Our face is the mirror of all our emotions. Over time, the repetitive contraction of facial muscles leads to the skin being creased, eventually resulting in the formation of expression lines, more commonly referred to as wrinkles.
Expression lines are creases formed during movement. Younger skin naturally regains its shape after movement ceases, but older skin loses its elasticity. Consequently, these creases start to become visible even at rest.
Botulinum toxin, or Botox, works by preventing muscle contraction and therefore by reducing movement. When injected into specific areas of the face it can be used to soften wrinkles and achieve a smoother look of the skin. The amount of Botox used is dependent on the patient, and an expert physician will know exactly how much is required to achieve the desired results with a natural look. The effect from Botox treatment for wrinkles lasts between 4 to 9 months.