Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
A wrinkle is a line, crease or fold in the skin also called a rhytid. There are two types of face skin wrinkles:
There are two main causes of wrinkles:
There is no one single cure for wrinkles. Wrinkles treatment has to be customized for your facial skin and for the type of wrinkle that you have either static or dynamic wrinkles or both. Both types of facial skin wrinkles can be smoothed by laser resurfacing. However, dynamic lines such as frown lines, crow’s feet, and worry lines will return after laser resurfacing if they are not treated with Botox® or Dysport®.
The best way to prevent wrinkles is to protect your skin from the sun, prevent skin aging, and maintain young skin with medically proven anti aging skin care treatments. The following are the best wrinkle preventing steps that you can take:
The best most effective wrinkle treatment is combined laser resurfacing and Botox® or Dysport®.
Retin-A and other vitamin A derivative’s such as Tazorac® are the only wrinkle creams to be proven in controlled clinical studies to build collagen, reverse skin aging, reverse skin cancer changes, and remove fine wrinkles. Why would you use anything else? For patients who cannot tolerate Retin-A, Vitamin C serum is a great antioxidant and exfoliant and is well tolerated by sensitive skin.
No down time laser wrinkle removal refers to non-ablative fractional erbium laser resurfacing.
The preventative anti aging, anti wrinkle skin care treatments listed above are mostly comfortable enjoyable medspa treatments. Laser resurfacing can cause discomfort but topical anesthetic creams and in some cases oral medication can reduce this discomfort. Botox® and Dysport® injections when done with numbing cream and cold therapy are nearly painless.
Wrinkle removal treatments are safe when performed by certified medical professionals and doctors in a doctor’s office. You will also only find the most effective anti-wrinkle treatments under the care of a physician.
Wrinkle treatments that are effective and actually work are not inexpensive. Do not be fooled by Internet, TV, and newspaper that promise a magic wrinkle cure in a bottle. These advertisements are grossly misleading. Medical grade wrinkle removal in a physician’s office can cost as little as $100 for microdermabrasion, $400 for the best quality anti wrinkle cream kits, $350 for non-ablative laser treatments and up to $4000 for combined laser resurfacing.
Most wrinkle treatments do not require recovery time. However, ablative laser resurfacing or combined laser resurfacing typically requires 5-7 days for redness to go away if fractional erbium lasers are used.
Effective wrinkle cure requires the skin to form new collagen and elastin and this takes time. You will not begin to see your final result until 6 months after laser treatments, wrinkle creams, and the other anti-wrinkle treatments mentioned above. Improvement should continue for up to a year.
Effective wrinkle removal treatments require physician directed skin care. Board-certified plastic surgeons are the experts in wrinkle removal treatments.
Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists is a leading provider of anti-aging skin care treatments such as wrinkle removal. If you are interested in learning more about wrinkle removal treatments, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation today.