As you age, you may notice fine lines and wrinkles. These unwanted imperfections tend to pop up because aging leads to thinner, drier, and less elastic skin that is unable to protect itself from damaging agents like the sun, stress, or repeated movements like frowns. In addition time and sun damage slows down your production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that are responsible for keeping skin youthful and radiant.
Fortunately, there are ways to treat fine lines and wrinkles that do not require any surgery or excessive downtime. Read on to learn five methods for fine line and wrinkle reduction.
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable that is specifically formulated to treat dynamic wrinkles that appear as a result of repeated facial expressions. It can temporarily stop your muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles. In most cases, Botox results last about 3 to 6 months. We often recommend Botox to treat wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, chin, nose (bunny lines), upper lip and neck.
Fillers Juvederm and Restylane
Juvederm and Restylane are fillers formulated with cross linked hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that is known to hydrate and nourish the skin. With these versatile injections, you can restore the age-related loss of hyaluronic acid and take years off your face. Each wrinkle and furrow can be treated individually to iron out fine lines, raise deep depressions, even lift cheeks and jawlines. The skill and expertise of the injector is of utmost importance. Our board certified dermatologists perform all cosmetic injections in our office and provide you with the most beautiful natural results.
Each of these treatments is unique so it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation at our office to find out which one makes the most sense for your skin and particular aesthetic goals.
Fraxel Dual Laser
The Fraxel Dual laser is a non-ablative laser that can address a variety of skin concerns including discoloration, age spots, acne scars, and fine lines. With multiple treatments, you can enjoy a youthful, rejuvenated complexion with decreased fine lines. Our expert physicians perform the Fraxel procedure in our office and prepare you with prescription strength numbing cream and appropriate products for follow up to minimize discomfort and downtime.
Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
Intense pulsed light treatment uses a range of light wavelengths to target skin discolorations as well as fine lines and dull texture After a series of treatment, you can enjoy a more even skin tone, improved color, and long lasting improvement. You will begin to reap the benefits even after your first procedure. IPL is comfortable and has no downtime. The face, neck, chest and even back of the hands can be transformed by this tried and true procedure.
Clear and Brilliant
Clear and Brilliant is a laser resurfacing treatment that gently but effectively remodels the surface of the skin via fractional laser energy. In addition to treating hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores, it can alter the trajectory of your skin’s aging process and improve your fine lines, adding more reflective and vibrant skin quality. Two wavelengths are available, one (Permea) that focuses more on color and tone, the other (original) that targets pore size and texture.
I have been seeing Dr. Krauss for probably eight years and my boys all see other doctors in the practice. They are thorough, nice, timely, have a great staff, and really keep our skin looking great. If you are curious about cosmetic procedures they offer everything under the sun and never push you to do things. Highly recommended.
Take the Next Step
If you would like more information on any of these treatments or are wondering which one is ideal for your unique aesthetic goals, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Krauss Dermatology. Call us at 781-416-3500 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!