As time passes your skin starts to show signs of ageing including the appearance of facial lines. There are several reasons behind the appearance of facial lines, many experts suggest that the main reason is due to a cellular change that leads to a reduction in collagen. However, this is not the only reason. Everyday your facial muscles endeavour in different activities such as squinting, frowning, smiling and simply raising your eyebrows. During these actions your skin may fold and stretch resulting in the formation of facial lines. To help reduce such lines many rely on results from Botox cosmetics. Ultimately, Botox works beneath the surface of the skin and moderately reduces these lines helping your skin look smoother.
How Does BOTOX® Work?
The muscles of your body contracts and move after they receive an electrical message from the brain. It is acetylcholine that transmits the electrical message from the brain to the muscle. When Botox is injected, it blocks the acetylcholine release, resulting in the muscles becoming passive, as they do not receive the intended message. Thus, the wrinkles that are caused due to muscle movement or spasms are reduced or even temporarily stopped. When a patient undergoes Botox, they can feel as though the area where the treatment was applied has become numb, this is due to the lack of muscle movement in the area, and is considered normal.
What Areas Can BOTOX® Be Injected?
There are several areas where Botox can be injected to help reduce the appearance of facial lines. Below we highlight the most popular areas:
Arguably the most popular location for Botox injections is in the forehead for reduction of the fine lines across your forehead or the Frontalis Muscle. Crow’s feet at the side of your eyes and frown lines around your lips are both considered common injection sites for Botox and are probably the next most common locations after the forehead. Oris Muscles, also known as smoker’s lines are also a common location for injections. Finally, a brow lift is also possible as Botox, when injected properly can help lift your brows. These are just a few of the common areas where Botox works well to reduce visible lines on your face.
At Silverado Medical and Aesthetic clinic, we are your premier location for Botox in Calgary as a nonsurgical and minimally invasive injectable solution for those who are looking for firmer, smoother and younger-looking skin. Give us a call today at 403-873-8999 to book a consultation.