As we age, lines and wrinkles are bound to appear that make us look older, and sometimes even less attractive. Ophthalmologist Dr. Syed Ahmad has been helping people deal with these unassuming lines and wrinkles for years. Using BOTOX® treatments, Dr. Syed can help reduce the visibility of those annoying frown lines, making you look and feel younger.
BOTOX® Reduces Wrinkles
BOTOX® is a wonderful way to help reduce the appearance of frown lines or wrinkles caused by stress or tension. Many people claim that by simply reducing the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes, they feel more approachable in both their professional and personal lives. BOTOX® can reduce wrinkles in certain areas, including preventing further deepening of these lines. The procedure is simple; a few tiny injections are inserted into the target muscles we want to relax, thereby reducing facial line visibility in those specific areas.
Why BOTOX® Works
One of the main underlying reasons why wrinkles appear in the first place is due to the muscle activity taking place in the face when we use certain facial expressions. Depending on their movement, muscles may create static or dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles appear when someone expresses emotions like fear, joy or worrying in their face. For example, when someone laughs, lines appear around the mouth and eyes which are momentary, that is, they fade as quickly as they appeared. When the emotion passes, the wrinkles are no longer visible. Some of the most common types of Dynamic wrinkles include the unappealing crow’s feet, wrinkles in the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. Static wrinkles, on the other hand, remain on the face long after our facial muscles have relaxed.
Unlike Dynamic wrinkles, Static wrinkles are typically the source of deep-seated emotions, like severe frustration. Lines around the corners of the mouth or across the cheek are common areas where Static Wrinkles appear. As we age, collagen production decreases and our skin begins to lose its elasticity. When this happens, Dynamic wrinkles begin to turn into Static wrinkles. BOTOX® can help reverse this process by relaxing and smoothing dynamic wrinkles created by repetitive muscle movements. The reason this treatment is so effective is that it relaxes the muscles below the skins surface temporarily stopping the source of muscle movement, thus decreasing visibility.
Still unsure if BOTOX® for frown lines is a good fit for you? Contact Dr. Syed Ahmed at his Plano, Texas office today to schedule your consultation!