How BOTOX ® Treats Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles may be a source of embarrassment for individuals in San Ramon, California and in other parts of the country. These differ from static wrinkles in that dynamic wrinkles form when a facial expression is made whereas static wrinkles are visible when the face is at rest. The contraction of muscles when making a facial expression (smiling, frowning, etc.) leads to the formation and visibility of dynamic wrinkles. Examples of dynamic wrinkles include those found on the forehead (worry lines), between the eye brows (glabellar lines) and around the eyes (crow's feet). BOTOX® is a treatment that helps to get rid of these wrinkles by paralyzing the muscle that causes the wrinkle to form when it contracts.

The purified Botulinum toxin type A prevents the muscle from contracting by blocking transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle when it is injected directly into the muscle. With the muscle no long able to contract, the wrinkle is unable to form and gradually diminishes over time. For those suffering from static wrinkles, dermal fillers may be better suited to provide relief. BOTOX® may not be effective in the treatment of static wrinkles, so those in need of treatment for this type of wrinkle should speak with a specialist in the San Ramon area to help determine which treatment may be right for them to help them achieve their goals.

The paralysis takes about one to five days to occur and after about two to four weeks, it should begin to peak. The results from BOTOX® may last between three and six months. As time goes by, the effect of the treatment begins to gradually wear off and the dynamic wrinkle may occur. For this reason, follow up and maintenance treatments are necessary to maintain the desired results of this procedure. Over time, repeat treatments may lead to improved results as the muscle becomes less responsive over time. This is called chemical denervation.

As with many medical treatments, there are certain side effects associated with BOTOX®. The procedure should not be used on individuals with an infection around the injection site, or in those who have a hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the treatment including the milk protein Casein. Those who have neuromuscular disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis and Eaton Lambert Syndrome may be put at an increased risk of clinically significant system effects stemming from normal doses of the treatment.

Common side effects of this procedure may include headache, flu-like syndrome, respiratory infection, temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Some of the less frequent side effects may include pain in the face, injection site redness and muscle weakness. For more information about these side effects, it is important to seek consultation with a trained specialist in the San Ramon area.

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