Sun Damage and Wrinkles
While frustrating to many, wrinkles are a natural part of the natural aging process. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner. Our skin also becomes more susceptible to damage, drier, and retains less moisture. All of these factors, coupled with the challenges posed by sun damage, lead to creases, lines on the skin, and wrinkles.
Sun exposure can profoundly affect how quickly wrinkles develop. People who work outside or spend a significant amount of time in the sun are at a greater risk of developing lines and wrinkles at a younger age. In fact, studies show up to 90% of visible skin changes such as lines, wrinkles and dullness are caused by excessive sun exposure.
UV radiation from the sun has a harmful impact on the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin. Collagen and elastin form the skin’s connective tissue and are our skin’s glue. Our skin becomes weaker and less flexible as UV exposure leads to drooping and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are treatments available at BB Aesthetic in Gahanna, Ohio to help you safely and effectively reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure.
Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau for Wrinkles
Botox, Dysport, and Jeuvau offer effective, non-surgical ways to address sun skin damage.
Botulinum type A injection is a cosmetic injection commonly referred to as “Botox”. Botox actively blocks chemical signals that cause your muscles to contract to temporarily reduce or illuminate facial fine lines and wrinkles. Injected into target muscles in small doses, Botox helps relax muscles, allowing the skin to flatten. This leads to fewer wrinkles and a smoother, more even appearance. Botox injections effectively decrease visible wrinkles between the eyes, at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), frown lines, and horizontal lines on the forehead.
Dysport injections are similar to Botox injections as they are both derived from the botulinum toxin. Dysport injections also help soften the appearance of facial wrinkles by relaxing the injected muscle.
Like Botox and Dysport, Jeuveau is a botulinum type A injection used to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. You may hear Jeuveau referred to as “Newtox” or “new Botox” because it is a new version of a product containing the same active ingredients found in the original Botox injections. Approved by the FDA in 2019, Jeuveau offers many of the same benefits as Botox but is only approved for glabellar lines.
Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau all help improve the skin’s overall tone, texture, and appearance while helping reduce the visibility of specific facial wrinkles.
Protecting Your Skin from Sun Damage
Although wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process, wrinkles connected to sun damage are preventable with proper skin care and skin protection. No matter how much time you spend outside, using sunscreen on your face and other exposed skin can help reduce your risk for skin cancers and early signs of aging, such as wrinkles. If you desire to learn more about treatments for sun-damaged skin or our line of skin-protecting products at BB Aesthetic, contact us today to schedule a consultation.