Throughout childhood and the teen years, your body produces collagen. It helps to keep your skin looking plump and supple. But as you age, the rate at which your body makes collagen starts to decrease. While various lifestyle choices impact the collagen production, generally it begins to slow down in your late twenties and early thirties.
When the production of collagen starts to slow down, we begin to see sagging skin and fine lines. Aging inside the body takes place in the form of aches and pains as well as the appearance of chronic conditions and disease. But when we age, the appearance of aging on the outside is noticeable because of the “lines” on our face.
While there are various forms of injectables, they all work towards a different effect on your face. Most everyone has heard of Botox®, it is one of the most commonly used injectables for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Because Botox® and a similar product Dysport® are neuromodulators, they disrupt the signals between the nerves and the facial muscles. The benefit is that it helps to reduce muscle contractions that cause fine lines. The use of these neuromodulators will serve to relax and soften fine lines.
After using neuromodulators for a few years, you will notice that the facial wrinkling or fine lines you once had are not as prominent and the appearance of younger looking skin may remain, even if you do not use the product as frequently. You have essentially “retrained” your facial muscles. Both products have been proven safe and effective. It is never too early to start.
Always work with a trained and certified nurse injector. Before getting any treatments review your options and ask questions during a consultation.