BOTOX® Cosmetic Can Make Your Muscles Forget

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Most of the time, muscle memory is a great thing. From driving to golf to yoga, muscle memory helps you get better at everything with practice. But just as every life has a few episodes you would rather forget, muscle memory is not always a good thing.

In your face, muscle memory is responsible for certain wrinkles that never go away. Crow’s feet, glabellar lines (those vertical folds between your eyebrows), and other wrinkles are the product of overzealous muscles. These muscles, after years of being told to contract when you smile, laugh, or frown, get so psyched up that they stay contracted even when you’re not asking them to.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and its very similar sister treatments Dysport and Xeomin can make these muscles forget the lessons they have learned too well. These injections tell your muscles to chill and take it easy for a while, giving you a relaxed and more youthful expression.

Effects last for different lengths of time in different areas and each person experiences their own time cycle on this, but you can reasonably expect 3 to 4 months’ relief before the action wears off.

To learn how BOTOX® Cosmetic can help some of your muscles give it a rest and stop bringing up the same old story every time you look in the mirror, please contact La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today for an appointment.

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