Wrinkle Reduction 101

wrinkle treatmentWrinkles. As much as we would like to avoid them, they creep up on us when we least expect it. Many men and women begin to notice the visible signs of aging around the age of 40 to 45. After the initial horror of fine lines and wrinkles has occurred, it seems that the problem simply compounds on a yearly basis.

The bad news about wrinkles is that they are going to happen. The good news is that modern medicine has a number of ways to deal with this problem, and many of them do not involve surgery. The interesting news is that not all wrinkles are the same. For this reason, the treatment you seek matters.

The Basics of Facial Aging

Aging affects the face in some very specific ways. On the upper part of the face and around the eyes, we see dynamic wrinkles when we smile, frown, or squint. Dynamic wrinkles are those that we see, and then we don’t. We like dynamic wrinkles. They are a result of movement, and of muscle contractions.

Eventually, dynamic wrinkles become what are called static wrinkles. These lines and creases remain visible all the time, whether we are frowning or not, we may have a line or two between the brows that makes us look angry. Even when we are not laughing, those little laugh lines around the eyes are on display for the world to see. Static wrinkles, we don’t like them very much.

Solutions to the Different Types of Wrinkles

Patients who visit Sahara Medical Institute gain the benefit of our extensive training and knowledge regarding facial aging. Lines and wrinkles are, fortunately, easily treated. In most cases, mild to moderate lines and folds can be addressed with injectible solutions. Which solution we use will depend on whether we are correcting dynamic wrinkles that have become static wrinkles, or primary static wrinkles.

The concerns that develop around the eyes and brows can be minimized with Botox, which relaxes the tightness of muscles in these areas. On the lower areas of the face, around the nose, mouth, cheeks, and chin, dermal fillers can be applied to lift creases for a smoother, younger appearance. Finally, patients may also discuss Exilis treatment, which may address several signs of aging with radio frequency energy.

You deserve to feel like your best self, and we can help. Call Sahara Medical Institute in Las Vegas at (702) 823-5010.