Is Botox the Fix for All Facial Wrinkles?

Posted on: December 9, 2019 In: Uncategorized

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment option each year. Despite this, there can still be a lot of misinformation about what it is and what it can do. If you’re looking for the best ways to rejuvenate your look without downtime, then Botox is an excellent option. At Michigan Plastic Surgery, we specialize in customized approaches for facial rejuvenation, so we can give you the best aesthetic results. Here’s what to know about your Botox treatment options and what it can do for you.

What is Botox? 

Botox is an FDA-approved drug that’s developed from botulinum toxin type A. It’s extremely effective at blocking nerve signals from the brain, meaning muscles can no longer contract. Once the underlying tissues are relaxed, this contributes to a smooth and wrinkle-free look in areas like the forehead and eyes. 

Treating Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles form most often around the forehead and eyes due to the continuous moving of facial muscles over a lifetime. Smiling, laughing, and even furrowing your brow results in fine lines and wrinkles in the skin over time. Botox is the best treatment for dynamic wrinkles since it will stop the underlying muscles from moving, meaning wrinkles will not develop. However, the effects of Botox are temporary, so maintenance treatments are recommended for long-term results. 

Treating Static Wrinkles 

Over time, the skin produces less vital collagen causing it to lose its elasticity. Along with this, volume decreases in the face with aging too. These factors contribute to the development of static wrinkles and sagging. Although Botox can treat static wrinkles, it does not restore volume to your face. Dermal fillers may be a better option for treating static wrinkles because they restore volume under the skin. 

Most people have both types of wrinkles and fine lines, which is why using Botox and dermal fillers in combination is beneficial for a younger, fresher, and more natural-looking result than using one type of cosmetic injection.

The Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

There are numerous examples of unfavorable outcomes of cosmetic surgeries and procedures that demonstrate exactly why it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Lee H. Colony M.D., F.A.C.S. The truth is that many unqualified medical providers can administer injectable treatments even if they have little experience in aesthetic treatments. For best results, you should always seek out injectors under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to get started on your non-surgical rejuvenation option is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Colony and his expert team. Dr. Colony has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, so you can trust that he provides safe, quality care. We invite you to contact our East Lansing office by calling or filling out our online form.