For many people in Little Rock, Arkansas, there is a disconnect between the way that they look and the way that they feel. Their bodies are starting to age, and that age is seen on their face. But on the inside, these individuals feel young and vibrant. One of the biggest culprits when it comes to making a person look older than the way they feel is dynamic wrinkles. These are those wrinkles that you see on a person’s forehead, around their eyes, and on other parts of their face as they age. They come because of movement of facial muscles underneath the skin. The only way to treat dynamic wrinkles is by changing the way that the muscles that are the culprit for your dynamic wrinkles work. This is exactly what BOTOX® does.
BOTOX® basically prevents certain signals from being transmitted from facial nerves to facial muscles. As a result, when you smile, when you frown, or when you make any other facial expression, your facial muscles will not contract with the same severity that they did in times past. As a result, dynamic wrinkles disappear.
Contrary to popular myths, BOTOX® does not leave you with a paralyzed face. It does minimize facial contractions, but it does not leave you unable to express emotion. Another myth about BOTOX® is that it leaves your face feeling numb. That’s just not true. BOTOX® is not designed to affect your sensory nerves. It is only designed to affect the nerves that control muscle contraction.
BOTOX® is not a dermal filler. This means that BOTOX® is not made to address static wrinkles. If you have static wrinkles, then talk to our cosmetic professional about products like Juvederm® that might be able to help in this situation. In some instances, BOTOX® can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to provide a person in Little Rock, Arkansas with something that is referred to as a liquid facelift.
BOTOX® is not designed to reinvent who you are. It is designed to remove some of the unwanted signs of aging and to help you look like the best version of yourself possible for the age that you are. You can learn more information about this popular injectable treatment during a consultation at the office of Mimi Lee, M.D. in Little Rock, Arkansas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!