Glabellar Lines & Wrinkles Treatment Fort Myers

Did you know that the skin on your forehead is called the glabella? This is a scientific term to refer to the skin above your nose and between your eyebrows. If you have more glabellar lines & wrinkles than you would like, treatment is available in Fort Myers at Elmquist Eye Group.

How do forehead wrinkles develop?

Glabellar Lines & Wrinkles Treatment Fort MyersEvery day, you make repeated facial movements such as frowning, smiling and laughing. The forehead skin and muscles move with each expression. As you age, skin becomes drier and less elastic, so the skin does not spring back into shape as easily as it once used to.

Genetics and lifestyle choices are also factors. For example, if you are a smoker, your skin wrinkles more prematurely at an earlier age. Scientists believe that the chemicals and toxins in cigarettes affect the collagen in the skin by breaking it down.

If you have noticed forehead wrinkles, these are called glabellar lines, the horizontal lines that appear above your eyebrows. If you don’t like your appearance, there are non-surgical cosmetic treatments available.

What causes these glabellar lines? With age, the skin loses elasticity and strength. Repeated movements of the muscles in the forehead (called corrugator supercilii muscles) can create glabellar lines when the skin does not spring back into place like it used to.

With age comes a loss of connective tissue proteins like collagen and elastin. Both are structural proteins, so think of it like your skin is losing a scaffold. After age 20, we all lose about one percent of both proteins each year. That can really add up over the years.

Environmental effects like excessive sun exposure and lifestyle choices like choosing to smoke can further break down these proteins.

Another major factor in the formation of glabellar lines is the loss of hydration. With age comes less production of hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin retain moisture. Without it, the skin becomes thinner and drier, and glabellar lines are more likely to form.

Meet Dr. Rodriguez

Dr. Yasaira Rodriguez is one of our amazing physicians at Elmquist Eye Group. Not only is she a comprehensive ophthalmologist specializing in both cataract and glaucoma surgeries, but she also specializes in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

At Elmquist, Dr. Rodriguez and her team offer several medical cosmetic injections, including BOTOX®/ Dysport® to repair facial lines like glabellar lines. Dr. Rodriguez is an expert in non-surgical facial rejuvenation. She uses the latest treatments, and best of all, she is a caring and committed physician who wants to make sure you have realistic expectations about these procedures. Most of all, she strives to provide the highest quality of personalized care to make sure you are completely happy with your end result.

Having an experienced doctor is very important, so come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Rodriguez. She will answer your questions and concerns and discuss realistic expectations with you. Most people are candidates for these treatments. We can treat mild to severe facial wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.

Our patients want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, look younger and have smoother, rejuvenated skin. Dr. Rodriguez wants to help you achieve this same goal. For glabellar lines & wrinkles treatment in Fort Myers, please call our office or visit our website to schedule an appointment with us today.