When you walk down the streets of Tampa, you can tell that you are in a city that is full of people who care about the way that they look. People dress well. They keep themselves well-groomed. One reason for this may be that many in the area have seen the benefits of using BOTOX®. Maybe you have considered using this treatment. How can you know if BOTOX® in Tampa is right for you?
What to Consider Before Using BOTOX®
There are a couple of things that you need to consider when deciding whether or not BOTOX® is the right treatment for you. First, you need to look at the type of wrinkles that you have. Not all wrinkles will respond well to this treatment.
When you look at yourself in the mirror, do you have wrinkles that exist regardless of the facial expressions that you are making? If so, it is likely that you have static wrinkles. These wrinkles are referred to as static because they don’t move and are always there. When your face loses volume or when your skin has been over exposed to the sun, these types of wrinkles can appear.
BOTOX®, however, has been created to address dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that appear on your face when you make dynamic movements, like smiling, frowning, and grimacing. Underneath your skin you have a layer of muscles. These muscles respond voluntarily or involuntarily and contribute to your ability to make facial expressions. When you make facial expressions, the muscles contract and will crease that skin on top of them.
This is why when you look at yourself in the mirror and you smile, you see wrinkles developing along the sides of your eyes. When you were younger, these wrinkles were not a big deal. As soon as you stopped smiling, your skin would go back to its smooth state. However, now that you are older, now that your skin is a little bit thinner, and now that your skin does not have the same level of collagen or elastin that it did a few years ago, the folds caused by dynamic wrinkles stick around.
The Purpose of the Treatment
What BOTOX® in Tampa does is relax the muscles underneath your skin. When your muscles are relaxed, your skin is able to relax, and dynamic wrinkles begin to disappear. This is a temporary treatment, With time, the results of your treatment will disappear, and you will need to have touch up treatments in order to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Would you like to learn more about whether or not BOTOX® in Tampa is right for you? The educated staff at The Mack Cosmetic Center would be more than happy to answer your questions. We are conveniently located in Tampa, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!