We all have movement and lines on our face, it’s natural and beautiful. What we don’t want are lines that stick around at rest – after we’re no longer making the movement with our facial muscles. The best way to avoid this is by using BOTOX®, Dysport® or Xeomin® to decrease repetitive muscle movement on the face, to prevent lines at rest from developing.
Think of folding a piece of paper, over and over again. If you continue to fold the paper, the crease just gets deeper. If you stop folding that paper, the crease doesn’t get deeper. It’s the same with muscle movement on the face. For example, if you keep squinting your eyes and getting those lines off to the sides when you squint, the lines will eventually be present at rest. But, if you stop squinting, the lines won’t continue to get deeper and actually, your skin is pretty amazing. Over time, it will produce new healthy skin cells and new collagen to make the line at rest less noticeable once you stop the repetitive movement.
This is why we recommend starting BOTOX®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® treatments early. If you notice yourself making movements on your face that lead to lines (like raising your eyebrows repeatedly and noticing horizontal lines on your forehead), now is the time to relax those muscles and prevent lines at rest from developing. The treatment can be performed in a very natural way so that you don’t look ‘done’, you just continue to look like your best self.
Contact Zel Skin & Laser Specialist today to schedule your consultation.
Lauren Sundick, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant who is accepting new patients for general, medical, and cosmetic dermatology at our Plymouth location.