To understand the various treatments of wrinkles, one must understand that there are different kinds of wrinkles, dynamic and static lines or wrinkles.
Dynamic lines or wrinkles are those wrinkles and lines that appear when your face is animated.
Static lines or wrinkles are those facial lines that are evident even when our face is at rest and are due to volume loss and are better treated with dermal fillers. These two types of wrinkles are what separate Botulinum Toxin from any of the injectable fillers.
Botulinum Toxin is for dynamic wrinkling. It is a muscle relaxing agent so it will soften the wrinkles and lines that occur from a dynamic facial movement, such as between the brows with frowning….or the crow' s feet from smiling… or around the mouth from excessive pursing of the lips.. With ageing, this repetitive motion the skin starts to show strain and deep folds and tiny wrinkles start to develop. Botulinum Toxin will also help prevent a mouth frown by relaxing the muscles that exert a downward pull to the mouth.
Alternative cosmetic uses of Botulinum Toxin on the décolleté: Botulinum Toxin, when used in small dilutions in a controlled fashion by a skilled physician, can cause a modest chemical bust lift by decreasing the effect of chest muscles which pull the breasts down.
For the body: Botulinum Toxin injections also can be used to block chemical signals from nerves that stimulate sweat glands. See Botulinum Toxin underarms and Botulinum Toxin palms. For acne conditions: Botulinum Toxin when transdermed into the skin with a FDA approved machine, can decrease the secretion of sebum form the pilosebaceous unit, an important factor for acne conditions.
Another off label indication for Botulinum Toxin is for chronic migraine. Botulism Toxin is injected into fixed-sites in varying locations, including the forehead, temples and potentially extending into the neck muscles. According to Allergan, the manufacturer of Botulinum Toxin, Phase III clinical trials showed a significantly greater decrease in headache days among patients receiving Botulinum Toxin, compared with those receiving a placebo. There are numerous medical conditions for which Botulinum Toxin is used.