Botox® has long been synonymous with wrinkle reduction—and for good reason! Botox safely and effectively treats crow’s feet (the pesky lines extending from the outer corner of your eyes), frown lines (formed in between the eyebrows), and forehead furrows. A patient favorite at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery, many patients wonder: what do wrinkles have to do with Botox?
Does Botox only treat wrinkles once they have fully formed?
Botox attracts an increasingly younger clientele. Opting to be proactive, many patients seek Botox as a sort of preventative measure. In lessening muscle contractions, Botox also limits the repetitive facial expressions that eventually cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. Along with healthy skin habits such as proper skin care, Botox can reduce the need more invasive procedures in the future.
Will Botox make wrinkles worse?
This belief is much like the old wives’ tale, “if you pluck one gray hair out, three more will come to its funeral.” A tale for a reason, there is absolutely no truth to this sentiment. Similarly, discontinuing Botox will not cause your wrinkles to be worse upon their return. However, in halting treatments, your muscles will no longer be relaxed and will cause your wrinkles to gradually return to their pre-treatment state. Continuous Botox treatments have shown to offer long term wrinkle reduction.
Can Botox treat more than wrinkles?
While Botox is most popular for its wrinkle-reducing ways, it has long been used for a number of non-aesthetic treatments as well. In 2004, the FDA approved Botox as a treatment to reduce severe underarm sweating. Six years later, Botox received FDA approval for the treatment of chronic migraines.
Wrinkles & Beyond
Botox has proven itself to be an amazingly effective way to prevent and improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and beyond. We have lots more to share! Schedule a consultation at Mouchantat Plastic Surgery to learn how you can benefit from Botox!