Wrinkles Specialist

MoodSpa

Aesthetic Specialist located in West End, Washington, DC

Wrinkles are usually the first sign of aging you notice, and they’re not a welcome sight. Even if you’ve been struggling with wrinkles for years, the MoodSpa team in Washington, DC erases lines and creases with Botox Cosmetic® and CynoSure®’s state-of-the-art TempSure™ Envi system. Founded by expert DC physician and aesthetician Dr. Mahmoud M. Mustafa (aka Dr. Moody), MoodSpa welcomes men and women of all ages interested in rejuvenation and prejuvenation. When you’re ready to erase your wrinkles, contact the MoodSpa team by phone or fill out their online form.

Wrinkles Q & A

MoodSpa

Why do I have wrinkles?

As you age, your skin slows or stops producing two key components, collagen, and elastin. Without the support provided by collagen and the resiliency provided by elastin, your skin becomes less able to resist the forces of muscles that crease your skin every time you make an expression. Your thinner, less elastic skin is also more easily damaged by the sun, which can result in several fine lines and wrinkles.

You also may be more susceptible to wrinkling if you:

  • Have fair skin
  • Come from a family that’s susceptible to wrinkles  
  • Don’t use sunscreen
  • Use a tanning bed
  • Smoke
  • Are exposed to other toxins

How can I eliminate wrinkles?

Depending on the type of wrinkles you have, your MoodSpa specialist chooses from the neuromodulator Botox or Envi’s RF-energy system. Botox relaxes muscles that press your skin into wrinkles and folds. Envi stimulates your skin to produce rejuvenating collagen and elastin.

What kinds of wrinkles does Botox eliminate?

Botox eliminates the wrinkles that are caused by dynamic, expressive muscles. The most popular areas to treat are:

  • Crow’s feet (corners of eyes)
  • 11s (frown lines)
  • Bunny lines (top of nose)
  • Furrows (lines in forehead)

How does Botox eliminate wrinkles?

Dr. Moody or another team member will inject Botox -- a neuromodulator that’s made from a purified and diluted form of botulinum toxin -- into the dynamic muscles that can crease your skin, the action that over time forms wrinkles.

Botox prevents those muscles from receiving signals that tell them to contract. The muscles then relax, allowing the skin on top of them to smooth out. Within two weeks, wrinkles are gone. The treatment needs to be repeated every three to four months.

How does Envi eliminate wrinkles?

Your MoodSpa specialist uses Envi to deliver RF energy into the deepest layers of your skin, where it stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin. The new collagen fills in your wrinkles and plumps up your skin. Your rejuvenated skin also becomes more resistant to new wrinkles.   

You’ll need a series of Envi treatments to smooth out your wrinkles, but the benefits can last for up to two to three years. Dr. Moody recommends yearly touch-ups to keep your skin firm and resilient.

You can be wrinkle-free in virtually no time with Botox and Envi. Contact MoodSpa by phone, or use their online form to set up your wrinkle-removal consultation.