As the natural volume of youthful skin starts to diminish over time, wrinkles and folds begin to form. This is partially due to the lack of collagen and elastin in the aging skin, on the other hand, our facial muscles are just as much to blame for these unsightly occurrences. Facial lines appear because the muscle lying just beneath the skin’s surface is in a continuous state of contraction. These muscles pull the skin unevenly and that causes the appearance of forehead wrinkle, crow’s feet and frown lines, which are reversible in the beginning. However, after years of repetitive expressions, such as laughing, squinting and frowning, these “expression lines” may become permanent.
In the fight against wrinkles best results can be achieved by combining a preventive wrinkle treatment with corrective wrinkle treatments. The best preventive wrinkle treatments are Botox® Cosmetic and botox alternatives, such as Dysport™.
Botox® Cosmetic has become very popular because it is a highly effective wrinkle reducer.
By having Botox or Dysport injections in the upper areas of the face, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet (fine lines at the sides of the eyes) can be eliminated. These cosmetic injections can get rid of frown lines (those dreaded vertical lines between your eyebrows) as well. They have also shown to have positive effects at lifting the brow when injected in the right place by an experienced skin care professional.
Botox® is administered through injections directly into the skin’s under layers. Botox and Dysport works by blocking the chemical communication between the nerves and the underlying muscle; relaxing the muscle and reducing the contractions that cause persistent frown lines and forehead wrinkles. In other words, Dysport™ and Botox® Cosmetic injections will prevent facial muscles from involuntary contractions, therefore acting as an effective wrinkle reducer. Because the muscles are relaxed, the skin lays smoother, allowing for fewer noticeable wrinkles. To the contrary, these treatments do not effect normal facial expressions.
The actual substance that is injected is botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified protein, a safe form of the toxin that causes botulism. It can produce results as good as cosmetic surgery, although they will be temporary and depending on the patient they will last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
Even though Botox® treatments are only temporary they tend to last longer the more times they are applied to a specific area and some people can get very long lasting results. The injections are not really painful and if you wish to reduce pain and discomfort to the minimum, you may opt for the application of a topical anesthetic before your treatment.
Botulinum toxin anti wrinkle injections can be used in several ways and will have the same effect in each area that they are used. The most common areas are the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), the frown lines that run between your eyebrows, your forehead wrinkle and the wrinkle bands in the neck area.
What you should know is that Botox and Dysport are not suitable for removing wrinkles that are caused by sun damage. Also, you must be aware that these kind of treatments can only work as a wrinkle reducer on those specific facial lines, where the underlying muscle can be effectively controlled by blocking the chemical communication between the cells. Therefore, if there is no facial muscle, that is directly causing the wrinkle, botulinium toxin treatments cannot be utilized. You should also remember, that Botox® and Dysport™ are not dermal fillers, so they won’t be able to “fill” already existing wrinkles on your face.
The sooner you start with these treatments, the less chance there will be for crow’s feet, frown linesand forehead wrinkles appearing. That’s why many people are getting treatments at a younger age to ensure that they retain their youthful appearance for as long as possible.
Botox® and Dysport™ owe their popularity to the fact that they are relatively cost effective when compared to other methods and that the procedures are done with very little downtime – they could be done in a lunch break with no disruption to everyday activities.
To find out if Botox® or Dysport™ would be a good choice for you as a wrinkle reducer, give us a call at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715). If you would like more information on reducing frown lines,crow's feet or forehead wrinkle, please visit our website www.laser15.com. Laser Touch Medical Clinic offers a wide variety of cosmetic injections. Our friendly and attentive staff will be more than happy to answer all your questions about your treatment options and schedule a complimentary, no-obligation consultation for you.