According to skin doctors, wrinkles are the number one sign of aging. They occur when the skin begins to sag, usually in the areas of the body that receive the most sun exposure. This happens because the collagen and other cells located in the underlying layers of your skin break down, causing your skin to lose its support structure. The most noticeable places where this can happen are on the face and neck; usually around your eyes, forehead, chin and mouth regions.
Other things that can speed up the aging process are your skin type, heredity, occupation, and lifestyle, plus smoking cigarettes. However, there are many solutions to this problem besides the costly creams and lotions that make up a standard skin care regimen. In order to determine the best solution to your aging skin issues, call Dr. Price today!
Here are the procedures that Dr. Price may recommend for you:
Chemical Peel: These are done by a trained medical doctor in order to remove several of the outer layers of your skin. This procedure uses specially designed chemical solutions. It may take several days to see the results of a chemical peel, but the results are worth it. Your skin will look newer and healthier, as the chemical peel stimulates your collagen cells.
Laser Treatments: If you want to fight the signs of aging with little down time, laser treatments may be just what you’re looking for. These specially-designed lasers reach down past the outer layers of your skin to target the collagen cells beneath it. This will improve your skin’s texture, as well as make you look younger.
Juvederm: One of the best ways to fight deep wrinkles is by using Juvederm. This skin care treatment is known as a ‘facial filler’ since it adds volume to your skin. Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in your skin. Juvederm can take care of deeper wrinkles, as well as fine lines and other signs of aging.
BOTOX: BOTOX is designed to target wrinkles by going straight to their source: the muscles in your skin. These overused muscles are relaxed by BOTOX injections, which take away the cause of the wrinkles in question, not to mention the wrinkles themselves. BOTOX is an FDA-approved skin care treatment that must be administered by a trained medical doctor.
Crow’s feet, known as ‘periorbital lines’ in medical terminology, form at the outer edges of the eyes. They are also called “laugh lines” as they become prominent when you are laughing or smiling.
While you can attempt to get rid of your crow’s feet by following a careful skin care regimen full of anti-aging lotions and creams, the best way to get rid of them is by seeing a skin doctor.
There are several ways doctors can treat crow’s feet, including Chemical Peels, Laser Treatments and BOTOX. Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments can stimulate your skin’s collagen, leaving you with younger, crow’s foot-free skin. BOTOX, on the other hand, goes straight to the source: the muscles that cause the crow’s feet to form.
By stopping these muscles from being overused, your skin will smooth out in this area.
Glabellar lines are wrinkles that appear between your eyebrows. These are also called 11s, or in worse cases, 111s. They form due to overuse of the muscles in this area. Reading, squinting, scowling, frowning, and focusing too hard on tasks can make this condition worse.
Thankfully, a skin doctor can use BOTOX to treat your 11s or 111s. BOTOX is injected into the area, causing the overused muscles to relax. Your skin will then smooth out, erasing the lines. BOTOX skin care treatments usually last between four to six months, so you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor.
Marionette Lines are the term dermatologists use for those lines that form on either side of your mouth. Yes, just like the ones that you see on a ventriloquist’s dummy – only those are there so that the marionette can move its mouth – the ones that form on your face are simply annoying and make you look older.
The good news is that we have a solution to your marionette lines: Juvederm. Juvederm is a specially formatted gel that is injected into the skin, plumping it up and “erasing” lines and wrinkles. You’ll look younger in no time flat!
Juvederm is a skin care treatment that is available by prescription only, and should be administered by a dermatologist or trained medical doctor.
WRINKLE REMOVAL AND TREATMENT
While it is okay to accept the fact that you’re getting older, you don’t have to accept looking older, especially when there are so many effective skin care treatments available. Wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines can all be combated in a number of different ways. Laser Treatments do the same thing, but can also take care of scars, lines and damaged blood vessels. BOTOX injections can stop over-stimulated muscles, leaving you with smooth skin. Juvederm and Collagen injections replace what your skin has lost due to aging and improper skin care. Lastly, Chemical Peels can stimulate collagen, take care of surface imperfections, and leave you with younger-looking, wrinkle-free skin.
HOW DO LASER TREATMENTS WORK TO REMOVE WRINKLES?
Laser Treatments are specially designed to reach down past the surface of your skin and target the collagen-producing inner layers. Once the collagen cells are stimulated, they go into action and rebuild the cellular structures that have collapsed due to age. This will make your skin look healthier, smoother, and, to top it all off, younger!
HOW ARE DERMAL FILLERS USED TO REMOVE DEEP WRINKLES?
One of the most popular dermal fillers, Juvederm, contains hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body and is what makes your skin look healthy and smooth. When Juvederm is injected into your skin, it is simply replacing what you have naturally lost. The best part of this is the fact that they only need to replace these compounds in the areas where you need them most, making dermal fillers a great way to combat the deep wrinkles that make you look older.
HOW TO GET RID OF WRINKLES UNDER THE EYES
Under-eye wrinkles can be treated in several different ways. Two of the most effective methods of treatment are done with Fractional Lasers and BOTOX. Laser Treatments can rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen cells, making it looking younger and smoother. BOTOX works best for the crow’s feet that form at the outer edges of your eyes. It keeps the muscles in that area from overworking, leaving you with smoother skin.
ARE WRINKLE CREAMS EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS TO GET RID OF WRINKLES?
Wrinkle creams only penetrate the outer layers of the skin. This means that many of them never go deep enough to stimulate your collagen cells and truly rejuvenate your skin. However, there are a number of prescription creams, most with retinoid compounds, that will improve the outer layers of your skin and clear up superficial problems. Including one of these creams into your daily skin care regimen is always a good idea.
But, the only way to truly get rid of wrinkles is by undergoing a dermatology treatment. Many of these treatments have little to no recovery time, and can leave your skin looking healthier as well as younger. Several to consider are BOTOX, Juvederm, Microdermabrasion, Laser Treatments and Chemical Peels.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Price to see which ones are right for you.
THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS. HOW DO I KNOW WHICH WILL WORK FOR ME?
In order to choose the best treatment for your skin care, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price. There are many factors that go into determining the best course of action, including your skin type, its current condition, how much “down time” you want to have, and, of course, the results that you desire.