Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help
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The experience of aging is something that unites us all as one. However, there is nothing wrong with wanting to preserve youthfulness when you can, whether by trying to stay young at heart, staving off outward signs of aging, or both! One famously safe and effective solution to combat signs of aging as they appear is Botox treatment. While Botox is one of the most renowned cosmetic treatments available, the way that Botox helps facial aging is not as commonly known. To that end, we have provided some questions and answers about the causes of facial aging and how Botox can help below!
When it comes to aging signs like wrinkles or volume loss, there are two major culprits. The first culprit is a decrease in collagen production. The other cause, muscle contractions, is connected to this decrease in collagen loss.
Collagen is a protein in our body that functions like the glue that keeps all of our connective tissues together, from our skin to our muscles to our hair and bones. As we age, our body produces a gradually decreasing amount of collagen. As a result, the structural integrity of those connective tissues begins to weaken.
When you add muscle contractions to this mix, particularly those that occur due to facial expressions that we make every day, such as smiling, squinting, and frowning, our skin gradually loses its ability to bounce back into form the less collagen our body is producing. As a result, wrinkles form, and other aging signs develop.
Botox can help those aging signs by addressing one of those major culprits—muscle contractions. The operative ingredient in Botox injections, known as abotulinumtoxinA, is a neuromodulator, which means that it either enhances or inhibits the activity of specific neurotransmitters. When administered in a Botox injection, the neuromodulating action in Botox works to temporarily inhibit the neurotransmitters responsible for muscle contractions in the defined treatment area. As a result, Botox injections give your skin the time and space it needs to bounce back into form and smoothen out wrinkles and fine lines in the treatment area.
Botox injections are traditionally administered around the eyes and upper facial area. However, it is sometimes used around the jaw, neck, and lower facial area. With that being said, it is done so less commonly in that area.
When you visit us at the Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland during a Botox consultation, Dr. Elsheikh can let you know the most strategic areas on your face for Botox injections to achieve the results you hope to accomplish from Botox treatment.
While Botox injections cannot permanently turn back the clock, they are highly effective at slowing down the signs of aging and helping you maintains a youthful look! Here are some of the areas and wrinkles that Botox can address to help you achieve a more youthful appearance:
• Bunny lines, located at the top of your nose
• Crow’s feet lines, located at the peripherals of your eyes
• Forehead lines, also known as glabellar lines
• Frown lines located between the eyebrows, also known as the “11 lines”
• Hooded eyes
• Lipstick lines around the mouth
• Tear troughs, located underneath the eyes
Wellness Center of Greater Cleveland would be happy to help you put a stop to facial aging with Botox injections! For more information or an appointment with our Botox specialists, please call us or schedule an appointment through our website. We serve clients from Cleveland OH, North Olmsted OH, Olmsted Falls OH, North Ridgeville OH, Bay Village OH, Lakewood OH, Berea OH, and Brooklyn OH.