BOTOX® Cosmetic: What Wrinkles Should I Treat?

Facial expressions can tell people a lot about your thoughts, but over time, those repetitive motions begin to leave lines and wrinkles that only become more noticeable over time. However, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help reduce the wrinkles that appear on your face.

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What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved neurotoxin produced from botulinum toxin. It is an injectable treatment that temporarily immobilizes and relaxes the muscles in the face. The injection targets frown lines, crow’s feet, the ’11’ lines in between the eyebrows, and horizontal forehead lines.

What Are Static and Dynamic Wrinkles?

Wrinkles come in many forms—good and bad—and without them, your face appears expressionless and boring. Some wrinkles are necessary to tell a story, but too many lines and wrinkles make you appear older than you really are.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles appear on the face when you express emotions, such as fear, worry, sadness, joy, or surprise. These wrinkles appear and disappear as the expression comes and goes on your face. Once you are finished making your facial expression, the wrinkle fades, and your face becomes smooth again.

Static Wrinkles

Static wrinkles are wrinkles that appear on your face when no movement or expression is happening. These wrinkles are typically due to a reduction of collagen and elastin as you age. Although BOTOX® Cosmetic can help static wrinkles, dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE®, may be a better option so that the lines and wrinkles can be filled in to reveal a smoother, plumper appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

Figuring out which wrinkles need to be treated can be done through a consultation and evaluation with Dr. D’Souza at Iconic Plastic Surgery. He will examine your face and explain which wrinkles should be treated and which ones should be left alone.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe, quick, and no downtime treatment that can leave you looking fresh, relaxed, and ready for any event. Call Iconic Plastic Surgery today at 760-637-5288 to schedule your consultation or fill out our online contact form.