No matter how well we care for ourselves, wrinkles will become a part of the natural aging process. That’s why experts have worked diligently to manufacture plenty of non-surgical wrinkle-reduction treatments at affordable prices. It can be challenging to know which treatment will be best for you as an individual, and that’s why here at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA, we have a wrinkle treatment for every patient out there on our comprehensive treatment list.
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You’ve most likely already heard of this treatment, as it gained traction with the public quickly after its FDA approval in 1989 and has maintained immense popularity ever since. The injectable treatment was initially approved to diminish even the most severe dynamic wrinkles, otherwise known as wrinkles that form over time from the repeated facial expressions we make.
Although the treatment was first focused on getting rid of crow’s feet and frown lines on the brow, patients have had great success treating other facial wrinkles as well. People have seen significant results using BOTOX® for forehead lines, neck bands, and even chin dimples.
How It Works
BOTOX® falls under the category of a neuromodulator or a substance that reduces muscle movement temporarily. This allows the treatment to tackle the source of the problem. Results with this treatment are swift and most people report seeing noticeable results one to two days after their treatment session. Most patients can enjoy their treatment results for upwards of four months before repeat sessions are needed.
If you have vertical wrinkles in between your eyebrows from squinting or frowning, this is the treatment for you. This treatment was approved by the FDA in 2009 for reducing even the most severe of these lines. Much like BOTOX®, it was discovered that Dysport® was effective at improving the appearance of virtually all facial wrinkles. Patients have had success with treating wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead using Dysport®.
How It Works
Just like BOTOX®, this treatment works by injecting a small amount of purified botulinum toxin just below your skin to target the muscles underneath. Dysport® is praised for its ability to thoroughly eradicate wrinkles without taking away the patient’s full range of facial expressions or making the patient appear frozen or stiff. Most patients see their results a few days after their treatment.
This brand has a bundle of injectable treatments to meet each patient’s unique needs and desires. At our practice, we offer JUVÉDERM®’s VOLUMA® XC, VOLLURE® XC, and VOLBELLA® XC treatments. VOLUMA® XC is FDA-approved for treating sunken or saggy cheeks associated with aging and skin laxity. VOLLURE® XC is a great option for those suffering from wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth, while VOLBELLA® XC can plump up and soften the skin around the lips.
How It Works
The patented formula of JUVÉDERM® fillers contains a hyaluronic acid-based solution that can seamlessly replace your body’s diminishing hyaluronic acid levels. Since the active ingredient in these treatments is a substance that the body already naturally produces, there’s no chance of any side effects or rejection. Hyaluronic acid’s job in the body is to help skin cells attract and retain moisture. This is why these fillers always produce youthful, natural-looking, and instantaneous results.
This injectable treatment has been approved for multiple uses including nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and any other wrinkles that form around your nose or mouth. Much like JUVÉDERM®’s collection, the main ingredient in Restylane® is its purified form of hyaluronic acid.
How It Works
Some wrinkle treatment options can plump up your skin and give it a youthful appearance through hyaluronic acid injections that help your skin retain moisture, and other treatments help increase your skin’s collagen production for better skin elasticity to remove wrinkles, but Restylane® can do it all. This is one of the longest-lasting wrinkle-eradication treatments on our list, as patients regularly see their results for up to a year and a half following their treatment.
Rather than focusing on the wrinkles themselves, this treatment digs deeper into the root of the problem and restores patients’ collagen levels. This is not only effective at getting rid of wrinkles initially, but it’s also a great long-term solution to keep wrinkles at bay. Younger skin doesn’t produce wrinkles, and that’s why Sculptra® aims to turn back the clock on our skin’s age.
How It Works
This treatment differs from others on the list because it focuses primarily on stimulating your body’s collagen production rather than using hyaluronic acid to tackle wrinkles. Collagen is the protein responsible for our skin’s elastic qualities, and we begin steadily losing the amount of collagen in our bodies after around the age of twenty. This collagen-focused treatment option will not only erase your wrinkles but it will also make your skin appear fuller and softer.
Wrinkle-Reducing Tips and Tricks
Protect Your Skin From the Inside
The foods you consume have a significant impact on the overall health of your skin, so it’s important to make soy and omega-3 fatty acids a regular part of your diet. An excellent source of these fatty acids can be found in certain types of fish such as salmon.
If you are a coffee drinker, consider cutting back. Better yet, you can replace your coffee habits with cocoa instead. Cocoa contains the antioxidants epicatechin and catechin which can help prevent sun damage and improve blood flow to the skin’s cells. Nothing ages your skin faster than smoking, so make plans to cut back or quit entirely if you can.
To the Outside
Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun by wearing sun hats, covering with clothes, or wearing broad-spectrum sunblock. Avoid squinting by always keeping a pair of sunglasses with you and getting your eyes checked regularly to ensure you don’t need reading glasses. Create and stick with a contentious skincare routine that clears your pores but be sure not to over-wash and strip your skin of its necessary oils.
Get in Touch
We chose to offer these particular wrinkle treatment options to our patients because of their widespread popularity, their superior quality, and their abundance of customer testimonials. If you are looking to become another success story for one of these wrinkle-eradication treatments, call us here at Ingrid E. Trenkle, MD in Redlands, CA and we’ll schedule your first appointment together!