The most common wrinkle lines typically show up on the face in our 30’s and can often make a person look older, tired, angry, worried or stressed. These facial lines are dynamic wrinkles resulting from the pull or contraction of the facial muscles of expression.
In the past not even plastic surgery could remedy these types of wrinkles. One of the best treatments for these age lines of expression is a neuromodulator such as Botox. Botox is a purified protein that temporarily relaxes the muscles causing dynamic wrinkles and does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation so there is no numbness or loss of feeling in the treated area. After injections, the skin over the treated muscle becomes smoother with fewer wrinkles as the muscle relaxes. Botox is a proven method for treating fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, near the eyes and between the eyebrows and allows an individual to age gracefully while looking their best. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Botox is the #1 requested nonsurgical procedure in the United States.
Not all wrinkles are dynamic or related to activity of the underlying muscles. Deep creases and skin folds, referred to as static wrinkles are wrinkles that are still visible when the skin is lightly stretched between your fingers. These wrinkles are caused by aging, loss of collagen, sun damage, and smoking. Static wrinkles respond best to dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra or Artefill. A combination of Botox and dermal fillers can be used to help achieve improvements in most cases for people who desire a more youthful and natural look.