Botox Treatment for Wrinkles and Facial Lines
How Do Facial Lines and Wrinkles Form?
No matter how hard we try, aging is a fight
none of us can win—unless someone eventually finds the legendary Fountain of
Youth. By our mid to late 20s, our skin starts to become a little drier, losing
its natural moisture, and we begin to see the first appearance of facial lines.
By our thirties, we begin to lose elasticity, and our wrinkles and lines
gradually become more pronounced. It is usually around this age that men and
women begin to consider Botox.
As we age naturally, our faces develop two different types of wrinkles: dynamic and fine surface lines.
- Dynamic wrinkles are the deep creases and folds caused by underlying facial muscles that move when you frown, squint, smile and laugh. We are all born with dynamic wrinkles. They are the creases around the eyes (crow’s feet) and lips (marionette lines), as well as the frontal lines across your forehead and the glabellar lines between your eyebrows (your frown lines).
- Fine surface lines develop when the collagen and elastin in your skin starts to thin with age. Years of exposure to the sun’s harmful rays leads to our skin becoming less elastic. Staying out of the sun and taking care of your skin will decrease your chancesof premature wrinkles, but these lines are caused by genetics and aging and are unavoidable.
Botox isannon-invasive, nonsurgical treatment most effective on dynamic wrinkles, those that haven’t set yet, by blocking the nerves that contract the muscles and softening the appearance of wrinkles.