What are my non-surgical treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles?

Aging, genetics and environmental factors all contribute to the appearance of skin and the lines and wrinkles that we dread as we age. There are a variety of treatments for fine lines and wrinkles that don’t require going under the knife. Read on for the most effective non-surgical treatments to erase and minimize fine lines and wrinkles.

Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peels

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that consists of using a handheld device to gently exfoliate the skin to reduce the signs of aging. It’s ideal for treating a dull complexion, uneven skin tone or texture, age spots and more. Chemical peels are another popular treatment that can reduce the number of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, brighten your complexion and smooth out skin. A chemical peel treatment consists of a chemical solution that varies in strength depending on your skin concerns and condition. The highly concentrated exfoliant is applied to the skin, causing the skin to exfoliate and peel away dry, dull skin cells. The result is smoother, less wrinkled skin. Follow-up treatments for microdermabrasion and chemical peels are necessary to retain the smoother skin and glowing complexion.

Laser Treatments

BBL™ broadband light technology is a non-invasive, gentle procedure that utilizes the power of pulsed light to treat fine wrinkles, age and sun spots, small facial veins and other types of skin blemishes. This results in smoother, more vibrant skin with a more youthful appearance. It works by delivering light energy to gently heat the upper layers of the skin. The heat will stimulate skin cells to generate new collagen, which restores skin to its natural beauty. Depending on their skin condition, patients typically need 2-5 treatments at 2-4 week intervals for desired results.

Injectables

Injectables are nonsurgical options that are surging in popularity due to great results with little to no downtime. Botox® is an FDA-approved injection treatment that smooths wrinkles by relaxing muscles in the face that cause moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Results last up to four months. Juvederm® is an FDA-approved dermal filler that can smooth wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose and restore a youthful volume to the face. Results typically last up to nine months.

There are many things you can do to reduce the appearance or formation of fine lines and wrinkles, and to maintain results from any treatment. When you’re out in the sun, use a sunscreen with adequate SPF, and wear a hat or protective clothing to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, minimize stress and avoid smoking.

To learn more about treatment options based on your skin concerns and develop a plan that works best for you, schedule a consultation with Advanced Dermatology Associates, P.A., call (973) 243-2500 today.

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