Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. The best way to remove them is to visit a medical specialist called a cosmetic dermatologist. These specialists have many tools at their disposal to remove wrinkles, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers and IPL Photofacial. These procedures generally operate by stimulating the skin to regenerate by increasing the production of collagen, resulting in new, smooth skin.
Wrinkle Removal Procedures
A chemical peel involves burning off the top layers of your skin using an acid mixture, allowing new skin to regrow. The procedure is perfectly safe and extremely effective. Microdermabrasion involves using a fine layer of crystals to scrape off dead layers of skin. Finally, laser resurfacing uses carefully targeted laser pulses to stimulate collagen production and skin formation.
Alternative Wrinkle Removal Options
One treatment that your cosmetic dermatologist may offer is the Thermage treatment. This procedure uses radio waves to tighten the lower layers of your skin, preventing wrinkles from appearing. This is a non-invasive treatment with no downtime, enabling you to resume normal activities immediately.
Botox is another popular way to remove wrinkles. Your cosmetic dermatologist will inject botulinum type A, a distilled form of neurotoxin, into specific areas on your forehead and around your eyes, paralyzing the muscles that are responsible for facial wrinkles.
Collagen can also be directly injected into your skin to sculpt a new shape for the lips and get rid of scars. Collagen can make your skin appear smoother and flatter. It is one of the most effective methods to temporarily eliminate wrinkles.
Another injectable solution for wrinkles is Restylane, a hyaluronic acid that can strengthen and smooth your skin. Though people can have allergic reactions to other wrinkle treatments, the main advantage of Restylane is the low level of immune response. Another type of filler is Radiesse, based on calcium hydroxylapatite, that is used to promote the manufacturing of collagen in the body.
Consult with the experts at Brea Aesthetics to determine which wrinkle treatment is best for you.