Botox has gained popularity since its release more than a decade ago. One of the interesting things about Botox is that it is so popular people know the name of this medication. This is something that one cannot say for most medications, to be them medicinal or those used in cosmetic circles.
When people visit a Botox Cary NC clinic, they’re looking for help treating wrinkles. What’s important to know about Botox prior to going in for treatment is that Botox is not designed to treat all wrinkles. Botox is designed to treat dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles that form on a person’s face when they make a dynamic movement. An example of dynamic wrinkles is the crow’s feet that develop on the side of a person’s eyes when they smile or when they laugh.
Botox works by interfering with the interaction of your nerves and the muscles in the treated area. In essence, Botox covers the nerve, preventing it from receiving or sending signals. Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles that are being treated so that when a person smiles, when they frown, or when they make any other facial expression that otherwise would have caused dynamic wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles are not formed.
Botox has an effect that is very different than the effect one experiences when using a dermal filler. Dermal fillers add volume to the face. One could think of a dermal filler like adding air to a deflated balloon. When a balloon is deflated, it’s full of wrinkles. However, when a person blows a balloon up, the volume created by the air in the balloon causes the wrinkles to disappear. This is the exact same thing that dermal fillers would do to the face of a person who is experiencing wrinkles because of volume loss.
One of the reasons why Botox is so popular is the fact that the results are temporary. This is good for two reasons. On the one hand, if a person does not like the results they get with Botox, they simply need to wait a few months and the results will go away on their own. However, if a person is pleased with the way they look after Botox treatments, they can simply go back to the clinic where the procedure was performed and have minor touch up work done in order to keep the Botox appearance.
Botox leaves a person looking younger. It does so in a very natural way. It produces results that are seen but that are not drastic.