The Underlying Cause of Facial Wrinkles

Whenever we see a wrinkle start to form on our faces, we worry that more are on their way. If flaws and folds are forming, it must mean that we’ve gotten older and are doomed to deal with a web of fine lines and harsh wrinkles, right?

It’s important to remember that aging is not the only cause of wrinkles. Your underlying facial muscles are responsible for many of the fine lines you see around your eyes, mouth, and forehead. These muscles are constantly being used throughout the years. This can result in muscles that are tense and frozen in unnatural-looking positions. These stiff muscles distort the appearance of the skin above the muscles, causing wrinkles to form.

Products like Botox can provide your facial muscles with the relief they need to relax and take on a softer, smoother, and more natural-looking shape. If you want to rejuvenate the look of your face, contact our office to schedule a consultation with oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen.