For thousands of years, people have been searching for the secret to stopping fine lines and wrinkles. Well, the secret is, there is not just one secret. Stopping or treating wrinkles requires a combination of skin care treatments. Having a good daily skin care routine is very important, but there are a few treatments that stand out from the rest in getting fast results when trying to get rid of wrinkles.
The number one treatment for fighting wrinkles is Botox! The best time to start using Botox is when you start noticing line and wrinkles. For many people this is sometime in their mid to late 20’s. Lines in the forehead and around the eyes may be very fine lines at this point but the sooner you start treating your wrinkles, the better they will look later in life. Botox is very safe when done by an experienced injector. The treatment typically last 4 to 5 months, however everyone responds differently and some people report getting it less frequently, with great results.
Another very common and effective wrinkle treatment is dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are used to plump areas that have experienced volume loss. Areas such as the laugh lines around the mouth, the crease in the chin and even the cheeks, lose volume as we age. Dermal fillers act to replace the collagen that was lost in those areas. An experienced injector can precisely fill in the lines of the nasolabial folds, add volume to the cheek bones and fill pockets under the eyes that have lost volume. There are a variety of fillers that are used in different areas of the face for different reasons. Typically, fillers last 9 months to a year, however there are some that last several years. Dermal fillers are very safe and can take years off of your face in just a few minutes.
Fine lines on the face are a whole different situation than the deeper lines treated with Botox and fillers. Fine lines age us by making our skin look crepey and by causing our makeup cake, making the lines look even worse. There are a variety of things that can be helpful to keep those fine lines at bay, like fractional laser resurfacing, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments, microneedling, medical-grade facial peels and topical treatments like retinols and Retin-A. At The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we create a customized treatment plan for each patient with the goal being glowing, healthy-looking skin.
If you are ready to get rid of your wrinkles, schedule a free consultation with one of our skin care experts.