Wrinkles are an inevitable consequence of growing older, but just like other signs of aging, they seem to affect some people at a younger age and to a greater degree than others. If wrinkles are making you feel down about the aging process, contact the team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa in La Jolla, California, for a range of options to reduce your wrinkles and help you look and feel more confident. Call the office today, or book an appointment online.
Over time, skin loses its youthful tautness and elasticity, which makes it looser and more prone to wrinkling. Some people are more likely to get wrinkles, especially where there is a family history of severe or premature wrinkling.
There are also several factors that can accelerate wrinkling and make wrinkles worse, most notably smoking and over-exposure to the sun. Fatigue causes shadows and lines under your eyes, and dehydration makes your skin feel dry and irritated.
Wrinkles tend to be worst on parts of your body that get the most exposure to the sun, such as face, neck, and hands. A range of treatment methods are available that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and the team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa specialize in finding the most suitable treatments for aesthetic conditions such as wrinkles.
There are many face creams and anti-wrinkle treatments on the market, and some do help improve fine lines and wrinkles. The ones that perform best in scientific studies are retinoid medication, alpha-hydroxy (AHA) fruit acids, and anti-oxidants.
Moisturizers improve the feel and softness of your skin, but there’s little good evidence to show they are effective for reducing wrinkles. If your wrinkles are getting you down, the most effective treatments are those provided by doctors such as those specializing in aesthetics, who practice at the La Jolla MedSpa.
The treatment you choose depends on whether you’re affected most by fine lines or deep wrinkles as well as how long you wish the effects to last.
Dermabrasion treatments remove the top layers of skin much like a sander on a piece of wood. Dermabrasion is effective, but it does carry potential risks such as scarring and skin changes, so make sure you consult a qualified expert.
Botox injections fill wrinkles and relax the muscles responsible for frown lines, and are among the most popular treatments. One course of injections lasts several months, so although it isn’t a permanent solution, it does solve the problem for a while.
Laser resurfacing machines encourage production of collagen, the natural substance your body makes that helps your skin stay plump and firm. PicoSure® is a laser resurfacing tool that the team at La Jolla Laser MedSpa uses with excellent results. Call the office now to make an appointment, or use the online booking form.