To say that BOTOX® is popular is the understatement of the decade. BOTOX® is by far the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in history. On an annual basis, millions of these procedures are performed. The reason why this treatment is so popular in San Diego and elsewhere is because of how effective it is at treating dynamic wrinkles. The treatment basically relaxes certain facial muscles, which causes the wrinkles and lines on your face to virtually disappear. It can address crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and wrinkles around your mouth.
But you may be asking, am I a good candidate for BOTOX®? Thankfully, the vast majority of people in San Diego tolerate the treatments very well. Some of the things that you have to determine before signing up for these treatments include if you have the right type of wrinkles that BOTOX® can treat and if you have good overall health.
First, let’s talk about wrinkles. Contrary to popular belief, not all wrinkles are the same. There are static wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that are caused by a loss of facial volume. These are the wrinkles that you have on your face 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you want to treat these types of wrinkles, then dermal fillers are probably the best option.
The second type of wrinkle is dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by movement or action in the face. So when you smile or when you engage in some other facial movement, the wrinkles that are created are dynamic wrinkles. These are what BOTOX® can treat. It treats them by getting to the source of the wrinkles, which are the muscles sitting underneath your skin. By relaxing these muscles, BOTOX® makes your wrinkles disappear.
Let’s talk a little bit about health. In order to get the most out of these procedures, you need to be physically and emotionally healthy. Emotional health is also important. Why? Because BOTOX® can only do so much. It cannot take a 50-year-old and make them look like a 20-year-old. If you go into treatments expecting to come out a different person or if you go into treatments expecting that they are going to affect the way that other people treat you, you’re always going to be disappointed. You need to go into the treatments with realistic expectations.