Botox: The Other Alternative to Wrinkles

Skin Care Column
Botox: The Other Alternative to Wrinkles
By JUNE ENGLISH

There are both dynamic and static lines on the face. Static lines are there whether you smile or not and they have to do with age and induced changes in the collagen of the skin.

Dynamic facial lines appear as we smile and around the eyes, they are commonly referred to as “crow’s feet.” They are caused by a pull on the skin by the underlying facial mimetic musculature.

Repeated pulling eventually causes structural changes in the overlying skin giving rise to permanent “frown lines” on the forehead, between the eyes, and of course crow’s feet.

Laser resurfacing, chemical peels, skin care treatments and products are only a partial answer to this problem. They are effective in improving skin texture and superficial lines but even they cannot address deep facial lines.

Botox injections are ideally suited for frown lines between the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet. If you tend to frown and do not even notice when you do it, this procedure may be for you.

Botox temporarily (three to four months) disables the corrugator muscles that create frowning. You can still frown to a very limited extent, enough to express motions, but you no longer produce the deep furrows between your eyebrows.

Botox is a remarkably safe substance. In approximately 10 years of clinical application on tens of thousands of patients, there has not been one allergic reaction reported.

It is highly recommended that Botox be administered by a licensed, medical doctor or nurse. For more information on Botox, you may contact me at 505.507.0124.

June English is a licensed esthetician and owner of Professional Skin Care Choices LLC., in Los Alamos. For more information, visit www.myskincarechoices.com or call 505.507.0124.

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