Wrinkle and fine line prevention
The root cause of many unwanted wrinkles or lines about the face are a combination of sun damage, genetics and hyperfunctioning underline muscles. Overactive muscles, especially those muscles found between the eyebrows and around the outer skin of the orbit, can be significantly be reduced by the use of neuromodulators. Neuromodulators work by preventing the production of neurotransmitters, thus resulting in the relaxation of the muscles and in turn the prevention of wrinkle formation. Neuromodulator injections are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the world today with a long track record of safety.
Depending on the location of the wrinkles and facial lines, your aesthetic goals and absent neurological diagnosis most individuals will benefit from neuromodulators for the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you have some skin imperfections that you feel could benefit from neuromodulators, then contact our Riverside office to learn more. Dr. Hardesty and his team at Imagine Plastic Surgery help many patients each year to prevent facial wrinkles and fine lines. To make a consultation appointment, call the office, take our self-assessment survey, or fill out an online form.
Usually, the injections are well tolerated because of the thin bore of the needles. Topical numbing medication can be applied prior to treatment. Rarely dental blocks using local anesthesia can augment the numbing creams. Patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort during the injections.
They both help the prevention of wrinkles and lines about the face by decreasing the actions of the underlying muscles. Thus, making the skin look smoother, younger and more vibrant.
Yes, permanent options include direct or endoscopic weakening of the muscles between the eyebrows that cause the vertical line is often referred to as the “11’s”. Another alternative is selective and precise nerve ablation of the muscles between the eyebrows using radio frequency: ThermiRase.