It’s easy to live a great life when you’ve stopped worrying about being older than you might like. However, wrinkles, lines, and creases may make it difficult for you to forget about your age. You might be concerned about looking much older than your actual age because of these age lines.
Age lines not only indicate where the smiles have been, they also form where a person repeatedly frowns, squints, and forms other facial expressions. Forgetting your age and looking years younger is now possible, thanks to Botox.
A painless, quick, and convenient way to get rid of age lines, Botox is approved by the FDA as safe for cosmetic use.
What Produces Age Lines?
Proteins are the building blocks of life. Proteins perform many roles in the body, including being part of our skin, teeth, hair, and nails. The skin can retain its structure and tightness because of two types of proteins: collagen and elastin.
With age or due to sun damage, there may be insufficient amounts of collagen and elastin left in the skin tissues. The aging process also causes the accumulation of stubborn fat deposits and the loss of lean body mass. The combined effect of these two factors can make our skin sag and develop lines, wrinkles, and creases. Experts believe that people who have lighter skin tones develop lines and wrinkles faster than others.
Where Do Age Lines Occur?
Age lines can occur all over the face, but some prominent lines are noticed in the following regions:
Eyes: Also called “crow’s feet,” the bags under the eyes are a result of excessive squinting and sun damage.
Forehead: Vertical and horizontal lines are noticeable across the forehead and between the eyebrows. With time, these age lines get deeper, making you look tired, angry, or unhappy when you are not.
Age lines can form around the lips and on the nose, chin, and neck as well.
How Botox Helps Erase Age Lines
Botox is given in the form of injections. The chemical is actually a protein extract from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Once injected, Botox starts to immobilize the muscles involved in facial movements that cause wrinkles and lines. A temporary paralysis of the muscles causes tightening and smoothing out of the skin wherever wrinkles have been.
With Botox, you do not need any prior preparation. The treatment takes only a few minutes to administer, which means you can schedule it during your lunch break. There will not be any downtime needed as a result of this procedure.
Depending on the number of age lines and wrinkles, multiple treatment sessions may be prescribed by your healthcare provider.
Botox is effective against a number of age lines, including lines around the eyes, lips, chin, sides of the nose, jawline, and forehead. The results are visible after a couple of weeks from the date of treatment.
After your Botox treatment sessions, you can truly forget your age and put your best face forward!
Get In Touch with Our Office
For a Botox consultation, contact the office of skilled facial plastic surgery specialist Dr. Andres Gantous and arrange an appointment.