At Hill Country Ear, Nose & Throat we are serious about helping you look your best. We offer a complete line of products and procedures to preserve and enhance your beauty. We offer Botox (used for reducing fine facial lines), Juvederm (used for filling deeper facial lines), Radiesse (a volume filler with collagen stimulation), Latisse (lash building), and several other filler products. We offer the full line of SkinCeutical products and numerous facial treatments. Call Nurse Practitioner Dawn Schuster or Katie Lano, RN, BSN at 830-629-5830 today to set up your free consultation to find out which products will enhance your beauty.
There are two particularly important substances – collagen and hyaluronic acid – that play important roles in keeping facial skin looking smooth and supple. Collagen is a protein that provides skin with structural support, while hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in all living cells that attracts and binds water, hydrating the skin and giving it volume.
As the skin ages and is exposed to environmental pollutants and ultraviolet rays, collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin diminish, the skin loses structure and volume, and unwelcome lines and wrinkles appear, like those “parentheses” lines around your nose and mouth.
Other lines, like glabellar lines (the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows which often look like the number “11”), are formed by repeated and involuntary contraction of the muscles between the eyebrows. As the skin becomes less elastic, excessive contraction of these muscles may cause visible, deep wrinkles between the eyebrows to form, even when the face is relaxed. Frown lines can have a negative effect on one’s overall facial appearance by creating a sad, angry, or tired impression.