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Here is a brief description of the various wrinkle treatment products and techniques.
The eyes are a focal point of the face and are also significantly affected by wrinkles. This includes crow’s feet and wrinkles on both the eyelids. In order to successfully treat such wrinkles, physicians today now use innovative products including the top dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultra, Botox, and Radiesse.
These are the lines that extend from or traverse from the outer corner of the eyes. They are generally caused due to squinting and smiling along with a combination of the loss of collagen. Treatment usually involves placing Botox in the muscles surround the eyes to reduce the wrinkles. For more grooved or deeper lines, dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm is applied.
Many people usually develop a notable rough texture of skin on their chin that resembles an orange peel. This condition is known as peau d’orange, and it is due to repeated chin muscles contraction. In this case, Botox is injected into the area to minimize the contractions. Dermal fillers are not recommended here since the chin lines are usually very thin and also because Botox offers great results for wrinkle correction.
This is the horizontal and deep groove that is found between the lips and the chin. This chin wrinkle really makes you look old and can be a very unattractive facial feature. Besides Botox, most physicians will also recommend advanced dermal filler like Restylane and Juvederm. For deeper creases, Radiesse, Perlane, and Juvederm Ultra Plus can be recommended for much deeper wrinkle correction.
Upper Cheek Wrinkles
This is caused when crow’s feet extend over the cheeks and into the hollow part of the cheek. Since these lines are usually relatively shallow and superficial, dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are used alongside Botox to relax and fill the wrinkles. The reduction of wrinkles in this area usually endures longer compared to other parts of the face due to the fact that there is less movement.
Lower Cheek Wrinkles
For the lower cheek wrinkles in the jaw line area, dermal fillers like Radiesse or Juvederm Ultra is recommended for treatment. Some physicians use Sculptra to help in the areas with significantly less volume. This helps to stimulate collagen growth along with Botox application. The same treatment is also used for cheek crêping and other wrinkle correction.
Smoker lines or lipstick lines are generally found on the upper part of the lips and are caused volume loss that occurs due to age. Treatment is done through dermal fillers and Botox. Botox even helps to extend the effects of the dermal fillers for wrinkle correction. You can add some bulk and plumpness to the lips using Juvederm Ultra Plus or Restylane Silk.
Marionette Lines and Parentheses Lines
The marionette lines are mouth wrinkles that extend downwards from the two corners of the mouth. Restylane or Juvederm is used to treat these lines along with advanced bulking filler. In certain cases, Botox is recommended to relax the lines surrounding the chin and mouth. Other mouth wrinkles like the parentheses lines also benefit from a similar course of treatment, including Botox and dermal fillers.
Photo-damage and loss of both elastin and collagen results in the formation of necklace lines. Treatment involves placing Botox above or below the lines in a careful way to ensure that it does not affect your ability to eat and swallow. Several Botox treatments will be needed to gradually reduce the wrinkles and finally eliminate them completely. Added dermal filler like Restylane or Juvederm is also very helpful.
Over time, the neck muscles become more hypertrophic or more relaxed, and this results in neck bands or ridges becoming much more pronounced during contractions. Botox is used for relaxing these neck muscles and therefore reducing the presence of these neck bands.
For many people, scowl lines or glabellar lines are a major concern since they have a significant effect on the overall facial appearance. These lines form the number “11” between the eyebrows and contribute to a scowling or angry appearance. They are normally caused by exaggerated squinting, scowling or even pensive movement around the forehead and eyebrows. Regular Botox treatments are necessary to diminish scowl lines. Dermal fillers will help with deeper folds.
The common forehead wrinkles are generally caused due to repeated exaggerated forehead and eyebrows lifting. Constant sun exposure also makes the lines more etched and pronounced with time. Treatment usually involves Botox to reduce exaggerated forehead movement, but still, maintain adequate movement for a more natural look. Juvederm or Restylane can be applied for gently lifting the grooved lines as well as reducing the number of treatments due to the lasting effects.
These wrinkles are formed on the sides of the nose, and they occur due to hyper active nasalis muscles when laughing or smiling. They may be vertical, diagonal or horizontal wrinkles and are often shallow. Only a small Botox is placed on the affected parts to offer effective treatment. The physician may also use dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm for treating bunny lines and to also extend the results.
The deep folds or creases from the edge of the nose down to the corners of the mouth are called nasolabial folds. They can vary from shallow lines to deep folds. These folds are usually early ageing signs in most people, especially due to the loss of elastin and collagen. To treat these folds, a physician places dermal fillers in small amounts to the affected areas. Additionally, getting a face lift or cheek lift also helps to reduce the presence of these nasolabial folds.
There is no longer any reason to be troubled by wrinkles as there is a wide range of effective treatment solutions and products available today. Make sure are getting the face lift products from experienced physicians who are skilled in the essential subtleties of placement of injections and using the right technique. This will help you to achieve more natural appearance and successfully fight wrinkles while ensuring lasting results.