Reduce the Look of Wrinkles and Lines
What is a wrinkle? What can I do to prevent wrinkles? How can I get rid of wrinkles? Men and women in Vancouver, BC ask about wrinkle treatments all the time and what are the most effective treatments for wrinkles and fine lines.
A wrinkle is basically a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. A wrinkle forms as we age and can be due to many factors. As we age the skin becomes less elastic, weaker and thinner. The fat layers under the skin lose volume and the muscles get smaller. In addition gravity and muscles play their part on the skin causing wrinkles.
Fine lines and wrinkles – dynamic wrinkles
Thin fine lines are the result of a lot of activity n the muscles of facial expression acting on aging skin. Fine Lines and wrinkles tend to be seen around the eye area and are also known as “crows feet”. They are also seen in the lip lines and on the forehead.
Coarse wrinkles – static wrinkles
Broad, deep wrinkles are associated with skin aging quickly from sunlight ( known as photoaging) and also smoking as well as general aging. Coarse wrinkles can develop anywhere on the face but are usually seen as cheek wrinkles, forehead wrinkles and neck wrinkles.
Folds and grooves – combination wrinkles
As we age the fat layer under the skin thins and causes a loss of volume in the face. The skin drops down as a result of this and of gravity and wrinkles, folds and grooves can be seen in areas such as the nasolabial folds and marionette folds. These wrinkles are also affected by muscle activity.
TREATMENTS FOR WRINKLES
Wrinkle treatments range from skin care for very fine lines, hydration of the skin to Fractioned CO2 Resurfacing and Ultherapy.
Tretinoin or Retin A is a prescription cream that is used in conjunction with skin care creams such as Alyria, Prescribed Solutions, Swiss TEC or Obagi Nu Derm to increase cell turnover in the skin and helping to combat the wrinkles and fine lines at the top layers of the skin. Using skin care creams is an essential part of wrinkle therapy as maintenance and ongoing treatment.
BOTOX COSMETIC is a wrinkle treatment that is very widely used. It works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic lasts 3-4 months and is used for facial wrinkles around the eyes, forehead wrinkles as well as around the lip areas. Botox Cosmetic is also used in the frown lines between the eyes.
VOLUMIZERS AND FILLERS are injectable products that are used to correct wrinkles by injections into the skin. The most common products used are hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Juvederm family of fillers, Restylane and Perlane, Teosyal, Ovita as well as other products that are less commonly known. In addition, there are fillers that we call collagen builders such as Radiesse and Sculptra. These fillers work by building your own collagen over time decreasing the wrinkling in the skin. At BC Laser we use a wide range of volumizers and fillers in wrinkle treatments. Dr Shah is a very experienced injector and is able to offer a wider range of services for injectable fillers.
THERMAGE CPT is used to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. This latest version of Thermage is the most comfortable treatment to date with proven results.
ULTHERAPY BY ULTHERA is used to tighten skin as well and to build new collagen from the inside out. It is a no downtime procedure that uses deep ultrasound to combat wrinkles on the face and neck areas.
FRAXEL is a treatment for wrinkles that has no downtime and requires 4 to 6 treatments over a period of weeks.
FRACTIONATED CO2 RESURFACING is similar to Fraxel treatments but is a one time treatment as opposed to many treatments.
At BC LASER and SKINCARE CLINIC our wide range of services mean that we can combine treatments to help you achieve the best results for treating wrinkles in Vancouver, Surrey, White Rock, Delta, Langley and Coquitlam BC. To book your appointment with our clinic call 604 580 2464 to begin your path to wrinkle free skin without surgery.