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Cosmetic surgical procedures can produce profound, long lasting changes in facial appearance, but are invasive and have an associated recovery period. Those who are just beginning to show signs of facial aging sometimes desire improvement, but cannot justify the cost or time investment required for surgical intervention.
For these patients, the rapidly expanding repertoire of injectable treatments may perfectly meet your individual needs. Injectable fillers can be used during an office visit, rather than requiring a trip to the operating room. Some treatments require no anesthetic, while others may require topical anesthetic agents. By visiting your dermatologist, you can find the best solution for restoring your youthful appearance.
What Causes Wrinkles?
With age, it seems as if everything slows. This includes the body’s ability to make collagen, which keeps the skin firm. With less collagen, the skin loses elastin and hyaluronic acid, which allows the skin to retain water. By our 40s and 50s, the skin has lost firmness, spring, and moisture, which results in fine lines and wrinkles.
Pale skin tends to wrinkle earlier than dark skin and people with pale skin also tend to develop more wrinkles and fine lines. When lines develop in dark skin the lines tend to be deeper. Constant muscle movement can create wrinkles such as areas of the forehead or around your mouth.
Sun, tanning beds and sun lamps are other main sources for wrinkles, exposing your skin to harmful ultraviolet rays. Exposure to UV rays accelerates the breakdown of collagen and elastin, which causes many people to see wrinkles and fine lines before they reach their 40s and 50s. These same UV rays that cause wrinkles can also cause skin cancer.
A More Youthful Appearance with Injectable Fillers
For fast and long-lasting results, you may want to visit your dermatologist. Today, cosmetic dermatology offers a wide spectrum of safe and effective procedures that can help you dramatically reduce the visibility of your wrinkles, improve your overall skin health and help you achieve your skin care goals.
Collagen injections and other injectable fillers give your skin a plumper, smoother appearance. Although collagen is the best-known filler, there are many other substances doctors can use to plump up your skin. Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, you can smooth out fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill out deep lines, augment soft tissues or even effectively augment facial bone structure.
All of these fillers are placed by an injection. Many options are currently available, with clinical differences being predominantly governed by how long the effects last, as well as how the filler “feels.”
Rejuvenate Your Facial Appearance with Botox
Unlike soft tissue fillers such as Juvederm that add volume to skin depressions, Botox blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkles. Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting. Results are visible within approximately one week after treatment and remain for roughly three months.
Botox cosmetic treatments can be used to improve:
- Worry lines in your forehead
- Lines between the eyebrows
- Smile lines
- Laugh lines, from nose to mouth
- Crow’s feet
Wrinkles may be a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for an aged appearance.
If You Are Considering Treatment For Wrinkles, Talk To Your Dermatologist At Hecker Dermatology In Tamarac, FL & Pompano Beach, FL About Your Options.