Addressing Dynamic Wrinkles with BOTOX


Wrinkles happen to everyone as we age and natural collagen production slows down. Rather than just accepting it as fate, we have the option of addressing wrinkles with BOTOX®. This exciting, non-surgical treatment can give you dramatic and expedient results. It is so popular worldwide that it has become a household name.

What are Dynamic Wrinkles?

No matter how old we are, our faces wrinkle when we make certain facial expressions. Examples include frowning, smiling, and squinting. When we are young and have ample collagen and other substances in our skin, these wrinkles fade as soon as we relax our faces. As time goes on, however, the body produces less beneficial substances. The resulting lines are known as dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX® is perfect for reducing the appearance of these aging signs.

How Does BOTOX® Work?

BOTOX® is a purified protein solution that works by blocking the nerve signals that instruct your facial muscles to contract. When these muscles do not receive the signals, they do not contract, resulting in a smooth and youthful appearance. The serum is injected very strategically so that it does not affect the surrounding area.

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In this clip, @daniellestarkpa is treating a patient who came in with concerns regarding her frown lines, glabellar lines and crow’s feet. Injectable “freezers” like #botox @botoxcosmetic can be used to prevent movement wrinkles such as those between the eyebrow, on the forehead, and around the eyes. When injected into the muscle directly, the muscles relax over 7-14 days improving the appearance of both resting and active movement lines. Botox works by binding to receptors that send nerve signals for muscles to contract, essentially paralyzing the muscle from working. Too high a dose gives a “frozen” unnatural look, but gives a longer result. Too little a dose and very little change is seen. So there is an “art” to injection placement and dosing for each person, it must be customized. Since your body is constantly producing nerve receptors and nerve signals constantly, these injections require maintenance, otherwise the wrinkles will slowly return as the muscle regains function over time. #Dysport and @xeominaesthetic #Xeominaesthetic are alternative neurotoxins that may work when another fails or may be better for your individual goals depending on your injectors experience and preference. Did you know that freezers can also be used to improve excessive sweating of the palms, scalp, buttock, genitals/scrotum, and can help with migraines? Comment below if you love #botoxcosmetic.

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The injections themselves can typically be administered in just minutes. Before this can happen, a consultation takes place, and it is during this time that your personalized treatment plan can be discussed. Results should become evident in the days following your session. The effects of the treatment last for a number of months, after which you will need follow-up visits to maintain the results.

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Having frown lines or ’11 lines’ can sometimes make you look unapproachable or unfriendly. Simple injections of neuromodulators or “freezers” like #Botox #Xeomin and #Dysport can be a solution for this. For men, it is important to ensure precise placement to avoid looking overdone or frozen and also to avoid an unnatural elevation to the brows that can result in an undesired feminine or ‘Spock’ appearance. Routine injections of micro-droplet quantities will treat lines short-term and minimize the amount of new lines that develop over time. Maintaining a youthful and approachable look does not require large amounts, however an expert injector and precise placement are key to a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance.

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Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Treatments?

As mentioned above, this is a perfect treatment for those seeking to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Popular treatment areas include:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines (between the eyes)

Are you ready to address dynamic wrinkles with BOTOX® injections? If so, we invite you to get started by making an appointment at the office of Jason Emer, MD. At our clinic in West Hollywood, CA, we would be delighted to lead you through the process, address your questions and concerns, and help you achieve the aesthetic of your dreams. For more information about how Dr. Emer performs BOTOX® injections, feel free to click here. Contact us today to set up your consultation!

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Many male patients are wanting to take preventative measures to soften the appearance of premature facial wrinkles such as those on the forehead, eyes (Crow’s Feet), chin, (Cobblestone Chin), frown lines between eyebrows (“11” Lines), nose wrinkles (Bunny lines), and even neck bands/lines. These can be treated with injections like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin, which all work to help minimize the movement that causes premature resting movement lines. Placed strategically this can minimize the appearance of fine wrinkles and improve the texture of the skins surface by decreasing oil production and decreasing pores. If placed haphazardly this can lead to a frozen look or one that is quizzical, which is unnatural and obvious, so please see an expert.

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