Cosmetic Denervation, commonly known as Botox, is a procedure used to improve the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and other so called “dynamic wrinkles.” Dynamic wrinkles occur when we smile, laugh, or frown, and the delicate muscles underlying aging skin contract. Thousands of Botox injections are performed each year for a variety of conditions, and it has emerged as an exiting new treatment for ameliorating the visible consequences of aging. In cosmetic denervation, Botox is injected into these facial muscles and weakens them precisely.
After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while untreated facial muscles contract normally, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected. It must be remembered that the best candidates are individuals desiring a correction of dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles that are unrelated to facial muscle contraction will not be improved. Botox will not improve loose or sagging skin and does not serve the same function as a face lift.