Selfie Sabotage?

It has been reported that repeated facial movements are one of the major causes of wrinkles, in addition to aging, smoking, and excessive exposure to sunlight. According to Mayo Clinic “Facial movements and expressions, such as squinting or smiling, lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Each time you use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin.”

Portrait of three women taking duck-face selfies with a smartpho

In an age of selfie sticks and front lit phone cases, it is clear to see that selfies have fully taken over. Let’s face it we all love taking them, but before you grab your phone for that next photo consider what you could potentially be doing to your face.

Habitual movements and holding your face in consistent expressions, like puckering or pursing your lips, can cause fine lines around your mouth. Everyone knows what it is, and you may be too embarrassed to admit you’ve tried it, but the infamous duck face, if done too frequently can contribute to the fine lines and creases in your face.

Of course selfies are just one small factor on a long list of things that can cause this issue.

beauty, healthcare and medical concept - beautician with patientAdvanced Dermatology offers several options to even out the look of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. The first, Dysport can be injected in and around the frown lines on the forehead to reduce muscle activity that causes these lines. Results from a single treatment typically last up to three months.

Restylane and Restylane Lyft can both be used to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but unlike Dysport, Restylane also focuses on the area around the mouth. It uses natural substances to add volume and fullness to your skin, which diminishes the appearance of frown lines and forehead wrinkles. Restylane Lyft, uses hyaluronic acid gel to treat wrinkles in the face, including smile lines. Restylane Silk, the newer of the Restylane product series, not only adds volume to the lips, but helps with fine lines around the mouth.

Beginning in November, Advanced Dermatology will be offering 20% off all the procedures mentioned in this blog post.

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