In our previous blog post, we talked about some of the leading causes of wrinkles. These include sun exposure, aging, smoking, and repeated facial expressions. As we age, our skin naturally loses its elasticity and strength. This can lead to fine lines becoming more permanent and pronounced over time. If you are hoping to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging on your skin, it’s time to contact Become MedSpa! Read on to learn more about some of the top techniques and procedures you can try in order to see smoother, younger-looking skin.
Laser and Light Source Treatments
In laser resurfacing treatments, we use a laser beam to destroy the outer layer of skin. During this process, the beam also heats up the underlying skin, which stimulates new collagen fiber growth. As the skin begins to heal, it is replaced with smoother and tighter skin. Keep in mind that it can take a few months for the skin to fully heal should you choose ablative laser resurfacing. Some risks include scarring, lightening, or darkening of skin.
However, there are nonablative laser resurfacing treatments that have a much shorter healing time and fewer risks. These treatments are great for those with moderate wrinkles, as the results are more subtle. This laser treatment needs to be repeated more often than ablative treatments.
A great option for lasting results is a chemical peel! Your technician applies an acid to the affected areas of your skin, which burns the outer skin layer. This works to remove age spots, freckles, and wrinkles. However, it can take a few treatments to see truly dramatic results. Also, the redness from a chemical peel can last a few weeks.
This process uses exfoliation of the outer layer of skin with a rotating brush referred to as planing. Planing removes the skin’s surface so that a new layer can grow in its place. This can lead to redness, scabbing, and some swelling that will last a couple weeks. It may take a few months to see full results.
Microdermabrasion works like dermabrasion, but it only removes a fine layer of skin. It usually require several treatments in order to see significant results. After a microdermabrasion treatment, you might notice a slight redness or stinging on the areas you treated. These results are modest, the the procedure works to remedy other skin concerns as well.
Botulinum toxin type A, otherwise known as Botox, is a common and safe injection that can help smooth the appearance of fine lines. When injected in smaller doses, the Botox prevents your muscles from contracting. When your muscles do not contract, the skin appears to be smoother with fewer wrinkles. Botox works quite well on lines between the eyebrows and across the forehead. Crow’s feet at your eye corners can also be smoothed with a Botox injection. These results are seen quickly, and they last about three to four months. You will need repeat injections to maintain the results.
Soft Tissue Fillers
These fillers include fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. They can be injected into deeper wrinkles in order to smooth and plump any areas that need attention. You might have some swelling, redness, and bruising in the area afterward, but these are all temporary. Like Botox, this procedure will likely need to be repeated every few months.
This procedure uses several devices that all use heat in order to tighten your skin. This treatment is non-invasive, but the results are usually quite modest and will develop slowly over four to six months. There is no recovery time needed.
A face-lift is an invasive surgery that involves removing excess skin and fat in your lower face and neck while tightening the muscles underneath. These results last for about five to 10 years, but the healing times can be quite lengthy after this procedure. Both swelling and bruising are visible for weeks after the procedure.
Contact Become MedSpa
We do not offer all of these treatments, but we do offer quite a few! If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you bring out the beauty of your skin, reach out to us today! We look forward to helping you feel more confident and wrinkle-free!