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Patients near Jacksonville, FL ask, “Are Botox Cosmetic treatments best for wrinkles?”

We all age. Our minds become wiser. Our hearts grow kinder. Our resolve strengthens. Unfortunately, our bodies also age. One of the earliest outward signs of the passage of time is wrinkles. Because Botox Cosmetic is so well marketed, the term has become almost synonymous with wrinkle reduction. However, Dr. Mary Pentel urges mature women and men near Jacksonville, FL to learn more about the causes of wrinkles. She and her aesthetic team at Southside Dermatology help patients make informed decisions about which wrinkle treatments are best suited to their situations.

Types of wrinkles

They have many names, but wrinkles are folds or creases in the skin. There are four basic types:

  • Atrophic crinkling rhytids. These are fine parallel lines that show up almost anywhere on the face or body. They are the result of your skin losing elasticity. This type of wrinkle responds best to treatments that stimulate natural internal collagen production. The best way to keep them at bay is with daily use of sunscreen.
  • Permanent elastic creases. These lines most frequently appear on the upper lip, cheeks, and back of the neck. They start as fine lines and become more deeply etched with each passing year. Smoking, sun exposure, and some sleeping positions accelerate the process. Skin tightening and resurfacing treatments help to minimize this type of wrinkle.
  • Gravitational folds. These folds form as the downward pull of gravity causes aging skin to sag. They are most visible where skin in thinnest. Dermal fillers improve their appearance, but advanced cases may require the surgical facelift.
  • Dynamic expression lines. This is the most common type of wrinkle. Why? Because it is the result of repeated facial expressions, and we all make them – smiles, squints, and frowns. This type of wrinkle responds beautifully to neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Understanding neuromodulators

A wrinkle cannot be seen with the human eye. What you actually view is the shadow cast by irregular skin elevations. So creating a smooth underlying foundation is very important to soften the appearance of wrinkles. Neuromodulators are a fantastically.

There is a common misconception that these products paralyze or freeze the face. They actually interrupt signals from nerves that tell muscles to contract. Muscles in injected areas relax and the skin on top smoothes out. Administered by a skilled professional, Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are very safe, and results look beautifully natural. Treatment is ideal for horizontal forehead lines, “elevens” (vertical lines between the eyebrows), and crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes.

Neuromodulators work well alone, or in combination with dermal fillers, skin tightening, microcurrent treatment, and resurfacing techniques. Call Southside Dermatology today at 904-880-0622 to get started on your individualized plan of non-surgical facial rejuvenation.


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