Glabellar Lines & Wrinkles Treatment Cape Coral
Are the wrinkles on your forehead becoming more pronounced? Does your appearance bother you? These wrinkles are called glabellar lines and they’re very common. They appear horizontally across the forehead, above your nose and between your eyebrows. If you have more glabellar lines and wrinkles than you would like to have, treatment is available in Cape Coral at Elmquist Eye Group.
How do forehead wrinkles develop?
Glabellar lines appear naturally with age and are complicated by lack of hydration and sun exposure. With age comes drier and less elastic skin, so these lines form. As we age, we lose the elasticity of collagen and elastin in the skin. Both are connective tissue proteins that give skin its structure. Think of these proteins like a scaffold. People begin losing these proteins after age 20, so by the time you reach your late forties or fifties, you’ve lost a significant amount.
Excessive exposure to our hot Florida sun can accelerate the protein loss, so be sure to always wear sunscreen. Dehydration can also make these lines look more pronounced. Again, with age, the skin also makes less hyaluronic acid, a compound that helps the skin with moisture retention. Over time, the skin becomes drier and thinner, and accompanied with the collagen loss, glabellar lines tend to form.
However, there is treatment with botulinumtoxinA cosmetic injections. Don’t let the long name deter you. These products are more commonly known as BOTOX®/ Dysport® and are used to repair wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment provides a lifting effect.
The products have even been studied in peer-reviewed journal articles like this study, which looked at patients being treated for glabellar lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. In the study, pictures were taken before the treatment, the two to four weeks after treatment. The researchers also made computerized measurements of facial features like the height of the brow, length of frown lines and other measurements. Of the 100 patients studied, the post-treatment measurements were significantly improved, showing that the botulinum injections were very effective for treating both glabellar lines and crow’s feet.
The Elmquist Difference
Southwest Floridians are fortunate to have ophthalmologist Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez in our Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices. There is a growing trend for ophthalmologists to also specialize in these cosmetic procedures. The injections need to be carefully administered by an experienced physician, and Dr. Rodriguez definitely fulfills that role. She is an incredible doctor who has a passion for providing her patients with these effective treatments.
Our patients want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, look younger and have smoother, rejuvenated skin. Dr. Rodriguez is passionate about helping her patients achieve these goals. While your injections will be tailored to your unique needs, one example of treatment is approximately 100 units of Dysport can effectively remedy glabellar lines for four months. The treatments are easy and painless.
Come in to see Dr. Rodriguez in Cape Coral about glabellar lines and wrinkles treatment. She will discuss all your concerns during the initial consultation. Call our office or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us today.