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Wrinkles


Age Spots - Wrinkles

One of the most common cosmetic complaints in dermatology is wrinkles.  Over the years, people have used creams, scrubs, solutions, injections, peels, and lasers to treat wrinkles.  There are multiple effective treatments used today and the type of treatment used is determined by the type and cause of the wrinkle:

Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids

These are fine lines of the face that are associated with loss of elasticity.  They appear as fine lines that run parallel to each other and disappear as the skin is stretched transversely.  Sun exposure significantly worsens these types of wrinkles.  Sunscreen and sun avoidance are the best ways to prevent these wrinkles.  Topical creams such as Retin-A help maintain and restore collagen.  Skin tightening procedures such as Fraxel Re:Store, Fraxel Re:Pair, Ulthera, and Thermage are beneficial in reducing atrophic crinkling rhytids, and also help stimulate new collagen production.

Dynamic Wrinkles

These wrinkles result from repeated facial expressions that fold the skin.  Over time these dynamic folds become permanently etched into the skin.  Sun exposure can speed the development of these wrinkles.  Botox is excellent for treatment and prevention as it weakens the muscle contractions that form these lines.  Treatments such as Retin-A, Fraxel Re:Store, Fraxel Re:pair, and Thermage help to tighten the skin and increase collagen production, erasing lines that have already formed.

Skin Fold Wrinkles

These wrinkles form primarily in the lower face.  They run from the nose to the corners of the mouth and from the corners of the mouth down toward the chin.  Commonly known as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, these wrinkles tend to develop as the skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag and fold.  These wrinkles can be corrected temporarily with fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra. Skin tightening procedures such as Fraxel Re:Store, Fraxel Re:Pair, Ulthera, and Thermage also help to improve these lines by incrasing collagen production and tightening sagging skin.