Newport Beach CA doctor customizes treatment to your wrinkle type for the best results
Wrinkles are not merely fine or deep. Some wrinkles are caused by the facial muscles used to make expressions, whereas other creases and folds are associated with the loss of elastin, which gives skin its flexibility. Different types of wrinkles require different types of treatments. Dr. Arta Farshidi will evaluate your areas of concern to plan a customized treatment.
Discover your skin, discover a new you with Botox
Botox is FDA approved to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows. These lines are a common problem. Every time you use facial muscles to make expressions, such as to squint or frown, you crease the skin. In younger skin, the skin only remains scrunched as the expression is made. In older skin or prematurely damaged skin, the tissue is not able to resume its shape as quickly as it once did. Skin also becomes thinner, thanks in part to the loss of plumping collagen proteins. These factors together can hasten the development of permanent lines.
The loss of beneficial proteins can also be accelerated by environmental and lifestyle factors. All of those years of not wearing sunscreen, smoking, and eating poorly can show up on your face as furrows around the eyes and lines on the forehead.
Botox works as a preventive measure to retain your youthful looks, as well as a treatment for existing lines and wrinkles. It targets the cause of crow’s feet and frown lines: the facial muscles that crease your skin. A relaxed facial muscle can’t crease the skin and, in turn, can’t eventually leave lines that stick around even when your face is at rest.
Botox and Dysport are both made from a substance with a long history of safely relaxing precisely targeted muscles. Since the muscles are so precisely targeted, you can still use the dozens of other, individual muscles to make facial expressions. When injected properly by Dr. Farshidi, you do not look like you’ve had work done. You look like a refreshed version of yourself.
As the active ingredient binds to the nerve endings to prevent impulses from traveling to the muscles, the treatment has the effect of not only avoiding new skin creasing but also of temporarily reducing or eliminating existing creasing.
Eventually, full muscle movement will return so it’s important to follow the doctors recommended treatment schedule to maintain your softer look. You may even find that less Botox is required over time or fewer injection sessions are required to maintain desired results. For customized, effective wrinkle treatment, schedule a consultation in Newport Beach CA. Call Arta Dermatology at (949) 531-7111.
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