One of the most popular types of wrinkles that can form on the face is glabellar lines, also known as frown lines, which are the vertical groves that can be seen between the eyebrows. When a person frowns, two major face muscles called the procerus and the corrugator contracts to form these lines. Normally, these lines disappear as soon as a person stops frowning; however, as we age our skin naturally thins and loses elasticity and collagen. Because of this, glabellar lines can become more pronounced and sometimes stay permanently, creating wrinkled frown lines.
There are other factors that can contribute to the appearance of wrinkles on your body. Besides the natural process of aging, too much exposure to the sun dramatically increases your skin’s susceptibility to forming wrinkles. In fact, the most wrinkles form on the areas of the skin that have been exposed to the most sun. In addition, smoking and genetics play a role in the wrinkle process including when you may begin developing wrinkles, where they form on your body, and how severe they become.
The appearance of wrinkles, including frown lines between the eyes, is generally unfavorable since it is one of the most noticeable factors involved in the aging process. There have been creams, lotions, and other wrinkle solutions put on the market to help improve the appearance of wrinkles, but the one treatment method that tends to override almost all other methods is injection of the Botox cosmetic.
The muscles that become stiff between the eyes, therefore forming frown lines, are treated through injecting a series of small doses of Botox directly into the muscles. This makes the muscles loosen again, allowing them to move back to their original resting position. Receiving Botox injections is a great way to smooth out the portions of your skin that you are unhappy about.
Botox is FDA-approved for the use of treating glabella lines. The actual procedure of injecting Botox is easy; it only takes a couple of minutes for a unit of Botox to be injected into your muscle. Results are quick as well; you should begin to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of frown lines in just a few days.
The staff at Botox Houston is highly skilled and experienced enough to provide patients with noticeable and pleasing results. Our medical professionals, including a board certified neurologist, are qualified in the specific treatment of frown lines and are knowledgeable in the techniques and protocols necessary to achieve satisfactory outcomes.