As we get older it is normal for us to start developing wrinkles and this is as a result of our skin becoming looser and our facial muscles losing power. Botox is a common cosmetic treatment which is effective at reducing wrinkles.
There are a few factors that determine just how good the results will be and they are as follows:
Type of wrinkle: If by wrinkles you mean the deep frown lines that develop in the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet) and above the lips, then yes Botox can treat these effectively. If however you are talking about excess, loose sagging skin, then Botox is less effective. Excessive sagging skin can only really be treated by a surgical procedure such as a face lift.
Age: The younger you are the better you will respond to treatment. Generally speaking, people under 40 year old will have the best results from Botox injections. Your practitioner may recommend alternative treatments such as dermal fillers if they do not think you will respond well to Botox.
Depth of wrinkle: If you have extremely deep frown lines and crow’s feet, the Botox procedure is unlikely to completely remove them. It will however make them shallower and less visible.
It is important to mention here that Botox does not actually treat wrinkles, as once the effects have worn off the wrinkles/frown lines will return. The Botox procedure effectively paralyses the muscles which cause the wrinkles and frown lines to appear. Once you stop using the Botox the same wrinkles and frown lines will reappear.
In order to maintain the results you will need to repeat the procedure every 4 – 5 months. This is something that you need to consider when calculating the price of Botox.