The Anatomy Of The Wrinkle


On day you look in the mirror and studied those lines that furrowed your brow, and you wondered: Where did they come from?


Is it just aging? Too much sun? Too much stress?  In general, how skin ages and wrinkles is a complex process.  It isn’t just about changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals and so on; it’s a combination of many factors.


The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar line) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time.  You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality you wear them on your face.  If you’re angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together.  Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning.


After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced.  For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.  Just because you’re visiting a cosmetic dentist doesn’t mean that your journey to improving the way you look and feel has to stop at your smile.  Botox and dermal fillers have expanded the capabilities of dental care!


One may ask, “Why would a dentist provide this service?”  Dentists are the specialist for the oral and maxillofacial areas.  From the chin to the forehead, we are more knowledgeable than any other healthcare provider in treating the facial, oral and perioral areas.  In cosmetic dentistry, the soft tissue around the mouth is as important as the color and positioning of the teeth to determine the entire esthetic picture.


At Dr. Eastburn’s office we are continuously learning and challenging ourselves to provide our patients with the most cutting-edge and safest procedures available.

 We are happy to discuss your aesthetic options and see if Botox Cosmetic is right for you.    Let’s create your beautiful smile!  Call 251-344-2126 today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Eastburn for personalized service and comprehensive care.