As people age, their skin loses volume and thins out, which leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. If that’s not bad enough, UV rays, dehydration, and muscle spasms can contribute to even more fine lines, leaving your skin looking older than it is. If you have wrinkles and folds you would like to smooth out, you need a treatment that specifically targets the underlying cause and can treat it effectively. Here are a few of the most effective anti-aging treatments that will treat fine lines and wrinkles and prevent them from forming in the first place.
How does the SilkPeel™ Dermalinfusion™ differ from traditional microdermabrasion treatments? Both are designed to remove a portion of the skin, but the SilkPeel is far more consistent and can do a lot more than just strip away the dead skin. This type of microdermabrasion also stimulates new cell growth, triggers collagen production and tightens the skin. And unlike traditional technologies, it doesn’t use abrasive tips or crystals to remove particles of the skin. Instead, it uses a diamond tip head that evenly abrades the skin to exfoliate and deliver topical solutions to the source. The result is an instant improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, as well as acne-prone skin.
The most popular method to treat wrinkles and fine lines is Botox. In fact, millions of people all across the world are using it today. What makes Botox the number one choice? In only 15 minutes or less, you can be in and out of the office with little to no downtime. Results can last up to six months depending on your age and the condition of your skin, but it can take anywhere from one week to one month to see the full effects of the treatment. This effective and non-invasive treatment simply injects a purified protein into the skin to block muscle contractions, which helps to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines. Botox also has the power to stop new wrinkles from forming if you start the treatments early enough.
It’s always nice to have options. And when it comes to injections that treat muscle spasms that cause wrinkles, you have even more options now than just Botox. Take Dysport for example. This innovative treatment is similar in nature to Botox but differs in a number of areas, including the treatment area, potency, and results. The main difference is that Dysport is only designed to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between your eyebrows and is not approved to treat forehead lines or crow’s feet, whereas Botox can treat a number of areas. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it doesn’t perform as well. Dysport outshines its rival when it comes to results, and unlike Botox, it only takes a few days to produce those results. In a number of studies, Dysport proved to be superior over its competition.
Another option you can try to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles is dermal fillers. These fillers are designed to be injected beneath the surface of the skin to soften static wrinkles, plump up the skin and enhance shallow areas. Where they differ from Botox and Dysport is that they add fullness to an area that has lost volume or is sagging, where the others relax the muscles that cause expression lines when squinting, smiling and frowning. Dermal fillers can also create a more natural appearance because they trigger your own natural collagen production to tighten and smooth the skin. Best of all, they can last up to 18 months, providing you with long-lasting youthful-looking skin.
At the end of the day, getting the best results depends on choosing the right treatment for your skin condition, skin type and age. Since each of these treatments are designed to treat different signs of aging, it’s important that you speak with a skincare professional to determine your individual needs and expectations. Our team at the Ottawa Vein and Cosmetic Medical Clinic can help you look your best with any of these above-mentioned treatments. Contact us today and we’ll set up your first consultation.