Wrinkles and fine lines are a nearly universal problem that most people experience as they get older. These features can be frustrating for the people who develop them. Fortunately, there are now a number of simple, easy, and effective cosmetic treatments that can help patients get the youthful look they desire without the need for extensive surgery, discomfort, or downtime.
The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center is committed to providing patients in the Montgomery, Remington, Highpoint, Sixteen Mile, Sharonville, Kenwood, Milford, Covington, and Cincinnati areas of Ohio with a broad range of effective solutions to cosmetic concerns. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.
How do they Form?
Unfortunately, wrinkles and fine do not have a single, simple cut-and-dry cause. Some of their causes are preventable, while others are an all but inevitable part of life. Aging is the leading contributing factor to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Over time, fat in the deeper layers of the skin begins to diminish, causing the skin to lose volume and support. This loss of support loosens the skin, making it more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
Exposure to UV light can exacerbate and speed up the normal aging process. UV light breaks down structural proteins like collagen and elastin, both of which are an important part of maintaining skin fullness. As these proteins are broken down, the skin loses its support and begins to sag, causing fine lines and wrinkles to form in the area.
Habitual activities like smoking and drinking can also affect how quickly wrinkles and fine lines form. This is because these activities cause changes in the flow of blood to the skin, preventing it from receiving the healing growth factors it needs to thrive.
How are they Treated?
While wrinkles and fines can be difficult to live with, there are fortunately a broad range of cosmetic treatments available today to correct them. These include:
- BBL Therapy
- Chemical Peel
- Clear and Brilliant
- Dermal Fillers (Bellafill, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra)
- Photodynamic therapy
- Venus Viva
These treatments are able to address a broad range of fine lines and wrinkles of different sizes and severities. Because there is no one-size-fits-all approach to correcting these facial features, it’s vital that patients schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Shalini Gupta before beginning treatment. During this appointment, Dr. Gupta will take into account the condition of your skin and your unique cosmetic goals in order to decide which treatment will work best for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about any of our treatments for wrinkles and fine lines, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.