Remember when you used to sneak a peek as you passed by a mirror? Now, however, you run past them so you don’t have to look. You dislike seeing yourself with all the wrinkles that have developed on your once younger face. It happens to all of us because with age comes wrinkles. Now you don’t have to live with them all! Keep reading to learn about the types of wrinkles and how they are treated.

Static Wrinkles

We all develop static wrinkles as we age. They come from loss of collagen, volume, and aging. These wrinkles are what you see when you do more than sneaking a peek in a mirror. These are the wrinkles which are front and center as you look at your face at rest.

These static wrinkles are the parentheses lines you see around your mouth plus loss of volume in your cheeks and jaw area. They are caused by sun damage and smoking.

The best treatments for static wrinkles are filler like JUVÉDERM®.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are those caused by muscle contractions which we unconsciously do all during the day. It happens when we make expressions. It happens when we laugh, when we frown, or show surprise. It causes those little wrinkles around our eyes called crows feet. Other types of dynamic wrinkles include the angry eleven lines between the brows known as frown lines, and horizontal forehead creases.

BOTOX® is the gold standard to reduce these fine lines and wrinkles.

We will concentrate on these dynamic wrinkles and BOTOX treatments here.

Preparing for BOTOX®

There are some specific things to do and not do prior to BOTOX treatment:

Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours beforeAvoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications 2 weeks before treatment, as it can cause bruisingSchedule your appointment at least 2 weeks before a big event

After BOTOX®

After BOTOX treatment, there are things to avoid and keep in mind.

Do not rub or massage the treated area for the rest of the dayDo not have any laser treatments or microdermabrasion for at least 10 days after BOTOXNo heaving lifting or vigorous exercise for at least 24 hoursDo not go out in the sun for at least 3 days after Botox treatments

Keep Your Youthful Look

Maintaining your youthful look is possible. In general, you can reduce wrinkles by not smoking, getting plenty of beauty sleep, staying hydrated, reducing sugar and alcohol consumption, exercise, eating healthy, and reducing stress. Don’t forget broad spectrum sunscreen.

If you want to enjoy staring into the mirror again, contact Vein & Aesthetics Center of Tampa at (813) 533-1999 to schedule a consultation at our office in Tampa, FL.


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