As women age, many changes take place within the skin. A decreased production of collagen and elastin – the proteins responsible for structure, strength, and flexibility of the skin – often leads to loss of volume and shape. This creates loose or sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines and other visible signs of aging.
At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre in Guelph, Ontario, we offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments to erase wrinkles and restore smooth, soft skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how to effectively treat your wrinkles.
What Causes Wrinkles?
With all of the changes that a woman’s body undergoes throughout the aging process, the development of wrinkles on the forehead, eye, nose and mouth areas are often one of the first and most visible signs of getting older. Years of prolonged sun damage and smoking can also lead to the development of wrinkles.
Wrinkles around the eyes and mouth also become pronounced as a result of repeated facial expressions. Years of smiling and laughing create the dynamic muscle activity that plays a major factor in the appearance of wrinkles on the face.
One of the most common cosmetic conditions treated worldwide, wrinkles can cause your appearance to look prematurely aged and constantly tired or worn out. At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, we offer safe and effective wrinkle treatments for all skin types and conditions.
How are Wrinkles Treated?
When it comes to wrinkles, not all cases are alike. Wrinkles can be classified as static, dynamic, lines or creases, and the area they are located as well as the severity of the wrinkles are all essential in determining the best course of treatment.
Although there are several options to choose from, some of the most popular options are BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and the Fraxel® laser.
Derived from the botulinum toxin, BOTOX® is currently one of the most studied and most popular neuromodulators on the cosmetic market. BOTOX® works by direct injection into the face, temporarily blocking nerve signals from causing the underlying muscle activity that causes wrinkles. This effectively smooths the skin and relaxes your appearance.
Also an injectable treatment, dermal fillers are typically formulated with hyaluronic acid or other substances that are naturally found in and recognized by the body. While BOTOX® relaxes facial muscles, dermal fillers provide instant volume underneath the skin, plumping sagging areas and restoring natural contours to your face. At Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre, we mainly use Juvederm®, Voluma®, and Teosyal® for our dermal filler treatments.
Featuring fractionated technology, Fraxel® effectively treats wrinkles by stimulating the skin’s natural healing response. The laser creates microscopic holes in the skin that are invisible to the naked eye, promoting skin resurfacing as well as the production of new collagen to continue improving the skin over time.
During your consultation with our medical team, your individual condition and cosmetic goals will be assessed to determine which treatment most directly benefits your wrinkles.
Contact Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how to safely and effectively smooth away your wrinkles.