There are a lot of ways to tell a person’s age. However, the easiest way to determine a person’s age is simply by looking at their face. The face gives away a lot of clues about age. The older an individual gets, the more facial volume they tend to lose.
As we age, our skin begins to develop wrinkles, both static and dynamic. Static wrinkles can be addressed by using some form of dermal filler, such as Juvederm®. As moisture is added to the skin, wrinkly skin begins to smooth out in the same way that a balloon goes from being wrinkly to smooth as it is inflated.
Unfortunately, dermal fillers have no effect on dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those wrinkles that present themselves when an individual has some form of facial motion or facial action. So, dynamic wrinkles may be seen on the forehead when you frown. However, when your face is at rest, the dynamic wrinkles disappear.
As you age, dynamic wrinkles become more prominent. The reason for this is that your skin is getting thinner; it is losing volume. As a result, your skin is a lot closer to your facial muscles. When your facial muscles move, their movements are telegraphed through your skin, showing themselves as dynamic wrinkles.
This is where the magic of BOTOX® Cosmetic comes into play. BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to affect the neural signals that tell your muscles to contract when you express emotion. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is properly injected, it will not prevent you from showing emotion. However, what it will do is minimize the level of contraction your facial muscles make. As a result, the appearance of dynamic wrinkles becomes less pronounced.
When our muscles contract and relax over and over again in the same area, they begin to carve a groove into our skin that can become permanent. This emphasizes the importance of using BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments as soon as possible to address and even prevent the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is very safe. It has been tested by various medical research facilities and has gained FDA approval. It will not leave you with a frozen face. You will still be able to laugh, cry and express emotion. The only difference is that you will do it without dealing with dynamic wrinkles.