There is an old saying that change is the only constant, which perfectly describes life and aging. Throughout time, everything from rock faces to our human face is reshaped to some degree. As we age, we see a number of changes occurring in our body, with the fine lines, wrinkles, and looseness of the skin difficult to ignore. Though change will remain a constant, we now have the ability to retain a bit more control over the appearance of our skin with solutions in aesthetic medicine such as Botox.
The causes of wrinkles
Like everything, wrinkles form as a sort of cause and effect:
- When we make facial expressions, which we do from the time we are born, we do so with the use of facial muscles. In time, often-used muscles form a memory that keeps them contracted. The rigidness of contracted muscles cause wrinkles such as brow furrows and crow’s feet.
- The marked decrease in collagen, elastin, and other substances, combined with natural dehydration of the skin, affect its resiliency and laxity.
- Volume loss in the fat and fluids beneath the skin affects facial contours, causing cheeks and jowls to sink lower on the face.
Natural results come from specific treatment
There are many reasons to receive treatment from an established Botox clinic in the Huntington area. The Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center team achieves excellent, natural looking results through precise, patient-centered care. Though it may seem as though Botox alone is the solution to the various signs of aging, optimal results may come from a combination of treatments. Consulting with an experienced dermatologist about skin concerns, you are able to achieve the best possible results knowing that care is tailored to your skin type and condition.
While the signs of aging on the upper areas of the face, such as the eyes or the forehead, can be efficiently handled with Botox, other concerns may be best treated with dermal fillers or microdermabrasion. Dr. Koreen and his experienced staff understand the changes that occur in the skin with time, and provide care to successfully address each.
We can help you age on your own terms. Call the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center at (631) 417-3300.