How do you feel about yourself when you look at yourself in the mirror? How do you feel about your appearance when you compare the way you look today with the way you looked five or 10 years ago? If you are like most people in Columbus, Ohio, there’s going to be some things that you like about your current appearance, but there’s also going to be some things that you miss about the way you looked when you were younger. One of those things that you probably miss about the way you looked when you were younger is your wrinkle-free appearance. Thankfully, BOTOX® exists.
Unfortunately, as we get older, we start to develop wrinkles. These wrinkles develop around our eyes, our nose, and our mouth. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contractions of your muscles underneath your skin. Every time you make a facial expression, your skin responds to the movement of your muscles. You can see an example of this when you look at yourself in the mirror and you smile. Just look at your eyes. Do you see how the skin on the sides of your eyes is crinkled up when you smile? This crinkling is happening because of the movement of your muscles underneath your skin.
When you were younger, your skin responded the same way to your muscle movement. The only difference is that because your younger skin had more collagen, more elastin, and more hyaluronic acid, when you finished making a facial expression, those wrinkles in your skin would fall out and disappear.
Now that you are a little older and now that your skin is less resilient, the wrinkles caused by facial movements are starting to etch themselves in your appearance. This is why you still see wrinkles around your eyes, even when you’re not smiling.
There is nothing that you can do to reverse the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on your own. There is no topical cream that’s going to make them disappear. This is because the cause of your dynamic wrinkles is underneath your skin. So the only way to treat dynamic wrinkles is to treat what’s going on underneath your skin with a product like BOTOX® in Columbus, Ohio.
BOTOX® is a neuromodulator which interferes with the signals that your nerves are sending to your facial muscles. So when you smile, your nerves will not be able to tell the muscles around your eyes to contract as forcefully as they did before the treatment. After BOTOX® treatments, your skin is given a little bit of a rest because your muscles are not forcing your skin to crinkle like it did before. With time, the wrinkles that have been etched in your skin actually fall out. Your skin starts to look and feel smoother and younger.
If you miss the wrinkle-free appearance you had in youth, treat dynamic wrinkles with BOTOX® at Smith Facial Plastics near Columbus, Ohio. You will be amazed as you watch your wrinkles begin to disappear. Contact us today for a consultation at our office in Gahanna, Ohio.