As we get older our skin ages and the architecture of our muscle changes. Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors such as cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, and damage caused by free radicals. However, there is a muscular component as well. The 11′s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of contractions, those wrinkles can stay even after the muscles are at rest. Botox works my decreasing the nerve signals to these muscles, which helps the muscles to relax, thereby decreasing the lines that form between the muscles. One treatment usually lasts about 3-4 months.
Latisse is a prescription solution used to grow eyelashes and help to make them longer, darker and thicker. In approximately 16 weeks your eyelashes will double in fullness. You apply the solution at home, with the brushes provided, at bedtime. Full results take 16 weeks but you will start to notice a difference within 8 weeks.