is currently one of the most popular and trusted products in the cosmetic industry in Boston and elsewhere. These treatments provide a safe, easy and entirely non-surgical solution to fine lines and wrinkles that are the direct result of facial movement. Also known as dynamic wrinkles, these creases can make people appear far older than they truly are. Within just minutes, these injections can erase these early signs of aging to create a smooth and truly youthful-looking visage.
Dynamic Wrinkles vs. Static Wrinkles
In times past, the most common solution to facial aging in Boston was to undergo invasive facelift procedures. Now, however, tiny amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected into certain muscles to minimize or eliminate crow’s feet, perioral wrinkles, and frown lines. The treatment works by blocking the nerve signals that control expressive facial movement. As stored tension within the expressive muscles abates, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away.
Dynamic wrinkles are only visible when the expressive muscles are in motion. Facial creases that remain visible even when the expressive muscles are fully relaxed, however, are called static wrinkles. These creases are a significantly more advanced form of facial aging that’s often the result of facial volume loss, as well as the age-related breakdown of the skin’s natural integrity. While BOTOX® Cosmetic has been proven to be an effective treatment for dynamic wrinkling, it does not have any noticeable impact on static wrinkles.
A Closer Look at BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is basically a purified protein solution that relaxes the upper-level facial muscles. When skillfully injected into target muscles, it causes the muscles to not fully contract. As a result, the skin on top of the muscles remains smooth rather than displaying dynamic wrinkling.
Boston locals often refer to BOTOX® Cosmetic as the “lunchtime facelift” given just how short and easy these procedures are. These injections can be performed in just minutes in the comfort of our office at Skin Deep Laser Services in Peabody. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more information about your candidacy for BOTOX® Cosmetic in Boston.