One day you looked in the mirror and asked yourself a question about those lines that furrowed your brow: Where did they come from?
Is it aging? Too much stress? How skin ages and wrinkles is a complex process. It isn’t just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals, and so on – it’s a combination of many factors.
Wrinkles: How do they get there?
The lines that appear between your brows, called glabellar lines, actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality you wear them on your face! If you’re angry or annoyed you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, causing a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning.
After years of wrinkling, those lines start to stay longer and become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines sometimes appear exaggerated and more permanent.
Fortunately, there is a way to temporarily reduce moderate to severe glabellar lines. Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can visibly smooth and soften moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. An improvement can be seen within days and may last up to 4 months, although results may vary. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women surveyed rated the improvement in the appearance of frown lines between their brows as moderate to better 1 month after treatment.
Talk to your Pointe Medical Services doctor about whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Feel free to contact us at (904) 276-5700 and set up an appointment.