Wrinkles show up earlier than we would like, making our outsides look older than our insides feel. People have been looking for ways to reduce the appearance of these wrinkles for years. In the past, people could choose between expensive creams that were often ineffective or surgery. Now, people have the option of Botox® injections, a quick and easy way to effectively reduce wrinkles. How Does Botox® Work? Botox® is effective at treating the wrinkles that are caused by repetitive muscle movements. These are known as dynamic wrinkles and include things such as forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Although lines showing up on our faces when we laugh, frown, squint, etc. is perfectly normal, most of us would like them to disappear when we stop making the face. As the years go by, loss of collagen causes them to stick around even when we’ve relaxed our face. Then in addition to these dynamic lines, we now have static lines that are present all the time. The goal of this treatment is to effectively prevent dynamic lines from becoming permanent as well as softening any lines that are already present. These injections are given very precisely and do not affect the surrounding area. You do not need to worry about having a “frozen” look. The goal is a natural, softened look. What to Expect with Botox® Injections Results from these injections can last anywhere from 3-4 months, depending on how your body responds. On average, they last for 4 months before a follow-up treatment is needed. If you choose not to receive a follow-up treatment, muscle movement will resume and the dynamic wrinkles will reappear. Who Are Botox® Injections For? Botox® injections can benefit both women and men who are bothered by the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. This is no longer considered a treatment for “older” people, and it is commonly done by people in their 30s and beyond to prevent signs of aging. Many factors, such as genetics and lifestyle, contribute to when dynamic wrinkles will appear for you. If they bother you, there is no reason to put off treatment! This option is also great as a preventative treatment, so people much younger than 30 can receive injections in order to delay wrinkles later in life. Ready to learn more about Botox® injections at Beauty & Life MD in Hamilton, NJ and how they can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Contact our office today to schedule your consultation! We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team here that can answer your questions and get you a personalized treatment to fit your unique needs.