Where do Wrinkles Come From?
Wrinkles. We all get them. Somewhere in our 30s, small lines appear around our eyes and forehead. Every time we smile or frown, we use our facial muscles. Over time, a groove forms under the surface of your skin, and as we get older, our skin no longer "snaps" back into place. Those grooves become wrinkles. The result is a face that looks tired or angry, even when relaxed.
How do Nerve Blockers work?
Botox® and Xeomin® (pronounced Zeo-min) are nerve blockers that relax the muscles that cause the appearance of wrinkles. Treatments are quick and simple and require no downtime. Both types are injected at the muscle location and used to improve the look of mild to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults for a period of time. They can also be used to prevent the formation of wrinkles and can be used to provide skin improvement in a number of ways.
Results may be seen as quickly as five days, with full effect in two weeks, and results that last for between 3 to 4 months with medium to full treatment. Light treatment tends to last 2 months.
Botox® has been FDA approved for over 25 years, and dermatologists were the pioneers of its use in blocking facial nerves. Xeomin® is the newest development in wrinkle relaxers, and contains a purified form of the active agent.
At Apex Dermatology, we believe in a subtle application of Botox® and Xeomin®, with the goal that people won't know you had any "work" done - you'll just look relaxed and refreshed.
That’s why you can trust the board-certified medical team at Apex Dermatology in Westlake Village, California, to know the important details of facial anatomy and expression in order to help you reach your goals. Request your appointment online or call the office.