Wrinkles can start to make their first appearance as early as your mid-20s. While initially, they may only be visible when you make certain facial expressions, they will likely start to deepen over time. By your 40s and 50s, it’s more likely that wrinkles will be clearly apparent.
Many people seek to stave off the hands of time by investing in a solid skin care routine and using non-invasive treatments for wrinkle reduction. Specific therapies are known to provide wrinkle reduction, and in some cases, wrinkle removal.
Our dermatology center offers Clear + Brilliant and Emerge laser therapies for individuals seeking to restore a more youthful appearance to their aging skin.
What Are the Causes of Wrinkles?
Older adults may have told you when you were younger to stop making certain facial expressions because they lead to wrinkles. The advice your parents gave you is accurate: Making repeated facial expressions is one of the causes of wrinkles.
Smiling, furrowing your forehead, and raising your eyebrows can all lead to the development of wrinkles. However, before you decide never to make a facial expression again, remember that your face is how you express your feelings and emotions. And it’s not realistic to plan on spending the rest of your life with a permanent poker face.
Facial expressions aren’t the only causes of wrinkles. Other factors, including reduced collagen and hyaluronic acid production, contribute as well. Skin care products and serums containing collagen and hyaluronic acid may reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they can’t remove them.
The reduction of collagen and hyaluronic acid typically begins in the mid-20s. Studies show that our bodies produce 2% less collagen each year, starting at age 25. By age 45, your body will generate 40% less collagen than it did in your early 20s and teenage years.
Collagen is a protein that keeps the skin tough and supple. The reduced production of collagen results in thinner, saggier skin on the face and neck. Over time, less collagen results in more wrinkles.
Hyaluronic acid is another essential ingredient for keeping the skin voluminous and hydrated. Once the production of hyaluronic acid diminishes, people notice their faces appear thinner and take on a hollowed appearance.
Is Wrinkle Removal Possible?
Wrinkle removal is sometimes possible if the wrinkle has not set deeply into the skin. Laser treatments such as Clear + Brilliant and Emerge can effectively remove fine lines that have just begun to appear on the face. However, deeply set wrinkles often require more advanced surgical treatments, such as a facelift, to completely eliminate.
While wrinkle removal isn’t always possible, wrinkle reduction is. Clear + Brilliant and Emerge laser therapies effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and also address other common skin complaints such as melasma, hyperpigmentation, large pores, and acne scars.
How Can I Prevent Wrinkles?
An effective skin care routine is the best way to prevent wrinkles. Always wear sunblock when outside, and protect your face and decolletage if you decide to sunbathe.
Regularly washing your face with a cleanser appropriate for your skin is advised. Avoid using thick washcloths and face wipes, as they can disrupt your skin’s natural biome. Following your cleansing routine, use a toner and hydrating serum or cream to encourage skin cell turnover and hydration.
In addition to your skin care routine, you’ll want to adopt a healthy diet. Limit alcohol, and if you smoke, try to quit. Smoking commonly results in dull skin and dehydration, which can lead to wrinkles.
Finally, make sure that you get the required amount of sleep every night.
How Do Laser Treatments Reduce Wrinkles?
Laser treatments such as Clear + Brilliant and Emerge are excellent for wrinkle reduction and fine line removal.
Clear + Brilliant
The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment is FDA-approved to treat fine lines, diminish the appearance of pores, reduce hyperpigmentation, and improve overall skin tone. Clear + Brilliant uses a fractional laser, which means that the energy from the laser disperses with thousands of beams in the targeted area.
Clear + Brilliant creates tiny injuries to the skin, triggering the production of collagen and the body’s natural healing process. As the skin heals, the development of new skin tissue replaces older, damaged skin cells.
Patients often undergo several treatments spaced apart over a few months for the best results. Since this treatment is non-invasive, patients can return to their normal activities immediately afterward.
Emerge is another type of fractional laser therapy. Like Clear + Brilliant, Emerge uses tiny energy beams to cause micro-injuries to the underlying skin cells. As the body heals from the laser treatment, new skin cells form, resulting in an even skin tone.
Emerge is an effective wrinkle treatment for moderate to severe wrinkles. Patients often see a significant difference in the severity of their wrinkles following a few sessions with Emerge. The Emerge laser is also effective for diminishing age spots, treating acne scars, and providing skin rejuvenation.
Should I Choose Clear + Brilliant or Emerge for Wrinkle Reduction?
Every person’s skin care needs are different. Thus, if you are seeking an effective wrinkle removal treatment, it’s best to schedule a consultation with us to determine which solution is best for you. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your skin concerns and examine your face to determine the best treatment option.
Visit Gold Skin Care Center to Improve Your Wrinkles
Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN, offers laser treatments designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles and provide overall skin rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation with us today to find the appropriate solution for your skin care concerns.