As we age, the cumulative effects of sun exposure, gravity, and repetitive muscle contractions cause fine lines and wrinkles in the skin. When we’re young, there’s enough collagen and elasticity for those wrinkles to be visible only when smiling, laughing, squinting, or frowning. With time, these once dynamic wrinkles gradually adhere and become visible even when the face is in a state of rest. BOTOX in Lexington, MA, at Face Forward, can bring back the rejuvenated appearance of your skin.
How Does BOTOX Work?
Emotional facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, and frowning create furrows or wrinkles in the skin over time. But a muscle can only contract when a nerve signal reaches that muscle. BOTOX works to temporarily block the nerve signals, preventing contraction of the specifically targeted muscles. Once the tiny facial muscles are relaxed, the skin smooths out and the countenance assumes a more youthful, rested look.