Wrinkle Reduction: What To Expect From Different Treatments

Wrinkle Reduction: What To Expect From Different Treatments

Wrinkles can be a sign of aging skin, but they can also occur as a result of sun damage or naturally expressive features. At Timeless Laser & Skin Care, we offer a wide variety of treatments to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles because we recognize that every situation is different.

Through our wrinkle reduction consultations, we can design a treatment plan that is as unique as you are. We may recommend a variety of treatments from neuromodulators and dermal fillers to laser resurfacing treatments and microneedling. We offer all of these services and more at our skin care center in Westlake, OH.

What Causes Lines And Wrinkles? 

As we age, our skin stops producing as much collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins that promote skin elasticity and firmness. This reduction happens at a rate of around 1% per year after you reach adulthood. After some time, fine lines can develop around the mouth and eyes and skin can begin to sag under the eyes and along the jawline. A combination of sun exposure, genetics, and lifestyle factors can also contribute to the early development of these signs of aging.

Botox® Treatments

Botox and other neuromodulators are helpful for targeting a specific type of wrinkle on the face called dynamic wrinkles. These are wrinkles that are formed when you make repetitive facial movements such as smiling or frowning, causing the skin to fold in the same location over and over again. By the time you reach your 30s or 40s, you may begin to notice horizontal wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet, or frown lines in between your eyebrows. 

Botox is an injectable medication that targets the muscles surrounding these deep dynamic lines. Once injected into the desired muscle, it blocks the signals that cause muscular contraction. As a result, the muscle remains relaxed even when you smile or raise your eyebrows. This can help your skin to stay smooth and unwrinkled while allowing for natural expression and movement in the face. 

What To Expect

Botox injections are given with a fine needle in multiple different locations depending on the area you are having treated. Typically, Botox can be used to effectively treat crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines, and these areas can be targeted during one quick session. 

Botox treatments are minimally invasive and involve no downtime. Results typically last for three to six months, and regular treatments can help maintain a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are another good option for those looking for wrinkle reduction treatments. These injectable gels are made from hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible materials that help restore volume to the skin. HA-based fillers like Juvederm® and Belotero® can provide a smooth, natural-looking result that can be enjoyed right away. Radiesse® uses calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres to stimulate collagen production for long-lasting improvements. Each filler offers unique benefits, and our expert team will help determine the best wrinkle or fine line treatments for you.

What To Expect

When you arrive to be treated with dermal fillers, you can expect a fast and easy process. We can minimize discomfort through the use of laughing gas and topical anesthetic. Many dermal fillers also include lidocaine, which can also help reduce any pain during injections. Depending on the type of dermal filler used, you can enjoy your results anywhere from six months to two years after injections.

SmartSkin® CO2 Fractional Laser

The SmartSkin® CO2 Fractional Laser is a cutting-edge wrinkle reduction and skin resurfacing treatment that harnesses the power of laser energy to stimulate collagen production and enhance the skin’s overall texture. This innovative technology helps to address a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven pigmentation. By promoting the natural regeneration of collagen, the SmartSkin® CO2 Fractional Laser can restore a more youthful and radiant complexion.

What To Expect

The fractional laser approach allows for small pinprick areas to be treated while leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. This results in a much shorter downtime than fully ablative lasers. With the SmartSkin CO2 laser, you can choose between separating your treatment into two or three sessions with a shorter downtime each session, or do one treatment and have a slightly longer downtime.

Laser Genesis

Laser Genesis is a fast 15-minute treatment that can help smooth away lines and wrinkles. The Cutera Xeo and Cutera Excel V devices are designed to penetrate through your skin, affecting deeper tissues to stimulate collagen production without damaging the surface of the skin. This laser treatment can be used in patients of many different skin types and tones and can provide skin rejuvenation and skin tightening that can continue to improve the more treatments you have. 

What To Expect

This skin rejuvenation treatment is a relaxing and pain-free treatment. You may feel some warmth and tingling during each session, but these sensations are not uncomfortable. Patients often see a gradual and cumulative increase of wrinkle reduction results from Laser Genesis, and it can make your skin more vibrant with little to no downtime.

Lutronic Genius RF Microneedling

Another anti-aging treatment is our RF microneedling using the Lutronic Genius device. Microchannels created by tiny needles stimulate collagen production while radiofrequency energy provides a boost of skin tightening. 

What To Expect

During treatments you may feel warmth from the RF energy and scratching from the needles. To limit discomfort, we can use topical numbing cream. This treatment for fine lines and wrinkles is designed to enhance the skin’s natural healing process, so your skin may have a flushed appearance after treatment. Following the procedure, you can expect to see improvements in skin texture and a reduction in fine lines within several weeks as the collagen remodeling process takes effect.

Wrinkle Reduction Treatments In Westlake, OH

If you are beginning to see wrinkles on your face, there are many different ways to address this concern. We would love to talk to you about all the wrinkle reduction options we offer at Timeless Laser & Skin Care. Call us today at (888) 439-6219 for services in Westlake, OH, or contact us online.