Q: What causes the wrinkles on my face?
A: Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It's not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow's feet.
Q: How does Botox Cosmetic work to remove wrinkles?
A: Botox Cosmetic works beneath the skin's surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow's feet to form over time. It does this by blocking the release of a substance called acetycholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles.
Q: How is Botox Cosmetic administered?
A: Dr. Flasko will inject Botox Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow's feet, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.