Our gentle treatments can help you recover your true look when time, sun exposure or personal health habits have caused the development of lines on your face and neck. Wrinkling is one of the most frustrating signs of aging, and may appear years before they should if your lifestyle exposes you to any of the risk factors
Wrinkles may develop as either fine lines or deep furrows, and may appear prematurely around the most sensitive areas of the face including the areas just above the lips, under the eyes and on the neck. To treat these different areas, we offer a diverse range of specialized procedures designed to target lines in specific areas. Here are some of the way we offer a personalized wrinkle plan:
- Botox Cosmetic
- Erbium Laser
- Affirm Fractional Laser
- Fractional CO2 Laser
To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today for a free consultation.
Why Do Wrinkles Develop?
They develop with long term UV exposure and when the body decreases the rate of new collagen and elastin production. Reduced levels of collagen and elastin are a normal part the body’s aging process. Although nothing can be done to prevent natural aging there are other environmental factors that will contribute to increased effects with age. These factors may help determine how likely you are to experience problems.
Genetic (family) influences play a large role in the development of all lines in the skin. A good family history can prevent a lot from forming in the first place but there are some health and diet habits you can develop to hold them off for a little longer if you’re not one of the lucky ones.
Limiting Wrinkling Risk Factors
Avoid Smoking: smoking not only causes wrinkles but it narrows blood flow to the skin so it ages much quicker than normal. Smoking not only ages your face quickly but also the entire body. If not for looks alone, you should stop smoking for all the health reasons.
Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure: Sun exposure is a significant risk factor. Spending many hours, days and years in the sun breaks down your cells over time so when you get older your skin will be paper thin and develop not only signs of aging, but cancer. We treat cancers all the time at our clinic so we know what we’re talking about. What’s worse is getting cancer that takes up a large section that has to be removed and then closed with grafts from somewhere else. That is definitely not a pretty sight and can be avoided with simple sun care and protection all throughout life.
Avoid Tanning services/products – Tanning booths can age you very quickly! Constant muscle movement such as with the forehead or around the mouth can also contribute, though Botox and fillers can reduce movement and slow development of aging signs. These can stop and even reverse the formation of lines on the face with no downtime whatsoever.
Healthy Diet — Fluctuating weight can result in early and more frequent problems. A well-controlled diet can keep wrinkling at bay.
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Quick Answers About Wrinkles
How quickly can your procedures work? I'm hoping to have a serious reduction in the next two weeks. Do you have anything that would work for me?
It all depends on where they are located. If they are deep creases in the face, we can usually use fillers for quick improvement. If the lines are related to muscle movement then Botox cosmetic can be effective but it will take at least a few weeks to see their benefit. We also perform laser tightening but again, it can take weeks to months for symptoms to improve.
SmartXide laser, I have under eye lines that botox can't treat and I have been looking at the smartxide laser. Is this something that can work for under eye wrinkles? I am 38 years old. My biggest concern is 1) is there a risk that I can do more damage? I have seen some women complain that their wrinkles were worse after doing this laser on realself? 2) Or, does it not work at all for some patients? Thanks in advance!
We never usually recommend Botox Cosmetic for under the eyes because those lines are not caused by specific muscle activity rather it is because the skin there is so thin. The fractional co2 laser (smartxide dot) is a perfect option for those under-eye lines. Usually, a couple of sessions is required for the premium results. If it’s done correctly, you should notice a very nice improvement.
What's do You Recommend most often?
There are a variety of options for deep lines, some of those options include juvederm dermal fillers, laser treatments, and minor surgery. It all depends on the particular patient’s desired results.
What's the Recommended Lip lines Treatment?
A common option here is filler for what we call “lipstick lines”. These results will last usually 6-9 months but varies widely between patients. A more permanent result can be obtained with fractional co2 laser applications and usually, a number of these are required for significant changes.
How to Get Rid of Forehead lines?
The best beauty option here is usually Botox cosmetic. It works quickly, lasts 3-4 months and has no downtime.
What's the Recommended Option for lines around the Eyes?
Under the eyes and around the eyes, we have found that fractional co2 laser treatment for periorbital wrinkles is an excellent option with great long term results. Usually, one or two sessions are required depending on the patient’s particular situation.
What is the Recommended Way to Get Rid of Lines Above the Upper Lip?
Again, fractional co2 laser and juvederm dermal fillers are good options here depending on the patient’s case and ability to tolerate downtime with laser.
What is the Best Option for Smokers' Lines?
Botox or laser are good options here. Botox can gradually improve those lines by allowing the lip to heal and repair the lines by reducing the dynamic movement of the lips. Fractional co2 laser is a more permanent and longer-lasting result, but the patient needs at least one week of downtime and a number of treatments are usually recommended for premium results.
What Options Are There For Nasolabial Folds in a Teenager?
For a teenager, we wouldn’t recommend anything as the face is still growing and changing over time. Once the patient is 21 years of age or older, we could consider Juvederm fillers but this depends on the patient and their goals.
What to Do with lines that Appear Only on One Side of the Face?
This is usually due to UV or sun exposure primarily to one side of the face and there are a few options available here but a great option is laser treatment, usually fractional co2. We usually recommend treating both sides of the face but performing a bit more of an aggressive application on the affected side.