- October 11, 2019
- Posted by: Fox Medical Centers
- Category: Best Doctor, Blog
For many, the thought of aging and wrinkles can be more frightening than goblins and ghouls. This Halloween, take control of your fear and scare the signs of aging away with Botox for wrinkles.
Types of Wrinkles
Before you get Botox injections, you should educate yourself about the types of wrinkles and their appropriate treatments to find the right one for your wrinkles and fine lines.
One type of wrinkle, dynamic wrinkles, occurs when the muscles in your face contract, specifically, the muscles that are attached to the overlying skin. As your muscles contract, the skin bunches forming fine lines on the forehead and around your eyes.
By stopping these muscles from contracting, you can prevent them from forming wrinkles for about three to four months. Botox for wrinkles weakens the muscles so that they don’t cause the skin to fold and bunch up.
Another type of wrinkles, called static wrinkles, occur for entirely different reasons. Factors like smoking, sun damage, and genetics contribute to the wrinkles that form around the corners of your mouth, cheeks, and neck.
The third type of wrinkles, known as wrinkle folds, are caused by the natural sagging of the face as you age.
Here is a breakdown of the five most common signs of aging and how using Botox for wrinkles can help:
These are the deep-set vertical lines that start at the bottom of the nose and run downwards towards the chin. The reason why they are called “marionette lines” is because they look like the lines in the mouth-piece of a marionette puppet. Dermal fillers of hyaluronic acid and collagen are commonly used to treat wrinkles, as well as surgical procedures. Botox for wrinkles, though, is an excellent treatment option for marionette lines.
This type of wrinkle is dynamic, and it occurs as a set of fine horizontal lines on your forehead. As we mentioned, this type of wrinkle occurs due to muscle contraction. In this case, the frontalis muscle on your face contracts when your eyebrows raise, forming these fine lines.
When it comes to Botox for wrinkles, glabellar lines are the most common contender. If you don’t know where the glabella is, it’s the small patch of skin located between your eyebrows and above your nose.
Periorbital lines form at the outer corners of the eyes, and they develop over time as you smile throughout your life. However, if you never smiled again, your crow’s feet wrinkles would still appear because they are static wrinkles caused primarily by ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.
Those short vertical lines forming above your upper lip? Those are lipstick lines caused by several different factors. They are partly dynamic wrinkles because the contraction of the muscles causes them while you pucker your lips or smoke. However, they are also static because genetics and sun damage is a factor.
At Fox Medical Centers, we are committed to your overall health, including helping you address your various aging concerns. Stop by our office today or give us a call to ask about our Botox for wrinkles treatments.