Worried about those Worry Lines?
Aging may not be something that you worry much about. It happens to all of us. But looking older thanks to lines and wrinkles on the forehead? This could be when you take notice and decide that aging is something you want more control over. Worry lines and furrowed brows are two common problems that make men and women appear older than they really are. Fortunately, there are several ways to correct these signs of aging, and some don’t involve surgery!
Botox or Dysport
Both of these products are categorized as neuromodulators. Prior to cosmetic use, the ingredient in Botox was used therapeutically, and it still is. Safe and effective, wrinkle treatment with a neuromodulator produces quick results (within about a week) that last for months at a time.
One of the issues behind the formation of lines and wrinkles is a substantial drop in the amount of collagen that is stored beneath the skin. Collagen fibers enable the skin to remain resilient and firm. This protein goes hand in hand with elastin, which is what gives skin its ability to “rebound.” Age, stress, sun exposure, and other factors all lead to the breakdown of this matrix. Microneedling is a convenient, non-surgical method of coaxing more collagen into the skin. Results from treatment are progressive, and treatment may be repeated every few months.
Like microneedling, Ultherapy is a procedure intended for long-term collagen production. Ultrasound energy is the driving force behind this treatment. During the singular treatment session, ultrasound waves gently heat the cells and tissues deeper beneath the surface, leading to noticeable and lasting tightening. Patients who treat sagging skin on the brow, jaw line, and neck with Ultherapy report ongoing improvement in the appearance of their skin for up to 6 months.
Facial aging is something well within your control. To learn how the team at Cool Springs Plastic Surgery can help you revive and rejuvenate your face, call (615) 771-7718.