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Mike Yuan, MD
The Beauty of Botox
Butterfly Medical Spa
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The Beauty of Botox

One of the main reasons a person may look older is by having wrinkles on their face. Interestingly, most individuals do not realize the appearance of wrinkles until there is more permanent damage to the skin. For a better understanding there are different kinds of wrinkles that can develop as the aging process starts and continues. The most common wrinkles can be divided into two major groups.

Dynamic wrinkles are the type of wrinkles that appear when facial muscles contract in order to make expressions. The most common types of dynamic wrinkles are created mostly by squinting, frowning and smiling. As we get older and with the same repetitive facial expressions, the lines begin to form permanent creases, which are later called static wrinkles. It is very common for individuals who have dynamic wrinkles to have people tell them that they look upset or angry due to the more permanent creases to the skin.

Static wrinkles are the type of wrinkles caused by permanent damage to the skin often from prolonged sun exposure, smoking, genetics, poor nutrition, or from prolonged dynamic wrinkling. As people age, the skin's collagen breaks down, and the tissues become lax. Some examples of static wrinkles include lines at the corners of the mouth, along the cheeks, in between the eyebrows and neck wrinkles.

As a way to decrease the aging process, Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available, it works as a muscle-relaxing toxin. The area(s) of treatment is determined by your medical aesthetic provider. Once Botox is injected into the muscle, it works by reducing the muscle activity by blocking the nerve impulses that cause the squinting or frowning muscles to contract. Therefore, a perfect solution for smoothing wrinkles and creases that occur from repetitive muscle movements. The full results from Botox Cosmetic can take about two weeks to take effect, and results may last from three to five months.

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