fine lines/wrinkles

Lone Tree, CO 80124

What they are

Wrinkling of the skin which can be determined by the depth of creasing it causes/makes. Fine lines tend to be superficial or mild, and form with facial movements, whereas wrinkles are deeper, in set, and static with or without movement.

Common Causes

  • Chronic sun damage– UVA/UVB sun exposure breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin. Once these fibers break down, the skin thins, loosens, and creates wrinkles full face
  • Facial expressions– constant facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, being surprised, or frustration over time causes wrinkles in the skin, it’s just inevitable! 
  • Aging– as we age, we produce less collagen and elastin that is responsible for keeping the skin plump, youthful and smooth
  • Lifestyle– smoking, especially, causes the skin to be more wrinkly. Other factors such as stress, unhealthy diet, and chronic dehydration can lead to worsening of wrinkles

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Different types of wrinkles

 

Dynamic– form when moving

static– constantly there

wrinkle folds– deeper wrinkles 

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How to treat fine lines/wrinkles

Anti-wrinkle injections:

Botox, or Botulinum toxin, injections are used to halt/relax certain muscles from moving. More commonly, these injections are used for the glabella (11’s), forehead, and around the eyes (with a few off-label areas too). Not only does Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Jeauvea help with dynamic wrinkles, or wrinkles that form from certain expressions, but they are a great preventative treatment that helps from forming in-set, or static, wrinkles that occur as we age. 

ResurFX:

This non-ablative fractional treatment aids in collagen/elastin production that helps to soften fine lines through full face resurfacing. ResurFX is especially beneficial for soft lines (instead of deeper wrinkles), because the laser beams penetrate into the second layer of skin, coagulating the tissue to allow for new, healthier tissue to grow. When healthier tissue is present, fine lines soften because there is more collagen and elastin. Depending on the individual’s line severity, 3-6 treatments are usually recommended with yearly maintenance. Works great in conjunction with botox and filler.

Dermal Filler

Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA) that is used to fill or plump lines and wrinkles. The most common areas that filler is used includes lips, cheeks, under eyes, temples, jawline, marionette lines, and lip lines. Filler can be used to help soften the appearance of in-set wrinkles/folds wile allowing for one’s natural appearance to remain balanced and youthful. 

RF Microneedling

Radio frequency (RF) microneedling is beneficial for fine lines and wrinkles because of the the 2-in-1 effect of collagen stimulation and radio frequency tightening. With these two effects combined into one treatment, RF microneedling works to create controlled wounds in the skin that signal a healing cascade for healthier collagen production, all while tightening the tissue too. A series of 3-6 treatments is usually recommended for fine lines and wrinkles in conjunction with botox and filler.

Regular Microneedling

Regular microneedling with FDA approved SkinPen is especially helpful for lessening the severity of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling causes controlled wounds to the skin that signal a healing cascade for the body to regenerate collagen and elastin fibers. When this new collagen is made, it helps to plump the skin and even out the depth of the wrinkles/lines. Depending on the individual’s severity, 3-6 treatments are recommended to see results!

*Of Note*

It is important to keep in mind that fine lines and wrinkles can be inset and severe, so this can be a life long condition. Ensure you go to a trained medical professional to get a proper diagnosis of your lines/wrinkles first. Without continual care, this condition will come back, and in most cases will continue to worsen. Also, aging is inevitable and no treatment is a permanent solution for lines/wrinkles, rather a guideline for keeping them at bay or bettering its severity. See a trusted provider for a complete, individualized treatment plan, just for you!

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