What are wrinkles, how are wrinkles formed and how to best delay the formation of wrinkles?
Definition of wrinkle: "A small fold or crease in the skin, usually produced by age or by excessive exposure to the elements."
With aging and sun exposure, skin loses its suppleness and firmness, causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Collagen, which provides the supporting structure of the skin, becomes depleted with age and is damaged by sun and smoking. There are several non-surgical solutions for wrinkles.
Botox Cosmetic® stops dynamic wrinkles and smoothes the wrinkle. Filler substances such as Restylane®, Perlane™ and Juvederm™ are gels that are injected under the wrinkle to lift it.
Sculptra™ is a volumizing substance that causes the skin to produce more of its own collagen.
Fraxel™ is a laser that penetrates into the dermis to trigger the production of collagen and also improve the texture of skin and pigmentation as well as prevent formation of wrinkles.
Thermage® is a radio-frequency device that penetrates deeply into the skin to tighten collagen and cause production of new collagen.
Intense pulsed light stimulates the production of collagen, helps smooth wrinkles and fine lines, reduces redness, and makes skin more radiant.
A series of chemical peels and microdermabrasion stimulates the production of new collagen.
Products containing retinol, glycolic acid, and vitamin C also help stimulate new collagen. Sunscreen used daily is important to prevent further collagen damage and wrinkle formation.
A combination of procedures and products will best delay the formation of wrinkles on your skin. We can customize an individualized treatment plan for you to ensure the best possible results.
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