Contractions of delicate underlying facial muscles can cause dynamic or muscle pull wrinkles in the skin. These contractions can cause creases over the forehead, around the eyes and neck folds, and between the eyebrows. These dynamic lines can be significantly softened by the new use for an FDA approved drug called Botox.
How does Botox work?
Botox is a bacteria derived toxin that blocks impulses from the nerve which is responsible for the deep muscle pull creases to our minute facial muscles. In response, the undesirable creases fade away due to muscle relaxation. Post treatment, the overlying skin of the muscles maintains its smooth and unwrinkled appearance, while the untreated muscles continue to contract normally which allows for the sought-after facial expression to be unaffected.
Everyone ages...... and although we can prevent some causes of aging. Volume loss in the facial tissue is one cause of aging that we can avoid. You may have heard of Restylane, through friends or information on movie stars that use Restylane to help maintain their youthful apprearance.
Restylane's main ingredent is hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in human skin, with the ability to attact and bind water molecules to help maintain volume. The hyaluronic acid in your body plays a vital role in the firmness of your skin, the shape of your featues and the lubrication of your joints. It is in the form of a non animal clear gel, that is injected into the skin with a very fine needle to restore skin contours and smooth lines, and wrinkles. It is also frequently used to smooth and enhance the lips.
The first step of your experience is the consultaion with the physician. By discussing your concerns openly, and feeling secure in the opinion of the physician, you can then get the best treatment results on how to maintain your youthful appearance. Before any treatments are done, you must fully understand how the treatment works, what results you expect, and what to expect after the treatment. Again, feel free to ask questions, so make a list of things you feel you should know.