Tao Wellness Med Spa
When early signs of aging begin to leave their mark, you are likely to see them appear most noticeable between the eyebrows, around the eyes, on the forehead, and around the mouth. These early wrinkles are known as “dynamic wrinkles” and are the result of the facial movements you have made day after day over the years. BOTOX® and Dysport® are nonsurgical treatments that target these early signs of aging without any downtime.
Whether you are looking to get a jump start on aging or looking to turn back the hands of time and address wrinkles that have already made their mark, the team of specialists at Tao Wellness Med Spa is here to help. They have a deep understanding of facial anatomy, enabling them to place BOTOX or Dysport injections in the areas that will be most effective in revealing a beautiful, youthful appearance.
Dynamic wrinkles begin as the lines that form when you make facial movements, such as frown lines. If you look in a mirror, these lines are likely to become more prominent with certain facial movements, such as smiling and laughing. When the facial muscles move, the muscle movement causes the skin to fold and crease. As we age, skin loses collagen and elasticity and doesn’t bounce back like it used to, leaving behind the folds and creases created by dynamic movement. When this occurs, those dynamic wrinkles can transition to static wrinkles that remain even when your face isn’t moving.
Both BOTOX and Dysport are considered neuromodulators, meaning they affect the signals sent from nerves to muscles. In this case, the neuromodulator is Botulinum toxin type A. During treatment, BOTOX or Dysport is injected into the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. When injected, the nerve signals that make the muscles contract are blocked, leaving the muscles relaxed. This muscle relaxation minimizes skin movement and allows the wrinkles to relax, delivering a more youthful appearance.
BOTOX and Dysport injections target areas where muscle movement affects facial features. This can include:
If you have lived a life full of smiles and adventure, chances are you have your share of dynamic wrinkles, even if they are just starting to show. As long as your overall health is good and you have realistic expectations for your treatment, you are a good candidate for BOTOX or Dysport. However, you are not a good candidate if:
BOTOX or Dysport treatments begin with an initial consultation that will evaluate the areas you are looking to address, as well as go over your complete medical history to evaluate you for treatment. During this consultation, it is important to disclose any allergies and all the medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin.
When you come in for your initial treatment, your provider may apply a topical anesthetic to numb the area before injections. The BOTOX or Dysport is then injected into strategic points in the muscle in order to achieve optimal results. Most people describe these injections as a pinching feeling. In general, a single treatment takes about 15 to 30 minutes, and you are able to return to your regular activities immediately following the treatment.