When you smile, they say that the entire world smiles with you. And that’s true. The facial expressions that you make definitely have an impact on the way that other people treat you. Unfortunately, as we age, the facial expressions that we make over time can also have an impact on the way our skin looks. In fact, there is a name for the wrinkles that are formed in response to our facial expressions. These wrinkles are called dynamic.
You can see an example of dynamic wrinkles when you look in the mirror and make a facial expression. When you smile, do you see the wrinkles that develop along the sides of your eyes? Or when you frown, do you see the wrinkles that develop along your forehead? These are all dynamic wrinkles. And if they are not addressed, with time, they can have a permanent impact on your skin.
You might ask yourself, why do dynamic wrinkles become more prominent with age? There are multiple factors at play. One factor is that as a person ages, the amount of volume in their skin diminishes. As your skin becomes thinner, it has closer contact with the muscles underneath your skin that control your expressions. As a result, these muscles telegraph through your skin and their movement is seen in dynamic wrinkles.
Another reason why dynamic wrinkles form and later become permanent wrinkles is because as you age, the amount of collagen in your skin diminishes. Collagen is important in that it gives your skin a vibrant and healthy look. It makes your skin flexible, and it gives your skin the elasticity that allows it to bounce back after it has been moved or folded in a particular way.
So, the million-dollar question is, can anything be done about dynamic wrinkles? The answer is yes. Dynamic wrinkles can be addressed with a product called BOTOX®. For some individuals, BOTOX® is a new product. Others have heard about it for many years. That being said, there is a lot of confusion about what BOTOX® really is and how it can help to address dynamic wrinkles.
Contrary to what some people say, BOTOX® is not a dermal filler. It is designed to affect some of the signals sent by your nervous system to the muscles in your face. When you attempt to make facial expressions, the muscles that create these expressions will not contract as much. This will ultimately minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
It is important to understand that BOTOX® will not remove your ability to make facial expressions. You will be able to make the same facial expressions that you can now. The only difference is the dynamic wrinkles you currently have will be gone.
When a person has dynamic wrinkles, they look prematurely old. BOTOX® is a powerful tool that can allow you to minimize the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and improve your overall quality of life. During a consultation at our office in West Palm Beach or Jupiter, the team at Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology will be happy to speak with you regarding this treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!