At Long Island Dermatology we offer a wide range of different injectable neurotoxin or neuromodulator treatments for patients no matter where their age related wrinkles and issues might present.
Botox is classified as a neuromodulator – using the active ingredient Botulinum toxin-A. This neurotoxic protein is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Once injected, this compound will prevent the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from within the endings of our muscles – causing temporary paralysis, similar to the condition of botulism. This might sound scary, but in the hands of a trained professional, Botox is one of the safest and most effective treatment methods around today.
How Are Dynamic Wrinkles Caused?
The main source of wrinkles is aging. Considering this, the degeneration of the dermal/subdermal tissue will often occur over time. Our brain will generally direct nerve impulses to the muscles in our face, causing them to contract and make different facial expressions. When these contractions are repeated over and over, they cause the skin to thin out in certain places and cause wrinkles and expression lines to appear. Similar to folding a paper over and over, and leaving behind creases.
Be sure to try one of our highly effective neurotoxin treatments today.