Wrinkles & Aging
Fine lines and wrinkles are the result of intrinsic and extrinsic factors.
Intrinsic aging naturally occurs regardless of outside influences. After we hit our 20’s, our collagen production steadily decreases, and overtime, the skin structure becomes thinner and weakened. We also gradually produce less and less oil and elastin, which also attributes to aging skin and wrinkles, but only mildly.
Extrinsic aging occurs as a result of sun and environmental damage (smoking, exposure to ultraviolet rays, and pollution), as well as repetitive facial expressions and regular sleeping positions. Extrinsic aging accelerates the loss of collagen and elastin, and shows up as dark spots, rough texture, uneven tone, thinned skin, and deep set wrinkles.
While there are many treatments available to reduce wrinkles, such as injectables, fillers, and chemical peels, prevention is the key to minimizing effects of premature aging. That is why it is very important to take care of your skin before the damage occurs. Little efforts can go a long way, such as using adequate sun protection daily, 30 SPF or higher (zinc- or titanium-based products are best), avoiding smoking, avoiding tanning, making sure your facial expressions and sleep positions aren’t causing your skin to crease, and using dermatologist recommended creams, such as Retin-A.
Treatments for Wrinkles & Aging
This "starter filler" is one of the thinnest dermal fillers, ideal for reducing fine lines around the lips, corners of the mouth, and marionette lines.
Botox®, Dysport™, Xeomin®
These injectables paralyze muscle movements that cause forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and other contraction-induced wrinkles.
Clear + Brilliant®
Often called the "starter" laser, the intensity of this gentle skin resurfacing treatment lies between a spa facial and a more aggressive Fraxel laser.
Fraxel makes several fractional resurfacing lasers that treat a spectrum of concerns, from general skin rejuvenation to deep wrinkles and scars.
Exilis ® - coming soon
Juvederm Ultra Plus®
Juvederm Ultra Plus is one of the thickest dermal fillers, injected into the deeper layers of the skin to treat severe wrinkles and deep folds.
Juvederm Ultra is one of the most popular dermal fillers used to treat medium-depth wrinkles, depressed folds, sunken scars, and thin lips.
Juvederm Voluma XC™
This volumizing dermal filler plumps cheeks, cheekbones, and the chin area. Many love it because it is easily reversible.
LAVIV ™, Stem Cell - coming soon
Often referred to as a "natural" face lift, a microcurrent facial emits low-voltage electrical currents to stimulate collagen and elastin.
Palomar Icon ®
This multi-tasker has a fractional laser and IPL to offer a variety of treatments, from photorejuvenation to wrinkle and spot reduction.
This thick, hyaluronic acid based dermal filler is injected deep into the skin to treat severe lines, folds, and depressions.
This non-laser treatment uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to diminish dark spots, age spots, redness, broken capillaries, rosacea, wrinkles and more.
This calcium-based volumizing dermal filler plumps sunken cheeks, deep wrinkles, and folds. Results are instant, but treatment is irreversible.
This popular dermal filler treats medium-depth wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip lines. It's also used to plump lips.
This poly-L-lactic acid based volumizing dermal filler has the best pan-facial lifting effects. This means it adds volume over an area, not one spot.
Superficial Peels are customized to address minor skin irregularities like discoloration, acne, surface scarring, fine lines, and sun spots.
Thermage is a noninvasive skin tightening treatment that uses radiofrequency technology to tighten and lift the skin of the face and body.
Ultherapy is a noninvasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck.
This vascular laser treats broken capillaries, rosacea, and other issues related to your network of veins. It also fades dark spots and pink scars.