Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help
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As we age, it shows in our faces. This is natural and expected. Our foreheads may expand as our hair recedes. Our ears usually get longer because the cartilage in them continues to grow. Our noses may start to droop. The fat in our faces starts to rearrange and become unevenly distributed changing how we look. Other causes take place, as well. Some of these can be corrected or slowed at least.
Facial aging refers to how your face changes as you age. This aging happens mainly due to the result of skin changes and changes that happen in the soft tissues of the face. There are factors that influence how the external skin changes. First is the natural aging process. Skin type plays a role in how our face ages. Sun exposure has become a very important factor. And another factor is how we have treated our skin over the years.
Fat that is deeper in the face tends to thin over time. Because of this, gravity pulls on the face and we get sags and wrinkles. Gravity is the cause of the drooping that happens in the forehead and around the eyes. Fat in the cheeks gets pulled down by gravity and this results in smile lines and the formation of jowls.
Botox has long been mocked as being something that freezes the face or just gets rid of wrinkles for a little while. Evidence is starting to show that the effects of Botox may be longer-lasting. What is being seen is that Botox increases the elasticity of the skin over the time that it stays active, which is about three or four months.
The initial understanding was that Botox would paralyze the muscles where it was injected. This meant those muscles couldn’t move and thus wrinkles wouldn’t form. What appears to be happening is that the skin is becoming more elastic in the area of injection.
Botox has been thought to reduce wrinkles by drawing in water to the area where it is injected, making the wrinkles appear to reduce because of simple swelling. As the skin heals, it becomes more elastic for about two weeks. But testing is showing that something more is happening.
Evidence is stated to show that Botox may be doing something to the skin and something else to the muscle. As is shown with other types of treatment, when the skin has had some kind of small damage done to it, it can release collagen and elastin to repair that damage. This makes the skin look younger.
The approach to using Botox as a preventative for wrinkles is now something to be considered. Since Botox is safe for most people, it may be a reasonable preventative measure. Preventative use of Botox is becoming more common and it is recommended that you see a qualified provider for this.
Botox has been used for almost 20 years to reduce the signs of aging. For Botox to be used preventatively, its use needs to start before wrinkles or fine lines on your face appear. It has been found that when Botox is injected at the first signs of fine lines it stops them right there.
People who are in their mid-20s or early 30s may be considered as good candidates for using Botox preventatively. There are a few benefits to starting the use of Botox when one is younger. It will require less Botox per injection to get the desired effect. Since Botox blocks the nerve signals in the area injected, it prevents the muscles from doing the repetitive kinds of motion that cause wrinkles. Since wrinkles are caused by making the same expressions repeatedly, limiting those slows the aging process of wrinkles forming.
Start looking younger with Botox! Come to Ageless 3.0 for a consultation to see how we can help you. Contact or request an online appointment. We are conveniently located at Unit 307, 1192 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam, BC V3E 1J7. We serve clients from Coquitlam BC, Port Coquitlam BC, Port Moody BC, New Westminster BC, Maple Ridge BC, Burnaby BC, and surrounding areas.