You have always taken good care of your skin, but suddenly you are noticing signs of aging that seemed to come from nowhere. There are lines and creases in your skin and your face has lost volume in key areas. Where did these wrinkles come from, and where did the volume go?
Wrinkles are a breakdown of collagen in the dermal-epidermal junction and result from a combination of factors. This breakdown is due primarily to sun exposure and oxidative stress caused by free radicals in the environment. These factors can be mitigated topically with appropriate skin care and sun protection. Diet and life-style are important too. Limit alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and please, please don’t smoke. You will never like your skin if you smoke.
But one factor cannot be helped topically or by lifestyle modifications. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. If you are fair skinned with light-colored eyes, just going into bright light can cause a crease between your eyebrows. And when you smile and squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause laugh lines. Over the years those repeated actions turn dynamic wrinkles into static lines in your skin. Sometimes these lines begin in our thirties. Neuromodulators and fillers can dramatically improve the appearance of static lines and dynamic wrinkles. Filler can also replace lost volume in key areas.
Neuromodulators target one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Injecting these muscles with a neuromodulator temporarily reduces muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. The most used and the most thoroughly researched and tested product in this category is called BOTOX®, and it is the only FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually are choosing this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime. The most used and the most thoroughly researched and tested product in this category is called JUVÉDERM®.
The Acne Treatment Center is pleased to be offering BOTOX® Cosmetic neuromodulator and JUVÉDERM® hyaluronic acid fillers every month.
We are so happy to have Collette Evrard, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C providing this service for our clients. Collette has more than 16 years’ experience providing injections both for neurological disorders and for cosmetic purposes. Learn more about Collette.
If you want to improve the signs of aging on your face, give us a call.