Would you say that you are enjoying the process of getting older? A lot of people in Mission Viejo and elsewhere find that it is hard to answer that question with a simple yes or no. The reason why this is a challenge is because there are definitely pros and cons that are associated with the aging process. For most people, one of the biggest cons involves the development of lines and wrinkles on the face. This is where BOTOX® comes into the picture.
Something that naturally happens as you get older is that you develop wrinkles and fine lines on your body. There are two reasons why this happens. First, you naturally lose fat in certain parts of your body. However, you usually do not lose fat in areas that you would appreciate, like your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. You usually lose fat in your face, hands, neck, and chest area. When you lose volume in these areas, you look gaunt. This makes you look older and haggard.
A second reason why you get wrinkles is because of the way your skin changes and the way muscle contractions affect this process. Just think about the lines that you get at the outer corners of your eyes as you get older. These lines are referred to as crow’s feet. They happen because your skin starts to get thinner and it creases every time you squint or smile. These types of wrinkles are referred to as dynamic wrinkles.
At this moment in time, there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop the negative effects that your body experiences as you get older. You cannot completely stop the aging process. However, our team of cosmetic professionals in Mission Viejo has a variety of weapons that they can use to fight it. One of the most popular weapons that is currently available is BOTOX®.
BOTOX® is designed to address that second set of wrinkles we just talked about, dynamic wrinkles. It does this by relaxing the muscles in certain areas of your face. As a result, they will not contract with the exact same intensity as before the treatment. This does not leave a person without the ability to smile, squint, and make other expressions. However, it does soften the contractions, which means that the skin on top is left smooth.
If you live in Mission Viejo or the surrounding area and are interested in learning more about BOTOX®, make an appointment at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. We also have offices in Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Tustin, and Los Alamitos. Learn more about how our specialist can improve your overall appearance with this amazing treatment. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for BOTOX®!