Growing older has its benefits, like wisdom and experience, but what people dislike about it are the signs of aging that begin to take a toll on how they look. They are, unfortunately, inevitable and affect everyone.
The most common signs of aging are wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, laugh lines, and sagging skin. They appear all over your body, but they are most obvious on your face, neck, and arms.
How are Wrinkles Formed?
Most of these signs of aging occur because your skin becomes weaker and degrades with age. When you’re growing up, your body produces two compounds known as elastin and collagen. These compounds help develop and repair your skin in case of any damage. They are essential for the health, quality, and tone of your skin.
As you grow older, your body produces less collagen and elastin. This is the reason behind the look of your skin as you get older. Scars start to take longer to disappear, your skin loses its tone, and a papery texture develops. This also results in the development of fine lines.
Wrinkles are caused by the atrophy and constant contraction of the underlying muscles in the face. Your facial expressions are the biggest culprit in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Other causes include dehydration, smoking, sun damage, certain medications, genetics, and environmental factors.
Constant exposure to the sun can make the skin weaker and more prone to the signs of aging. And since your face, neck, and arms are the most exposed to sunlight, they develop wrinkles the fastest.
When wrinkles begin to appear, they can make you look older than you are. They can also make you look tired all the time. Fortunately, you have a wide variety of cosmetic procedures available to you to help combat these signs of aging. The most effective treatment for wrinkles is Botox.
Iron out Those Wrinkles with Botox
Botox is made from botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin produced by a bacterial species called Clostridium botulinum. This toxin is used to treat various conditions such as severe underarm sweating, blepharospasm, chronic migraines, strabismus, cervical dystonia, and an overactive bladder. In the past couple of decades, Botox has become increasingly popular in treating wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Although the toxin is highly dangerous, it can be extremely useful in small concentrations. When injected into the body, it prevents nerve cells from sending signals to your body’s muscles, causing a type of mild paralysis.
This paralysis prevents the muscles from contracting, allowing them to relax. This causes them to smoothen out, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin.
The Benefits of Botox
The biggest benefit of Botox is that it can be used to treat various kinds of health conditions. But on a cosmetic level, Botox is the best option for people who are looking to eliminate wrinkles without having to undergo an extensive surgical procedure.
Another advantage of this treatment is that it requires no downtime whatsoever. It is non-invasive and you can return to your regular schedule right after the session is completed. Results can be seen almost immediately.
Contact Our Office
For more information on Botox injections and how they can help you, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jane Chung. As a highly skilled cosmetic doctor, she will help you get rid of your signs of aging and reclaim your youthful allure.