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The “Why” of Aging Skin

Las Vegas – At the fall edition of The Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC), Shelia Anderson, RN, MSN, CANS, stressed the importance of thorough evaluation before injecting neuromodulators such as Botox. She is a Seattle-based aesthetic nurse.

In short, she said, “We’re going to look at the whole. Then we’re going to take it apart and look at each individual part.” When a patient asks her to fix a specific line, she said, “I want to understand why she has that line.” As people age, the fat pads beneath the cheeks shrink and change; muscle contraction gets tighter; and skeletal changes occur.

“When I see a widow’s peak, I evaluate the frontalis, but I’m also trying to figure out the depression that’s coming through the occipital muscle. When I’m using a neuromodulator in someone like this, I know I have to inject very high on the frontalis to avoid creating brow ptosis by the depressor activity of the occipital muscle.”

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