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Why do we recommend treating dynamic wrinkles?

It’s important to note that smile lines are dynamic wrinkles, the ones appearing only when the face is in motion, can potentially turn into permanent wrinkles if left untreated. These dynamic wrinkles, caused by repeated facial expressions such as smiling, frowning, or squinting, can gradually deepen over time, leading to more prominent lines and creases even at rest.

However, with timely intervention through Botox treatments, it’s possible to prevent the progression of dynamic wrinkles into permanent features on your skin.

By temporarily relaxing the underlying muscles responsible for these movements, Botox injections not only smooth out existing lines but also help prevent the formation of deeper wrinkles, preserving the youthful appearance of your skin for longer.

It’s important to get Botox treatments regularly because the effects are temporary and typically last for about 3 to 6 months. By maintaining a consistent schedule of treatments, you can ensure that your results remain optimal and that dynamic wrinkles are effectively managed over time. Regular treatments help to sustain the relaxed state of the treated muscles, preventing them from contracting and forming new wrinkles.

Can Baby Botox prevent wrinkle formation?

Preventative Botox, also known as baby Botox, has gained significant popularity among patients seeking to prevent wrinkles before they become more pronounced. This approach involves starting Botox treatments at a younger age, typically in one’s late twenties or early thirties, to proactively address the early signs of aging.

By strategically targeting areas prone to developing wrinkles, such as the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, preventative Botox helps to relax the underlying muscles, thereby reducing the formation of dynamic wrinkles over time.

This proactive approach to skincare not only maintains a smoother, more youthful appearance but also prevents the need for more extensive treatments in the future.


The nasolabial fold smile lines are deeper creases that do not respond well to Botox – an appropriate facial filler can smooth these smile lines. However, crow’s feet and lip lines that are created by smiling can be smoothed with Botox injections.

Precise placement of Botox around the outside of the eyes or around the lips can reduce these types of smile lines. You can combine Botox with facial fillers to manage all types of smile lines for a more youthful appearance.

Botox injections are safe and effective for wrinkle treatment. The procedure can be completed in about 15 minutes in our office in Los Angeles. Dr. Rivkin and our team of cosmetic injectors are highly experienced in accurate Botox injections that can dissipate crow’s feet and other dynamic lines. The neurotoxin in Botox relaxes the targeted muscle to smooth wrinkles and lines for about 3-4 months after treatment.

When it comes to Botox for smile lines and crow’s feet, people have different preferences. Some like a more frozen appearance, while others prefer a natural look with some movement. Our providers always talk to you about your options before deciding on the right amount of units to use. We want to make sure your Botox treatment aligns with what you want, whether it’s a subtle change or a more noticeable one.

Besides Botox, we also provide other neurotoxin treatments like Xeomin, Dysport, and Jeuveau. These options work similarly to Botox in addressing dynamic wrinkles and preventing them from becoming more noticeable over time. With our range of neurotoxin treatments, we offer personalized solutions to meet each client’s skincare goals.

If you have crow’s feet around the eyes or lip lines around the mouth, Botox may be the right treatment to eliminate these skin creases. Contact us at RIVKIN Aesthetics to schedule your Botox for smile lines treatment at our LA clinic.