As people grow old, loosed skin is becoming more evident creating facial fine lines like wrinkles and forehead creases. These fine lines appear due to the lessening amount of collagen and elastin responsible for dermal strength and elasticity. Both collagen and elastin are proteins produced by connective tissues called fibroblasts. These two proteins play a vital role in making a youthful facial and body skin. Collagen adds volume or bulkiness in the dermis making the skin look tight while elastin makes up the elastic fibers which restores deformed muscle to its natural position.
What is Botox?
BoTox, also known as botulinum toxin, is a toxin produced by a stressed bacterium called Clostridium botulinum which causes botulism. Botulism refers to a paralyzing illness wherein the botulinum toxin enters the bloodstream and blocks the neurons from releasing acetylcholine a neurotransmitter responsible for notifying the muscles to contract. The toxin is widely used as injectables in cosmetics and medicine for the sole purpose of calming tensed and stiff muscles and smoothing skin surface. Imagine the bacteria being stressed-out to cure the effects of your stress – wrinkles.
Effects of Botox
Men and women in their twenties show early signs of aging such as wrinkles and jaw fats. In order to hide these, Botox is used to correct the facial shape and support the drooping skin. For adults of ages 30-40, the process is done to recreate the youthful and vibrant look. Botox is applied to remove the visible crow’s feet, forehead creases, tear troughs, brow droop, neck bands, mental crease, bunny lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. These are just one of the few fine lines seen in the face.
Loosed skin does not only appear due to aging, but also if you are living an unhealthy lifestyle like smoking. These fine lines will likely to show up in your early years. People who are exposed to stress develop facial lines like tear troughs or eye bags.
The Choice is Yours
If you are not ready to go under the knife, there are variety of solutions you could choose from starting from dermal fillers, botox, to face lift.
- Dermal fillers are injectables composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) which can last 9-12 months.
- In face lifting, PDO (Polydiozanone) threads are embedded in the dermis.
Both of these are absorbable because they all are natural ingredients found in the body. They promote collagen formations to give the fresh, youthful face.
What Works the Best for You?
For patient’s safety, it is important to do some research and be a knowledgeable client before engaging yourself with surgical or non-surgical operations for facial fine line removal. It is advisable to seek licensed doctors to do the procedures for they know what’s best for you. Using botox requires caution, an enough dose is likened to a cup from the fountain of youth and an excess might mark the end of your youthful age. Learn about botox injection through visiting expert sites or consulting with your local professionals.