Many men and women are frustrated with their appearance due to lines and wrinkles that give the impression they’re tired or angry. No matter how much rest you get each night, you may still look upset or sleepy. These concerns can impact first impressions in your social and work life and make you look older than your actual age. At Horvath Aesthetics, our board-certified plastic surgeon can improve your angry, tired wrinkles with BOTOX.
What Are “Angry” or “Tired” Wrinkles?
A large muscle in your forehead called the frontalis lifts the brow when it contracts. Repetitive muscle movements combined with skin changes can cause horizontal creases on the forehead. Age, sun exposure and other factors cause collagen and elastin (the building blocks of youthful, taut skin) to break down, so the forehead skin can’t bounce back as easily when this muscle contracts.
This same problem can occur between the eyebrows, which can form vertical glabellar lines nicknamed the “angry 11s.” These frown lines make you look angry, annoyed or concerned and tend to deepen or worsen over time. Frown lines also form after years of repeated muscle movements when you squint, frown or make other facial expressions that move the forehead muscles.
“Crow’s feet” are tiny, branching wrinkles that form on the outer edges of the eyes and can contribute to a tired appearance. These eye wrinkles are caused by squinting and smiling and the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin as you age.
Treating Angry, Tired Wrinkles
Horvath Aesthetics offers a variety of non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures, and BOTOX is one of the best injectables for addressing angry wrinkles and a tired appearance. This injectable can smooth your skin’s appearance and restore a happy, well-rested complexion.
BOTOX is a neuromodulator that focuses on the root of the problem: the underlying muscle. It is formulated with botulinum toxin Type A and temporarily immobilizes the over-active muscle. BOTOX disrupts nerve signals to prevent muscle contractions that crease the skin.
BOTOX treatment is a convenient, non-surgical method of reducing lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movements. Our plastic surgeon injects BOTOX into the targeted muscle with a fine needle, which takes just 15 minutes. Most patients report little to no discomfort during BOTOX treatment. You can return to your workday or regular activities immediately, though you may have some minor swelling or a pink hue in the treated area that tends to go away within an hour.
Enjoy a well-rested appearance for three to four months after BOTOX treatment, and maintenance sessions at Horvath Aesthetics can help you keep your youthful results long-term.
If you struggle with looking tired or angry all the time, contact Dr. David Horvath at Horvath Aesthetics to discuss your non-surgical options. Book a consultation by calling (215) 884-2880 or contacting us online.