Signs of aging appear most visibly on the skin in the form of fine lines and wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are one of three facial rhytids, or wrinkles, caused by repetitive muscle contraction. As we age, our body’s natural collagen and elastin will degenerate, ultimately leading to some fine lines and/or deep furrows. While both genetics and lifestyle play a role in the severity of dynamic wrinkles, the repetitive motions of our daily facial expressions are evident.
Cosmetic dermatology treatments are simple, non-surgical procedures that soften the lines associated with facial expressions such as frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Performed by our board-certified providers, these procedures are done with minimal discomfort and with virtually no downtime. They enable you to reveal a refreshed and natural look. Results generally occur within a week and can last up to four months.
Additionally, neurotoxins can be injected superficially into the skin to improve excessive sweating by decreasing the nerve impulses that affect the activity of the sweat glands. Most people notice an improvement in 2-10 days and the treatments last up to 6 months.
Neuromodulators are small proteins that are injected into specific muscles in the face to temporarily weaken the muscle to soften fines lines and wrinkles. Common areas treated are the lines on the forehead, around the eyes and the space between the eyebrows called the glabella. There are different types of neuromodulators, specifically called Botox®, Dysport™ and Xeomin. All of these products are similar in action but differ only by the protein content.