As years pass, we tend to see intensification in fine lines and wrinkles. The answer as to why it happens? Our skin becomes increasingly lax due to environmental factors (think smoking and sun damage) and, quite simply, sagging skin and lines tend to happen to everyone as they age. As board certified dermatologists, we at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta (DAA) have spent our careers developing skincare routines to upkeep and restore healthy and youthful skin. Wrinkle treatments can be more than just aesthetic–they can help you restore the confidence and vivacity of youth.
DAA offers multiple wrinkle treatments to fit your unique skincare needs, to be administered in single treatments or approached in a combined technique (for example, we may combine facial fillers with regular chemical peels). Many of our patients choose cosmetic injections as their treatment of choice as there is minimal downtime or risk. Cosmetic injections such as Botox® and Dysport® can be beneficial for individuals who need smoothing around the eyes and brow, where fine lines from expressions are common. Facial fillers including Juvéderm® and Restylane® can restore areas of facial volume loss, such as in the cheeks or lips. Facial rejuvenation treatments aren’t forever, but generally last between four and twelve months, depending on the specific filler, before the treatment can be repeated.
Our specialized laser treatment center, the Laser Institute of Georgia, has services that can also provide noticeable results for wrinkle reduction. Popular treatments among our patients include the Fraxel® and DOT lasers, which can safely address more problematic wrinkles and age spots through tiny perforations that prompt the body’s wound-healing response to encourage the emergence of younger looking skin. Due to the deeper delivery of laser procedures for wrinkles, patients may experience mild swelling and redness for a few hours to several days after treatment. Most patients will need to undergo multiple laser sessions for optimal results depending on your skin and type of laser used.
We also offer various systems that take different approaches to skin tightening including Exilis, Ultherapy®, and newly added Infini™. Exilis uses thermal energy to help decrease skin laxity and the appearance of wrinkles and is ideal for individuals who have sagging skin around the forehead, eyebrows and under the chin. Ultherapy® is unique as it uses ultrasound technology and can address sagging eyebrows and neck skin without the downtime of traditional facial rejuvenation surgery. Infini™ uses 3-dimensional technology to maximize wrinkle reduction by specifically targeting areas of the skin with precise coagulation.
Our physicians can identify and recommend what wrinkle treatments can best accommodate your skincare goals during an in-office consultation. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment. For more dermatology news and information follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.