Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles – either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin).
Treatment for wrinkles runs the gamut from topical creams and moisturizers to cosmetic procedures. The most common medical treatments are:
Cosmetic procedures that we specialize in include:
Botox injections for correction of wrinkle lines such as frown lines and crow’s-feet have become the standard to which any cosmetic procedure should measure up. By injecting botulinum toxin (which is completely safe for use without any harmful effects), wrinkle lines get corrected within three to four days and the effect lasts for three to four months.
By using various chemicals such as salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid (Medium Peel), wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging, and hereditary factors can often be reduced. The degree of improvement varies with the depth of the peel and the number of treatments received.
Using Intense Pulsed Light, birthmarks, dilated veins, other blood vessel lesions, and undesirable pigmentation can be removed. This is a completely non-invasive procedure.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth.
Proven to be effective and safe as a filler substance in correcting wrinkle lines and scars, especially around the mouth.
The best prevention for wrinkles is to keep the skin moisturized and use sunscreen and sunblock to prevent additional damage from the sun.