Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help

Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help

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Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help
Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help

Table of Contents:

What is facial aging and what causes it?
What kinds of skin changes occur with aging?
Does Botox help with aging?
How can Botox improve your face?

Botox has become very popular worldwide. Its use has increased about 40% in the last few years, alone. As the practice of using Botox has increased, the ability to use it effectively with fewer side effects has improved significantly.

Botox has also become more popular to prevent the signs of aging. Using it before lines and wrinkles become noticeable slows their progression and keeps you looking younger, longer. Using it as a prevention of aging can also make it less expensive than using it to try and reverse the signs of aging. Less Botox is needed and is needed less frequently when it is used as a preventative measure.

What is facial aging and what causes it?


Facial aging is the change in the appearance of the face as a person gets older. Facial aging is caused by changes in the skin over time. Wrinkles and lines can form on the face over time as one laughs, frowns, or uses other expressions. Over time, the face can lose fat and gravity will have its way, and the skin will start to sag. If you have spent a great deal of time in the sun, sun damage can cause uneven color or other forms of damage.

Facial aging is the showing of fine lines, sagging skin, and wrinkles. These are the things that make us look older.

What kinds of skin changes occur with aging?


As we get older our skin starts to lose its elasticity and tone, which leads to various types of wrinkles. The surface of the skin may become dry and rough. The upper layer of the skin will become thinner, which gives it a translucent appearance and reveals underlying blood vessels. Sun exposure can cause freckles, or uneven pigmentation, and can cause precancerous or cancerous lesions.

Gravity will cause looseness and stretching of the ligaments that support the face. Because of this, the eyebrows and forehead can droop, and folds in the skin develop on the eyelids. Fat in the cheeks can also droop, which deepens smiles lines and forms jowls. The neck will begin to sag and form neck bands.

Fortunately, there are treatments that help lessen the appearance of all of these signs of aging.

Does Botox help with aging?


Botox injected into the specific muscles prevents their movement. When these injections are done in strategic locations, they reduce the appearance of wrinkles that are formed by expressions, like forehead lines and smile lines because they limit the movement of the muscles that cause these.

Most people will wait until they see the wrinkles and lines before they start using Botox to treat them. But Botox can be used as a preventive measure against wrinkles and fine lines. By injecting Botox into the muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead, the eyes, and the mouth, the formation of wrinkles and lines is greatly reduced. You can essentially prevent them from forming.

Botox limits the use of the muscles that form the line and wrinkles in certain areas of the face, slowing the progression of their formation. The most popular use of Botox for the prevention of wrinkles is in the forehead to prevent the formation of wrinkles between the eyebrows. Botox used preventatively can keep you looking younger as it prevents the development of the deep lines that can make you look older and more tired. These lines are much easier to treat when you are younger, as well.

How can Botox improve your face?


Botox blocks the signals to the muscles. Once the muscle is injected with Botox, it can’t contract and allows wrinkles and lines to relax and soften. When used around the eyes and forehead it reduces the look lines and wrinkles and gives you a more youthful appearance.

Call us to set up a consultation to find out what Botox can do for you. We serve clients from Coral Springs FL, Margate FL, Tamarac FL, Coconut Creek FL, and Parkland FL.