Many lines and wrinkles on the face are caused by repeated movement and creasing of the skin that occurs over the years. Some lines are caused by volume loss or skin aging secondary to
lifestyle factors, like smoking, genetics or sun exposure. The lines that are caused by repeated movement are those that can be targeted by botulinum.
When wrinkles are caused by movement, botulinum toxin, such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin, can be used to temporarily weaken the muscles that are creasing the skin, creating the wrinkles
that concern the patient. Botulinum toxin is a protein that binds to a receptor in the muscle that responds to the nerve signals that tell the muscle to contract. Over a couple of months,
the receptor is freed up and the botulinum is metabolized by the metabolic processes of the body and the muscle movement resumes. The time that the area is relaxed, allows the skin to
remodel, heal and lessens the depth of the wrinkle that concerns the patient.
Botulinum Toxin has been used safely in medicine for over thirty years and has been proven to be extremely safe when used appropriately. In aesthetic medicine, we use relatively low doses
and it works very well to prevent and treat lines causes by strong muscle movement. It is an amazing treatment for those worry lines and can help create a more relaxed and rested look
around the eye area.
If you have lines that are beginning to concern you, come in and let us help you find the appropriate treatment for you!