Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on botox and wrinkles.
Botox® injections also known as anti wrinkle injections are used to either eliminate or prevent wrinkles. We know botox works by stopping the nerve transmitting a signal to the muscle and thus preventing its contraction and the subsequent appearance of wrinkles.
But what causes a wrinkle in the first place?
As we age our skin cells become thinner and less sticky.
Obviously thinner cell mean the appearance of the skin is thinner.
There are other factors that cause the skin to become thinner. These can be extrinsic such as over sun exposure, smoking, stress and lack of sleep. Therefore to maximise the effects of your botox treatments you want to either reduce or eliminate tees external ageing factors.
The natural production of collagen also decreases and our elastin fibres start to wear out. These are the building blocks of our skin; the elastin is what keeps everything in place. As this starts to wear out the building blocks of our skin start to crumble, this is what causes our skin to sag and wrinkle.
Botox® in not a standalone treatment. The patients that achieve the best results with botox injections are the ones that combine a good regular skin care regime to prevent the ageing of the skin and reduce the occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles.
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