Logically, everyone understands that as they age they are going to experience changes in their appearance. However, just because a person knows these changes will take place does not make it easy for them to accept the changes when they see them in the mirror.
The telltale signs of aging, which include wrinkles around the mouth, around the eyes, and in the brow, can sneak up on a person out of nowhere. It can be disheartening to look into the mirror and not recognize the face that is looking back.
For this reason, many people have chosen to use BOTOX® treatments as a non-surgical way to rejuvenate their skin.
BOTOX® treatments work by relaxing facial muscles that create dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles you see on your face when you smile, frown, or talk. However, there has been more research done on BOTOX® that suggests that it might cause your skin to rejuvenate itself.
This is because it appears that BOTOX® treatments force the body to produce more elastin and collagen. These two proteins are essential to having skin that is young looking, flexible, and firm.
Research has shown that after people use BOTOX® in the standard way, their skin becomes more elastic. While researchers are not completely sure, what they are seeing is that BOTOX® patients have higher levels of collagen in their skin.
Researchers began to investigate this possibility when they noticed that BOTOX® patients had skin that was more pliable and more elastic. They saw a reduction in wrinkles that could not be explained by simply relaxing facial muscles.
To test this theory, researchers gave a group of 40 women over the age of 55 BOTOX® injections for the first time. These injections were focused on the areas around the eyes and between the eyebrows.
Over the next four months, they monitored how the injections affected, the skin in the area that was treated. They noticed that these women experienced a change in the composition of their skin that was similar to the change that patients who undergo radio-frequency skin tightening experience.
Some researchers believe that BOTOX® may have an antioxidant effect on the skin. When a person’s muscles move, they create toxins, and these toxins affect elastin and collagen. However, when a person’s face muscles are relaxed, this toxin is not produced, and so the skin has a chance to heal itself.
If you are interested in learning more about BOTOX®, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today.