Treatment options for wrinkles

By Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach
January 14, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Wrinkles  

We know that wrinkles are more and more likely to appear as the years go on--yet no one is prepared when they actually begin to see the signs of aging. Fortunately, a variety of treatments are available to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you more youthful skin.Botox

Topical treatments: Specialized products applied to the face and neck can keep the skin moisturized, healthy, and resilient. Tretinoin, alpha hydroxy acids, and antioxidants are common ingredients in topical creams that help to rejuvenate the skin.

Chemical peels: A chemical agent is applied to the skin to exfoliate thick, damaged surfaces and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. Different chemicals result in either superficial or deep peels. Depending on the condition of your skin and the desired results, your dermatologist will select the right one for you.

Laser resurfacing: Lasers can deliver powerful results for superficial and moderately deep wrinkles. Concentrated beams of light are applied to precise areas, removing old skin cells and stimulating production of collagen and elastin--the two essential components of youthful, resilient skin.

Microdermabrasion: Effective for smoothing over fine lines, this treatment involves exfoliating the very top layer of epidermis. Deeper wrinkles will not be alleviated by microdermabrasion, as it only affects the superficial layer of skin.

Botox: These injections can help prevent and reduce the appearance of expression wrinkles. Botox blocks the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles formed by repeated facial movements.

Fillers: Injectable fillers can help restore lost volume, filling out wrinkles and building up the skin from within.

Surgery: Plastic surgery is often the best solution for skin that shows significant sagging. Your surgeon can rejuvenate your appearance by tightening up the skin over every area of your face.

Visit Your Boynton Beach Dermatologist

Ready to take years off your appearance and improve your confidence with a smoother complexion? Request your appointment at Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach to talk about the best wrinkle-reducing options for you.