Causes of Facial Aging and How Botox Can Help
Reduce the sign of aging with Botox treatment offered at Suburban Healthcare Associates. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, and Joliet IL.
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Botox is a medication used to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face that result from expressions and facial movements. Facial lines and wrinkles form as a result of the breakdown of collagen, a protein that gives the skin its youthful appearance. Botox works by paralyzing certain muscle fibers, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Older adults commonly use Botox for wrinkle reduction, but it is increasingly being used by younger people due to its many preventative benefits.
Facial aging refers to the gradual deterioration, wear and tear, and weakening of the facial features that occur with age. It is a normal process of aging that affects everyone, but it can be slowed down or even temporarily reversed with proper care. While there is no way to stop facial aging completely, there are a number of things that can be done to delay the process and prevent unwanted changes. Most of the changes that occur with facial aging are a result of the natural aging process, but poor diet, sun damage, and some medical conditions can also cause facial aging. The most obvious sign of facial aging is a gradual appearance of wrinkles and lines on the surface of the skin, but other signs include dryness, loss of firmness, thinning of the skin, more pronounced facial veins, and a loss of facial volume.
Aging is an ineluctable biological process that affects everyone, regardless of ethnicity, medical background, or current health status. Although it is impossible to stop the aging process or completely reverse it, there are ways to slow it down and even temporarily reverse its outward appearance. Anti-aging treatments are extremely popular, but they often fall short of their promises. However, certain anti-aging treatments, such as Botox, produce incredible results that can minimize the appearance of aging skin and even prevent certain signs of aging.
At Suburban Healthcare Associates, we provide a variety of anti-aging treatments that can reduce the appearance of aging skin. These include:
• Botox — The primary active ingredient in Botox, botulinum toxin, can provide many anti-aging benefits for the skin, including a reduction in wrinkles and facial folds commonly associated with aging.
• Skin Rejuvenation — There are a number of treatments that can rejuvenate the skin, with a big focus on laser treatments such as skin resurfacing.
• Injectable Fillers — Dermal fillers come in a variety of compositions and are designed to add volume to sunken or hollowed features, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and contour facial features.
• Opus Plasma RF — Opus Plasma uses radiofrequency energy to achieve many aesthetic benefits, including reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and loose, saggy skin.
Skin resurfacing treatments can improve the look of a person’s skin and may even be able to improve certain skin conditions. Skin resurfacing procedures involve removing the top layer of skin, including dead skin cells and other debris that contribute to an aged appearance. The skin underneath the top layer is restored to a healthier and younger-looking condition, resulting in a more radiant and youthful appearance. The procedure used to resurface skin depends on the condition of the patient’s skin, their desired aesthetic outcome, and the extent of skin damage.
If you are noticing the signs of aging on your face, come to Suburban Healthcare Associates for our anti-aging treatments! Call us today to book an appointment with our facial aging specialist, or visit one of our three Illinois locations: we have one in Naperville, IL; Plainfield, IL; and Joliet, IL. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Naperville IL, Plainfield IL, Joliet IL, Romeoville IL, Shorewood IL, Crest Hill IL, and Aurora IL.