Everyone wants to get older, but no one wants to get old. This is just a fact of life. When you watch as your skin starts to wrinkle, it can almost feel as if your body is betraying you. This is especially the case if you are an active and healthy individual. So what do we do about this? The answer can be found by looking at BOTOX® treatment at our office in El Dorado Hills.
BOTOX® is designed for people who want to address dynamic wrinkles, but who are not ready to undergo surgery to achieve this aim. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that appear on our forehead, around our eyes, or around our mouth when we are making different facial expressions. Dynamic wrinkles are caused because the movement of our muscles is telegraphed through our skin. With time, this constant bunching of our skin in response to muscle contractions can lead to permanent wrinkles being etched in the skin.
The age that you start to develop dynamic wrinkles is going to vary depending on genetics, your lifestyle, and other factors. The best candidates for BOTOX® are adults who are starting to get those wrinkles around the corners of the mouth and eyes. The wrinkles may also be appearing on the forehead.
To be a good candidate for BOTOX® in El Dorado Hills, you will need to be showing signs of dynamic wrinkles. At the same time, you would need to be healthy enough for the treatment. As we mentioned, dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions. BOTOX® addresses this by interfering with the signals that the nerves send to your facial muscles, thereby preventing contractions. If you have a muscular system that is not healthy or if your nervous system is not healthy, BOTOX® may not be right for you.
It is also essential that you have good emotional health if you are considering this treatment. BOTOX® treatments can make you look younger. However, they will not take a 50-year-old person and make them look like they did when they were a teenager.
An emotionally healthy individual is going to understand what BOTOX® can do and what it cannot do. Additionally, an emotionally healthy individual is going to have the treatments because they want to look better for themselves, not because they are trying to impress others.