Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles and folds that develop on the face due to muscle contractions. When you frown, laugh, or smile, various areas of the facial skin are impacted. Over time, wrinkles become more profound and more noticeable. To combat this, Dr. Edmund Kwan of the NYC area may recommend wrinkle reduction using Botox injections.
How does Botox work for wrinkle reduction?
The muscles of the face result in the formation of wrinkles, specifically around the upper third. Some of the best areas for Botox include the:
- Forehead folds
- Glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
Botox is a medication that is a well-known neuromodulator formulated with an active ingredient called botulinum toxin type A. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it reduces tension and contracting. Over several days, this allows the facial skin to be smoothed out, making dynamic wrinkles less noticeable. The results of Botox will last several months before patients need to return to the office for additional injections. To maintain the results, Botox treatments will be required, and over time, they can help slow the unavoidable signs of aging on the facial skin.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
It is important that patients book a consultation visit and initial evaluation with Dr. Edmund Kwan to ensure they are good candidates for this treatment. Most patients will find Botox to be a viable option for them. In other situations, patients might also want to ask about dermal fillers, which are other cosmetic injectables used to fill wrinkles and folds and smooth the skin. Botox can also be combined with dermal fillers for a more dramatic improvement.
Turn back time with anti-aging injectables
Cosmetic injections are commonly used for men and women who want to make mild changes to their facial appearance without surgery. If you are considering the use of Botox injections to smooth away dynamic wrinkles and folds on the face, an appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan is the first step. Connect with him by contacting any one of the three office locations through the NYC area to schedule your visit. He accepts new and returning patients seeking aesthetic treatments for the face and body.