Wrinkles are creases, folds or ridges in the skin. Most commonly, wrinkles appear as a person gets older.
Treatments for Wrinkles:
1. The Thread Lift is a procedure which rejuvenates, regenerates and improves the structure of the face without the need for surgery. The Thread Lift uses specialized threads which are introduced into the skin with a very fine needle to lift tissue and muscle and improve skin texture.
2. The threads used in the Thread Lift are made of soluble PDO (polydioxanone). PDO relaxes muscles and tendons, and also stimulates the neocollagenesis process, which encourages the production of new collagen in the skin. PDO also stimulates the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin, both of which are vital for keeping the skin looking plump and youthful.
3. The PDO thread is inserted into the skin through a very fine needle. Depending on the area to be treated, the thread is introduced into the skin itself, the subcutaneous fat, or the muscle. A lifted appearance can be seen immediately following the treatment; however, the results will improve in the following days and weeks as the PDO stimulates neocollagenesis, which in turn produces collagen. The overall texture of the skin is improved; it becomes thicker, tighter and firmer and fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away.
Laser wrinkle treatment affects from the outer layers to below the skin where wrinkles form. Short pulses of micro-fine laser light reach deeply into the skin's sub-layers, treating the aging support structure. Then the body's natural healing process sweeps away older, damaged tissue and rebuilds it with fresh, new collagen and elastin- the crucial building blocks of smooth, youthful skin.
Botox treatment involves injecting very small amounts of the purified toxin into the wrinkles. Within two or three days, the muscles that produce frown lines lose their ability to contract. The effect gradually decreases until muscles return to normal about six months after the treatment, which can then be repeated.
Fillers include a variety of natural and synthetic materials that can improve the soft tissues in the skin. This can improve wrinkles and provide volume to recessed areas of the skin. This is a relatively simple procedure that only requires an injection with effects readily seen.