August 17, 2021
Facial wrinkles are one of the most apparent signs of aging that make men and women worry rush into clinics such as Fountain of You MD in the Hampton Roads area. In fact, you may suddenly start noticing wrinkles on your face even if you are still young—some people will start struggling with facial wrinkles even in their mid-twenties when aging would not typically be a concern. This is when the ‘Botox for Facial Wrinkles’ search term will eventually find its way into the top search engine results on your cell phone.
So let’s start by understanding the different types of wrinkles you may be presented with and how Botox can help you with these. You see, wrinkles are not born equal. Some are called dynamic wrinkles and appear due to normal muscle movement—typically, when you smile or laugh. Other wrinkles are known as static wrinkles, such as frown lines between the eyes, also known as ‘bunny lines’, horizontal forehead creases, and fine lines around the eyes, known as crow’s feet. These are a result of a natural loss of elasticity and collagen in your skin. Exposure to the sun or even certain habits, like smoking or not getting enough sleep, may also cause wrinkles. In a nutshell, these appear whenever your skin loses volume, which is a very common effect of aging.
Having said that, how can Botox injections for facial wrinkles help?
Let’s first clarify that Botox is actually a brand name (just like Dysport), so the actual substance that is used for this treatment is a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. When small concentrations are injected into your skin, they prevent signals from the nerve cells from reaching the muscles, making wrinkles less visible—or not visible at all.
This is basically the science behind the way neurotoxins like Botox can help to minimize and smoothen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. If administered by an experienced licensed professional with extreme precision on the spots where wrinkles are an issue, Botox injections will weaken and paralyze facial muscles, preventing the muscle movement that causes facial wrinkles. If properly administered, while Botox injections will produce that effect on treated muscles, they will still allow untreated muscles to function normally—in other words, your normal facial expressions will not be compromised.
This makes it extremely important to highlight that your Botox treatment for facial wrinkles must be planned and executed by a licensed professional such as Fountain of You MD’s Medical Director Dr. Arbuckle or our nurse injector, Kirstie Robinson, RN. After all, only a highly experienced professional will know if you should use Botox against facial wrinkles—and help you with the actual precisely administered treatment.
Botox injections are mostly painless, and this perfectly safe non-surgical procedure doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete. It won’t force you to change your day’s routine, and it typically carries no side effects or discomfort that you should worry about.
The other aspect that makes Botox injections for facial wrinkles so popular and widely recommended by clinics such as Fountain of You MD is that results from neurotoxin injections are usually noticeable within 3-10 days. They generally last about 3-4 months, offering an almost immediate and significantly lasting rejuvenating effect that can be repeated as required and recommended.
In addition to that, we also use Botox injections at our clinic in the Hampton Roads area to treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating under the arms, in the soles of the feet, and in the palms of the hands), relief from chronic headaches and migraines, muscle spasms of the neck and shoulder, overactive bladder, prostate issues, some bowel disorders, teeth grinding, TMJ and muscle stiffness, among other conditions.