Wrinkled skin is a common consequence of aging. Skin on the face and various other parts of the body becomes loose and scaly, and prone to tiny folds which are called wrinkles. People who wish to slow down aging pay special attention to keeping skin moisturised so that it is less inclined to wrinkle. However, wrinkling is not a reversible process, and it cannot be stopped – it can only be delayed.
Creasing of the skin due to habitual contracting of muscles can be reduced by using Botox injections. Botox is most commonly used for the face, to prevent folds of skin near the eyes and mouth, and for reducing sagging of loose skin.
How botox works
Botox injections are most commonly used in the forehead to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox works by causing the skin to relax the muscles at the site of the injection. This results in the skin appearing smooth and unwrinkled. This cycle lasts for 3-4 months, which is why botox injections are only a temporary solution to the wrinkle problem. Wrinkles formed due to prolonged sun or chemical exposure cannot be treated with Botox.
One should only consult with an experienced plastic surgeon for botox injections, as these need to be administered with great care. The targeted group of muscles has to be chosen very carefully to prevent the wrong set of muscles from becoming relaxed. The injection is administered using a very fine needle, which is why this is a delicate procedure. The dosage of the injection, and the site are chosen by the surgeon and patients are kept informed of how it works.