Mature woman touches her temples after BOTOX treatment to smooth out her wrinkles

Does BOTOX Work If You Already Have Wrinkles?

April 26, 2023 9:44 pm

Forehead wrinkles, smile lines, and other skin changes are among the most common effects of aging. If you desire a more youthful appearance, there are cosmetic treatments, like BOTOX®, that can smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of existing wrinkles.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are lines and creases on your face that naturally form when you frown, smile, or make other facial expressions. The more you use facial expressions, the higher chance of wrinkles forming and staying once your face is back in a resting position. Genetics, smoking, and exposure to the sun also play a role in the development of wrinkles.

How BOTOX Treats Wrinkles

BOTOX is a popular cosmetic and therapeutic treatment that contains a neurotoxic protein that blocks the connections between a muscle and its nerve endings. An injection of BOTOX temporarily paralyzes muscle fibers so they relax and can no longer contract to create wrinkles. This treatment can also help reduce chronic headaches and temporomandibular joint pain.

What to Expect After BOTOX

It can take a few days for the full effects of a BOTOX treatment to kick in. During this time, avoid strenuous activity and touching the injection sites. Results typically last for three to four months. Regular treatments with BOTOX will keep your skin looking smooth. Patients with a fast metabolism or who are very active may need to get BOTOX again sooner than a patient with a more sedentary lifestyle.

Treatment for Wrinkles in Cullman, AL

At Cullman Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, our trained professionals offer BOTOX and Juvéderm® to treat existing wrinkles and smooth out your skin. We can also enhance your appearance and help you look more youthful with professional teeth whitening, veneers, or Invisalign clear aligners. Please contact us today to schedule your cosmetic consultation!

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