Not only that, but prevention is usually on everyone’s mind when it comes to wrinkles. Wrinkle prevention is a careful mix of genetics combined with great skin care, moisturizing, proper diet, hydration, sun protection and cutting edge anti-aging treatments. And when it comes to wrinkles that have already formed, up-to-date information about the best anti-wrinkle treatments is key. One of the best treatments for wrinkles is Botox.
Botox for wrinkles works by being injected into the muscle that is causing a line or wrinkle. This anti-wrinkle treatment effectively stops the muscle that causes wrinkles to stop from contracting. How Botox does this is by adhering to the muscles’ nerve endings and stopping the specific neurotransmitter that creates the muscular contraction that leads to wrinkles. By stopping this contraction, the skin of the face appears both smooth and less lined. Dysport and Xeomin work similarly to Botox and are alternative anti-wrinkle treatments.
Frown lines are the most common wrinkle complaint. Botox is the best wrinkle treatment for this area, because when injected into the forehead, the overlying skin immediately smooths out and erases those pesky frown lines. More importantly, Botox is a great anti-aging treatment because it not only helps prevent lines you already have from deepening, but also helps prevent new lines from forming.
At Medical Aesthetics & Wellness, we’re wrinkle experts, and our world-renowned cosmetic dermatologists are proud to offer several wrinkle reduction treatments and prevention tips. The first step in the war on wrinkles is to know your enemy, in this case the 5 different types of wrinkles.
Expression wrinkles are the most common type of wrinkle and most people will have them as they age. Expression wrinkles are simply that; lines that appear on the skin of the face as a result of repeated facial expressions. Expression wrinkles are caused because the facial muscles actually attach directly to the skin of the face and it is the action of those muscles that create all of our favorite facial expressions and our not so favorite wrinkles.
The only way to absolutely prevent expression wrinkles is to stop making facial expressions, but since this is mostly impossible and not advisable, Botox, Dysport or Xeomin are the best anti-wrinkle treatment for these types of wrinkles.
The most common expression wrinkles are the “11” lines and forehead creases, but with a treatment of Botox, you can experience smoother, line-free forehead.
Elastotic wrinkles refer to the loss of elasticity in the skin and is primarily caused by exposure to the sun. These wrinkles show up as creases and are usually found on the cheeks, upper lip, and neck.
The best wrinkle prevention for Elastotic lines is using good skin care and sun protection. Laser resurfacing can help rebuild the elastic structures and collagen of the skin.
Gravity is great when it comes to keeping us here on the earth, but unfortunately, it can also cause wrinkles known as gravitational wrinkles. Just like Elastotic wrinkles, these wrinkles are also characterized by a loss of elasticity or collagen, but they look differently. Gravitational wrinkles look like sagging or drooping of the skin.
The most common gravitational wrinkles are nasolabial folds or smile lines. Fillers are great anti-wrinkle treatments for improving the appearance of gravitational wrinkles.
Compression wrinkles are formed most commonly with activities that compress areas of the face or body for extended periods of time, most commonly when sleeping on your side with your face squished against your pillow.
The best anti-aging prevention for these types of wrinkles is to sleep on your back. Once formed, compression wrinkles can be improved with a combination of Botox and fillers.
Atrophic wrinkles are similar to Elastotic wrinkles in that they are characterized by a loss of tissue structure, but these wrinkles are caused mostly by aging and can also have a severe thinning of the skin.
Proper moisturizing and skin care is essential for prevention of atrophic wrinkles. Atrophic wrinkles are tricky to treat, but fillers can help with skin-rebuilding and appearance.
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Aging gracefully is a popular goal for most people. However, aging gracefully isn’t a passive process, but an active one. If you’re interested in receiving more information on anti-aging treatments and Botox for wrinkles, contact our experienced APRN’s at Medical Aesthetics & Wellness by calling 1(860) 337-2202.