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Wrinkles Specialist

Angel Allen, MD -  - Dermatologist

Angel Allen Dermatology

Angel Allen, MD

Dermatologist located in Jefferson City, MO & Lake Ozark, MO

Seeing wrinkles in the mirror can feel like an unwelcome wake-up call that draws attention to your age. Though there’s nothing you can do to stop the aging process, you can minimize wrinkles with injectables like Botox or Jeuveau® from dermatologist Angel Allen, MD, at Angel Allen Dermatology. To discuss wrinkles, treatments, and prevention strategies with Dr. Allen, call her Jefferson City or Lake Ozark, Missouri office, or schedule a visit online today.

Wrinkles Q & A

Why do I get wrinkles?

Getting wrinkles is one of the many certainties of aging. Some people start developing them early while others get them later in life. Either way, you might not find your wrinkles particularly attractive. 

There are many factors at play in the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Beyond general aging, lifestyle choices, behaviors, muscle movements, and genetics all contribute to ridges and folds in your skin. Behaviors that contribute to wrinkles include spending lots of time in the sun, smoking, drinking alcohol, and getting inadequate nutrition from your diet. 

Fine lines on your face like crow’s feet or frown lines are a specific type of wrinkle called a dynamic wrinkle. Dynamic wrinkles form because of the facial movements and expressions you consistently make. As your skin loses collagen with time, the wrinkles deepen and become permanently visible. 

How can I minimize my wrinkles?

At Angel Allen Dermatology, Dr. Allen can discuss your skin health with you and help you explore the factors contributing to your wrinkles and fine lines. Additionally, she offers an injectable treatment for dynamic wrinkles if they’re your main concern. 

Jeuveau® and Botox are a cosmetic injectable that minimizes dynamic wrinkles like frown lines for three to six months after injections. Dr. Allen places Jeuveau or Botox injections directly into the muscles responsible for the movements that led to your dynamic wrinkles. 

Inside Jeuveau and Botox is a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that inhibits communications between motor nerves in the area and the muscles they control. You won’t look frozen, but you’ll see fewer wrinkles on your face while the medication is active. You can get follow-up treatments with Jeuveau when the drug stops being active. 

How can I prevent new wrinkles?

Ultimately, you can’t stop wrinkles from forming on your face and body. However, Dr. Allen can recommend products and lifestyle changes that might help them appear at a slower rate. Her recommendations for you might include:

  • Applying sunscreen daily
  • Avoiding direct sunlight
  • Moisturizing your skin
  • Addressing and stopping your smoking habit
  • Including vitamin-rich foods in your diet
  • Integrate retinoids in your skin care routine

Dr. Allen’s tips for wrinkle prevention may vary based on your health and lifestyle. 

Wrinkles aren’t the most favorable features on your skin, but they aren’t harmful. If you’d like to minimize your wrinkles with professional care, call Angel Allen Dermatology, or book an appointment online today.