There are two kinds of wrinkles on the face. The expression
wrinkles, and the ageing ones.
The expression wrinkles are caused by the person's mimicry
being more noticeable on people with strong facial expressions.
- Periorbicular wrinkles or
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Creases on the forehead
All these can be treated with Botox®
Botulinum toxin - Botox®, is a popular non-surgical
injection that relaxes certain facial mimic's expression
muscles. Reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead
creases, crows feet near the eyes and thick bands in
the neck. The toxin blocks the nerve impulses, temporarily
paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving
the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Studies
have also suggested that Botox®
is effective in relieving migraine headaches, excessive
sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eyes.
By relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, the skin
tightens reducing or eliminating wrinkles.
Also, by selectively modifying the muscular tone, the
position of the eyebrows can be changed, improving the
expression. This treatment is called chemical lift.
The effect of Botox® is temporary
and the muscles will go back to their usual state making
The most common complication is paralysis of the muscle
that raises the upper eyelid causing difficulty lifting
the eyelid blocking the vision. This is a temporary
side effect that can be prevented by the proper administration
of the product.
Wrinkles on the nasogenic furrows, the corner of the
mouth and lips could be caused by the facial mimicry.
Since their treatment with Botox®
would affect the personal facial expressions it is recommended
to treat with other type of substances.
To summarize we can conclude that Botox®
treatment yields excellent results with minimal complications
when administered by experienced doctors.