Repairing the Damage…


In an earlier post we touched base on “dynamic” wrinkles, those present only when we are expressive (i.e. smiling, frowning, and laughing). These are best treated with wrinkle relaxers to prevent the underlying muscles, which cause these wrinkles, from contracting.

Given enough time, dynamic wrinkles give way to “static” wrinkles, those present even when our facial muscles are not moving. These wrinkles demonstrate continued breakdown of collagen and elastin, preventing our skin from creating a smooth, even appearance after muscle contractions have ceased.

For young patients, and those not yet ready to have surgery, dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of these wrinkles. By untethering the skin from its underlying muscle, and restoring lost volume, fillers help smooth these static wrinkles away.

With minimal downtime, and results that can last for three to four months, one can see why fillers have become the second most commonly performed, minimally invasive procedure in plastic surgery.

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 face 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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