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Suggestions on Aging Gracefully

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Suggestions on Aging Gracefully

Posted by Goodman Dermatology in Dermatology Services Explained 18 Apr 2016

photo of smiling middle aged womanTimeless beauty is no longer limited to the likes of movie stars. Advanced health care techniques now allow the march of time to be slowed and even reversed. With Dr. Goodman, Botox and similar treatments are amongst the many tools used to turn back the clock on dermal aging.

Wrinkles: one of the earliest signs of aging
Facial expressions naturally create temporary folds and creases in the skin. Aging skin tends to thin and lose its elasticity and as a result, the skin can no longer fully recover its smooth appearance after facial muscle movement. Eventually, the facial muscles maintain a resting tone that is greater than the elastic recoil of the skin and wrinkles appear. Any process that hastens the thinning of the skin, such as sun damage and dehydration, contributes to earlier wrinkle formation.

Botox and similar anti-aging serums
Originally designed to treat blepharospasm, a condition affecting the delicate muscles around the eyes, Botox was found to additionally provide an effective non-surgical solution to wrinkles. While still quite effective for many patients, Botox has been found to induce a process of resistance that causes the treatment to become ineffective over time in some patients.

Fortunately, similar therapies have been derived from the same active ingredient as Botox, Botulinum Type A. Allowing an improved range of treatment options, Dysport and Xeomin are now amongst the most widely used anti-wrinkle injections. Similar to Botox, these agents work by providing targeted temporary immobilization of the small muscle groups involved in wrinkle formation. They are generally associated with fewer side effects and may be able to provide a longer lasting effect. Similar to maintaining a healthy smile with bi-annual dental visits, anti-wrinkle treatments can become a routine part of self-care with maintenance visits scheduled about every six months.

Choosing an anti-aging solution
Anti-wrinkle treatments are one of many anti-aging therapies available at Goodman Dermatology. Dr. Goodman provides personalized treatments tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Injectable anti-wrinkle treatments are completed during an office visit and with minimal discomfort. After each procedure, patients can expect immediately visible results with a rapid return to normal activities.

Conveniently located in Roswell, Dr. Goodman and his dermatology team are proud to serve Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Dunwoody, Canton, Cumming and the rest of the Atlanta metro area. Find out today how Dr. Goodman can make aging gracefully a natural part of health care.

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