When you first start to notice wrinkles developing on your face, it can feel a little overwhelming. You know that aging is a natural part of life. You have seen it happen to everyone around you. However, there is an emotional block that almost every single person on the planet has that makes them think that aging is going to happen to everyone else but them. For that reason, seeing those first few wrinkles develop on your face can be very jarring.
There are two types of wrinkles that people develop as they age. The first type of wrinkle is a static wrinkle. These wrinkles are on your face even when your face is at rest. These types of wrinkles can be addressed by using cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers.
The second type of wrinkle is a dynamic wrinkle. Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that you see on your face when your face becomes animated. For example, when you smile, you may see wrinkles around your nose and along the side of your mouth. Or when you get angry, wrinkles might develop along your brow. As you laugh, crow’s feet may develop along the side of your face. All of these are wrinkles that can be addressed by using BOTOX®.
BOTOX® is a treatment that is designed to affect the signals that your nervous system sends to your facial muscles. When an area of the face is injected, the muscles will not contract in the same way that they do before treatment.
Now, it’s important to understand that BOTOX® treatments do not eliminate your ability to make facial expressions. To the contrary, you will still be able to express happiness, sadness, frustration and anger in the same way that you could prior to the treatment. The only difference is that your muscle contraction will be reduced slightly, thereby reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
The reason for the development of dynamic wrinkles is complicated. It is a mixture of a loss of collagen, a loss of facial volume and the fact that thinner skin has closer contact to your muscles. When these factors combine, the result is that every muscle movement you make becomes telegraphed on your skin.
The best way to treat dynamic wrinkles is to address them early. It is not uncommon for some individuals to begin BOTOX® treatment in their twenties when they first notice the development of soft dynamic wrinkles. When it comes to using BOTOX® treatments, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure.
During your initial consultation at The Dermatology, Laser and Vein Center in Cincinnati, our medical professionals will evaluate your skin, take a good look at your wrinkles, go over your health history and work with you to come up with a comprehensive treatment that will provide you with the results you want. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.