At the Laser and Skin Surgery Center, Botox is one of our most popular treatments. Botox is best known for its ability to lessen the appearance of pesky facial wrinkles. But what if Botox can do more to revitalize the skin than simply relax fine lines and stubborn wrinkles? A new study points to just this—skin rejuvenation.
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Our skin has three biomechanical features: strength, pliability (the ability to stretch), and elasticity (the ability to recoil). These qualities each change as our skin ages—most notable of the three is the skin’s natural loss of elasticity. With each passing year, our skin loses more and more of its youthful firmness and gives way to sagging and wrinkling skin.
Curious about any additional benefits of Botox, a study, recently published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, examined the anti-aging effects of Botox on the skin. In total, 48 women were treated with Botox for mild wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Researchers observed that Botox resulted in increased pliability and elastic recoil.
Researchers believe Botox promotes the production of collagen and elastin. Both plentiful in our youth, together, these proteins are what make our skin tight, firm, and flexible. The study’s co-author, James P. Bonaparte, MD, concluded, “We found if we treat people with Botox using standard techniques, we see an increase in elasticity, which is what you’d see in people with more youthful skin.”
By changing the internal composition, Botox caused the skin to mimic the characteristics expected in more youthful skin. Researchers found that the effects on the skin’s pliability and elasticity lasted for three to four months—exactly in line with the duration of Botox effects. After that, the skin returned to the same condition as before the injection.
Botox at The Laser & Skin Surgery Center
Is Botox part of the answer to your slack, aging skin? Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Diwan to learn more about Botox and its rejuvenating benefits—now, including skin rejuvenation.