BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great way to soften wrinkles caused by muscular activity. These types of wrinkles include the vertical lines between your eyebrows and horizontal lines across your forehead. But did you know other signs of aging are accelerated by sun exposure? With long summer days around the corner, remember that aging can be the result of UV radiation. The effects of unprotected exposure include:

  • Brown spots/age spots/liver spots
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Poor skin elasticity

For many people, these signs of damage don’t crop up til later in life, after age 50. Some younger people do get them, especially if they have been in the sun a lot. While BOTOX® is effective in softening certain types of wrinkles, you can continue to prevent the signs of aging listed above by doing the following:

  • Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen every time you are in the sun for an extended period of time
  • Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
  • Seeking shade and cover between 10am and 2pm when UV rays are the most direct

Although some sun damage cannot be undone, experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman can assess your skin to see if a non-surgical treatment at our practice can reverse some of the damage. To schedule a consultation in New York City, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 .