Wrinkles are something that both women and men cannot escape. They are lines and crevices that form in your skin. Multiple factors contribute to wrinkles, such as age, ultraviolet light radiation, smoking, and the repetition of facial expressions. The leading cause of wrinkles, though, is sun exposure. The areas of the body exposed to the sun the most are where wrinkles are the most prominent. Noticeable spots are around your eyes, mouth, and neck. Luckily, there are non-surgical procedures that can temporarily smooth out and lessen the appearance of wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that is injected into the skin and used to smooth facial creases and lines. It has been FDA approved for over 20 years, and it is the leading treatment of its kind. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the treatment areas (crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines) and attacks the overused muscles that create a tired, heavy facial look. This injectable temporarily immobilizes the muscles, revealing a smooth facial aesthetic. There is a little pain with the injection, and the sessions typically take 15 minutes to complete. Results can be seen as early as 48 hours after treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections typically last about four months, and it is encouraged to schedule repeat sessions in order to maintain your smooth look.
JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid-based collection of dermal fillers that help to alleviate age-related volume loss. Over time, your skin beings to lose it’s elasticity and sag in the facial region and the hands. The collection addresses specific problem areas such as the chin, lips, facial lines, and cheeks. Filling in and plumping up these areas of the face and hands allow for patients to look rejuvenated and younger. Results are instant, and there is little recovery time. JUVÉDERM® can last up to 18 months, and repeat treatment sessions should be scheduled.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is an injectable dermal filler that uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate natural collagen production. The increase in collagen production causes the lines and wrinkles to smooth, creating a natural-looking face. SCULPTRA® requires several sessions, but it varies based on the individual. The results are not instant because the natural collagen is restored and takes a few months to rebuild. The effects of this FDA-approved treatment last up to two years.
The Fraxel CO2 laser targets deep skin layers and can be used to combat stubborn signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, and many other concerns. This laser reduces sun damage and improves the skin’s tone, texture, and laxity while smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel CO2 laser stimulates collagen production, cell turnover, and skin rejuvenation with minimal discomfort or side effects and nearly instant results.
Morpheus8 combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology for fractional resurfacing. It is FDA approved, safe, effective, and minimally invasive, and it can be used on any skin type and color. This treatment stimulates collagen production, which continues to show its results well after the treatment is completed and helps to define your facial contour. The result is a smoother, sleeker facial appearance in about three weeks.
Dr. Ariel Ostad offers multiple solutions to smooth out those wrinkles and give you that youthful appearance without any seriously invasive procedures. Some procedures provide instant results while others take longer but give you a look worth waiting for. During your consultation, you can discuss your personal goals with Dr. Ostad so that you both can come up with a plan suited to you.
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