Wrinkles: When Worry Shows Up On Your Face

Worry lines. As if this strange and unprecedented time needed more problems, you’re now noticing pesky worry lines around your eyes, mouth, and across your forehead. Or maybe the fine lines have been around for awhile but you haven’t had the time to worry about them until this quarantine left you with nothing but time. Whatever the case, if worry lines are worrying you, Dr. Chadwell can help!


Does Worry Really Cause Worry Lines?

It’s common to associate stress and worry with wrinkles. But is it true?

In a word: Yes.

However, it is not only because we tend to frown more when we’re stressed, as is commonly assumed. The cause of worry-induced wrinkles goes much deeper than that. Literally.

Studies have found that there is a distinct connection between stress and the skin. A hormone called cortisol has a lot to do with it. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, which obviously gives it a bad rep. But it is an essential hormone for a number of reasons, including your “flight or fight” response in highly stressful situations.

The problem comes in when we are living in a “highly stressful situation.” When cortisol is constantly in use, the evidence shows up all over your body, both inside and outside. That includes your largest organ: your skin.

Another factor related to worry lines is the shortening of telomeres. Telomeres are caps at the ends of our DNA chromosomes. When these caps shorten, the cells age unhealthily and are unable to replenish tissue. This happens naturally with age, but stress can quicken the aging process, prematurely shortening the telomeres.

All of this to say: yes, worry can cause worry lines. Now the question is, what do we do about them?


What To Do About Worry Lines

Obviously, the ideal way to prevent worry lines is to manage stress in your life. But what happens when the evidence of a stressful life is already written all over your face? This is where Dr. Chadwell comes in!

Dr. Chadwell offers two types of injectables to smooth out those unwelcome wrinkles: BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport. Determining which is ideal for you will involve a conversation with Dr. Chadwell. Here’s a quick overview of how these excellent options can smooth out your worries:

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®

Both of these muscle relaxers are made up of the ingredient botulinum A and are approved by the FDA. They are fast acting and do not require any downtime! While the results are temporary, the typically last between three and six months.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® treat:

  • Frown lines between the brows
  • Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Lip lines
  • Bunny scrunch lines on the top and sides of the nasal bridge
  • Neck bands

Remember, a certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Chadwell, should be consulted for this kind of treatment.

Erase the Wrinkles

When you’re tired of your worries showing all over your face, contact Dr. Chadwell for a consultation. Through his expert use of BOTOX and Dysport, he could erase those wrinkles and some of your worries along with them!