One of the most common signs of premature skin aging is wrinkling. With damage to the elastin and collagen in our skin, fine lines between our eyes, and in our forehead and crows’ feet begin to develop. At first, these lines are present only when we are expressive (i.e. smiling, frowning, laughing) and disappear when our facial muscles are relaxed. These are “dynamic” wrinkles, and are well treated with wrinkle relaxers such as Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport.
Placed into specific muscles of the face and neck, wrinkle relaxers temporarily prevent muscle contractions, affording skin a smoother, more youthful appearance. With minimal downtime, and results that can last for three to four months, one can see why they have become the most commonly performed minimally invasive procedure in plastic surgery.
Most commonly used by women in their late 30’s and 40’s, wrinkle relaxer use has grown exponentially for patients in their 20’s, as well as in male demographics. Patients in their 20’s view consistent wrinkle relaxer use as preventive medicine to avoid premature aging, while men have seen the benefit that an improved appearance can have in the ever-competitive business arena.
Curious to see what benefits wrinkle relaxers can have on your appearance?
As an Emory, Harvard, and University of Pittsburgh-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Castillo leverages his training and experience to precisely target areas in the forehead and eyes to achieve natural, but noticeable results. Dr. Castillo performs all injections himself, supplying patients the same level of care that he would give his friends and family.
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