Rejuvimed Cynthia M.Lopez Advanced Medical Aesthetics


Many people think that BOTOX is a miracle wrinkle eraser. Yes and No. When the face wrinkles are not so ingrained or burrowed in deep, Botox can do a miraculous job of erasing them. When the wrinkles are so advanced, then the most that Botox can do is to prevent them from getting worse.

Some individuals are naturally more expressive than others. They may squint their eyes when concentrating, furrow their brows when thinking, or even wiggle their eyebrows while talking. These expressions involve the contraction and movement of various facial muscles. When these expressive movements are repeated frequently throughout the day, such as squinting or waggling eyebrows, they can contribute to the formation of certain facial lines and wrinkles. Over time, the constant repetition of these movements can cause the skin to become squished deeper and deeper, resulting in lines and wrinkles that remain visible even when the person’s face is at rest.

Continual repetition of facial muscle movements, such as those involved in these expressions, can eventually lead to the formation of permanent wrinkles on your face.

Before and after treatment of woman's forehead wrinkles.

Botox prevents excessive muscle movement, thereby helping to avoid the development of undesirable creases or wrinkles in the future.

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that involves injecting a purified form of the botulinum toxin into specific muscles of the face. This toxin works by blocking the signals between nerves and muscles, temporarily weakening or paralyzing the targeted muscles. As a result, the muscle activity responsible for facial expressions is reduced or eliminated.

Woman's face with wrinkles transformed into a smooth complexion.

Diminution of crow’s feet wrinkles 10 days after Botox injections

A comparison of woman's eyes in their original and improved state.

Diminution of crow’s feet wrinkles 10 days after Botox injections

Therefore, by temporarily weakening or paralyzing the muscles responsible for these expressions using Botox, the deepening of these lines and wrinkles can be reduced or prevented. Botox essentially prevents the muscle movement that leads to the formation of these lines, helping to maintain a smoother and more youthful appearance.

WRINKLES that are primarily caused by SUN DAMAGE and the NATURAL AGING process are not related to facial expressions and are not effectively treated by Botox. These types of wrinkles typically appear on the cheeks and in front of the ears and are not directly influenced by muscle movement.

When these sun-induced or age-related wrinkles are in their early stages, there are various treatment options available to improve their appearance. Prescription retinol, which is a derivative of vitamin A, can be used to stimulate collagen production and promote skin cell turnover, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, medical-grade skincare products, chemical peels, and microneedling can be effective in improving the texture and overall appearance of the skin.

However, if these wrinkles are more pronounced, more advanced treatment options may be necessary. Technologies such as CO2 laser resurfacing or Renuvion, which combines radiofrequency energy and helium plasma, are very effective in producing dramatic results. These treatments involve removing layers of damaged skin, effectively creating a fresh canvas for new skin to develop. In fact, some individuals may experience results so remarkable that they can appear up to 10 years younger just three months after undergoing such treatments. It’s important to note that while Botox is effective for treating expression wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements, such as frown lines or crow’s feet, it is not the appropriate treatment for wrinkles that are primarily caused by sun damage and the aging process. The latter types of wrinkles require different approaches, as mentioned above, to address their underlying causes and improve their appearance.

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