Botox helps improve skin appearance by relaxing muscles that cause wrinkles. It is the most popular anti-ageing treatment to prevent the formation of wrinkles and to soften existing lines. Botox treatments work only on the specific muscles injected, leaving surrounding muscles to function as usual maintaining normal facial expressions. The results are a smoother, younger-looking appearance which lasts for 4 to 6 months.
What Botox can, and cannot, do.
Botox is becoming increasingly popular, and you have probably come across several clinics and spas offering botox injections. But it is important you understand that Botox is not an anti-aging cure all. Botox is best at treating dynamic wrinkles – those caused by muscle movement, such as when you smile, laugh or squint. Common dynamic wrinkles include crow’s feet around your eyes and lines on your forehead. Botox can smooth out such dynamic wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance. The other kind of wrinkles, called Static wrinkles, are caused by a loss of elasticity and collagen in your skin, or damage from sun exposure or habits like smoking. Your skin becomes thinner and drier, and the silhouette of your face changes with age due to volume loss. Other anti-aging treatments like fillers, HIFU or Exilis Elite are much more effective options for treating static wrinkles.