Wrinkles may be a sign of character, but more often than not, are an unwelcome sign of aging. While most people want treatment of their wrinkles, they often times don’t have time for surgery and the downtime that accompanies it. Minimal to no downtime treatments are available to help improve pesky wrinkles. While these treatments may not be as dramatic as invasive surgical procedures, they are highly effective. Some of these treatments include:
Skin rejuvenation creams – Many great product are out there, but if you have to choose one, Dr. Jejurikar recommends TNS Essential Serum, made by SkinMedica. This product is a potent mixture of antioxidants, skin brighteners, and growth factors to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the overall tone and texture of skin.
Retinol creams – These creams are Vitamin A derivatives and are highly effective in improving the appearance of fine lines, aging and sun-damaged skin.
Lasers – Low down-time lasers, known as nonablative lasers, are highly effective in improving the early signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin. Clear + Brilliant is the newest laser from the Fraxel family of lasers; it’s a virtually no-down time laser designed for patients in their 20s and 30s. To learn more about this and other lasers, visit the EpiCentre laser technology page.
Botox and fillers – When injected into the muscles of the upper third of the face, Botox and Dysport blocking the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. The result is elimination of dynamic wrinkles and smooth skin. Results typically last from three to four months. Soft tissue fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm plump and smooth wrinkles to give the skin more volume; it’s particularly effective for marionette lines (nasolabial folds) and when used to plump the lips.