How to Get Rid of Face Wrinkles Without Surgery
A number of Americans develop facial wrinkles; however, the fact that wrinkles are common does not make them any more welcome. Generally caused by loss of skin elasticity and collagen due to the natural course of aging, wrinkles in the face can alter one’s appearance in several unwanted ways. For instance, they can cause the face to take on a perpetually tired, worried, or angry look. Regardless of their specific location (i.e., on the forehead, around the eyes, etc.), facial wrinkles can be a very stubborn and frustrating aesthetic concern.
Fortunately, Dr. Richard Zeff offers several potential solutions for facial wrinkles. While moderate to severe wrinkles may be best addressed by facial rejuvenation surgery, less pronounced wrinkles and skin laxity can often be mitigated with non-surgical injectables and laser procedures. Dr. Zeff can use these treatments to significantly reduce your wrinkles and restore a revitalized appearance to your face.
The non-surgical gold standards for dynamic wrinkles (which are caused by repetitive facial movements) are BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport®.Both of these injectables contain botulinum toxin, which can temporarily relax the muscles in the face to prevent them from contracting and causing wrinkles to form. BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport each provide results that can last up to six months. Our patients are typically delighted with the smoothing, rejuvenating, natural-looking effects provided by these injectables.
We also offer a number of dermal fillers. Like BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport, dermal fillers are injectables, but they function much differently. Rather than botulinum toxin, many of our dermal fillers, such as Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® XC, contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occuring substance in the human body that aids in keeping the skin hydrated. As such, dermal fillers can be extremely effective in the reduction of wrinkles, though the exact function of the product will depend on the brand, potency, and general type. For example, we carry the entire family of Restylane fillers, many of which (namely Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne) are designed to target deep wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and/or creases in the face. During your initial consultation, Dr. Zeff or one of his highly skilled injectionists can help you choose the dermal filler that can best meet your needs.
Finally, facial wrinkles can be treated with laser skin resurfacing. Dr. Zeff uses the latest laser technology to perform this procedure, which uses light energy to stimulate collagen production deep in the dermis. This advanced procedure can smooth and even wrinkles, lines, and other age-related blemishes, helping the face appear refreshed and healthy.
For more information about treatments for reducing facial wrinkles, contact our practice to schedule a consultation today!