We gain so much as we get older, including knowledge, experience, and a more solid understanding of who we are. We naturally experience fine lines and wrinkles as a normal part of aging, along with all of these advantages.
While many of our patients lead busy, healthy lifestyles, they still ask our team for tips on how to look healthy and youthful so that their outward vitality matches their inside vibrancy. Our experts suggest the following cosmetic procedures to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Causes Wrinkles?
The aging process is naturally accompanied by wrinkles. People’s skin grows thinner, drier, and less elastic as they age, making them less equipped to defend themselves from harm. As a result, the skin develops lines, creases, and wrinkles.
Facial expressions like smiling, frowning, or squinting cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear early in life. As a person ages, these lines become more pronounced.
Skin springs back when a person is young. The skin gets less elastic as people age, making it harder for the skin to rebound, which leads to permanent grooves.
Wrinkles are influenced by a variety of variables, including:
The appearance of wrinkles is accelerated by ultraviolet (UV) light exposure from outdoor activities such as sunbathing, tanning beds, and sports.
The collagen and elastin fibers in the skin are destroyed by UV radiation. The connective tissue that supports the skin is made up of these fibers. The skin loses strength and flexibility as this layer degrades. Wrinkles start to develop as the skin begins to sag.
More melanin is present in darker skin, which also shields against many negative UV radiation impacts.
Procedures that Help Reduce Wrinkles
A number of skin problems are treated using carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Thin layers of skin are accurately removed by carbon dioxide lasers, with no thermal damage to the nearby structures. Lasers that use carbon dioxide treat:
The use of lasers to treat both cancerous (malignant) and non-cancerous (benign) skin diseases dates back a long time. In a new generation of carbon dioxide lasers, continuous light beams or ultra-pulsed light energy are used in a scanning pattern.
Radiofrequency micro-needling is a procedure that utilizes a fine needle to make micro wounds or channels in the skin. This gives way to the formation of capillaries, elastin, and collagen. It’s also known as skin needling or collagen induction treatment.
Secret™ PRO takes on a non-conventional approach to skin revitalization by uniquely combining two clinically proven technologies in a single device. Utilizing radio frequency microneedling for deep dermal remodeling effectively treats the full thickness of the skin from epidermis to the deeper dermal layers independently or together.
Secret PRO’s customizable procedures offer breakthrough treatment options based on your patient’s needs, skin type, and downtime tolerance while maximizing your ROI.
Microneedling with PRP medical treatments are extremely popular due to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma. With little discomfort and downtime, patients can reduce skin issues like acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. Many patients also use PRP Micro-needling treatments as a preventative procedure in their anti-aging therapy regimen.
The Eclipse MicroPen is frequently used to treat wrinkles and acne scars. Twelve microneedles are used, which are then “rolled” over your skin. It can be completed in less than 30 minutes and many patients compare the sensation to that of mild sandpaper being rubbed across the skin. The recovery process takes about 24 to 48 hours for minimal redness and discomfort. The skin is regenerated and recovery is accelerated when PRP and microneedling are used together.
A minimally invasive process called microdermabrasion is used to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. It can lessen the look of melasma, age spots, acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin-related issues.
In order to revitalize the skin, a specialized applicator with an abrasive surface is used to gently sand away the skin’s thick outer layer.
An alternative kind of microdermabrasion uses suction to squirt tiny sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide particles to achieve the same results as an abrasive surface. Continue reading to find out more about the process.
Cutera’s SecretTM RF & Pro is a fractional radiofrequency micro needling device optimized for hemostasis and coagulation. With this restorative treatment, the body’s natural healing process is triggered, revitalizing the skin and reducing stretch marks, scars, and other aging signs.
This process is a minimally invasive, non-surgical method of firming the skin. The operation doesn’t hurt all that much. Despite the fact that it can be done anywhere on the body, common locations include the:
The laser stimulates the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, which results in firmer, less crepey skin that looks tighter. The laser gets quite hot, but it’s still bearable on the skin.
It is most effective for people between the ages of 30 and 65, while it may be preventative for those who do not yet exhibit obvious drooping. Surgery can be a preferable choice if your skin is particularly lax.
Juvederm dermal fillers can help you look more youthful by restoring volume to certain regions of your face that have lost it due to aging. As a result, lines and hollow spots virtually instantaneously vanish.
Depending on your needs and problem areas, different Juvederm products yield varying outcomes.
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss and for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels are for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC injectable gel is for adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is also for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and correction of perioral lines, and for injection into the undereye hollows to improve the appearance of undereye hollows in adults over the age of 21.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. You can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 30 days, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
Injections are frequently requested in the following areas of the face:
Improve Your Look with Nathalie's Skin Solutions
At Natalie’s Skin Solutions of Naples and Fort Myers, FL, our non-invasive treatments are designed to smooth, firm, and renew your skin. We customize home treatment plans for daily maintenance to ensure you achieve your desired results.