9 of the Best Wrinkle Remover Treatments
April 9, 2021 by VitalSkin Dermatology
You may love smiling, but you don’t always love the fine lines and wrinkles that can appear on your face as a result. As we age, facial expressions and the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin can result in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, making us look older than we feel.
Dermatologists have made some significant headway in terms of treating wrinkles, fortunately, and have developed multiple wrinkle remover treatments. Let’s take a look at the 9 best ways to remove wrinkles from your skin so that you look as vibrant as you feel.
1. Soft-Tissue Fillers
Soft-tissue fillers give dermatologists a quick and easy way to address wrinkles. Just like the name sounds, this treatment involves “filling” in wrinkles and troughs in the skin with dermatological fillers or restoring overall fullness to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Patients will see results immediately. Soft-tissue fillers contain a form of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. Results can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
Neuromodulators such as Botox actually work on the muscles underneath the skin, causing them to relax and release their tension on the skin, thus smoothing out the skin’s surface.
As with soft-tissue fillers, neuromodulators require little treatment time and patients can see immediate results.
3. Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is a topical treatment that works to smooth out and refine the appearance of skin. This wrinkle treatment will not necessarily get at deeper wrinkles, but it can improve the appearance of fine lines and the overall quality of the skin for a healthier and more youthful look.
Topical treatments such as chemical peels can serve as excellent supplementary treatments to more intensive procedures and are often part of regular, skin care maintenance.
4. Dermabrasion / Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion, like a chemical peel, refines the top layers of the skin to create a smoother and more youthful appearance and address fine lines. Dermabrasion is more intense, addressing more significant wrinkles. As a more aggressive treatment, however, it requires some recovery time, as patients can experience redness and bleeding.
5. Light Therapy
In light therapy, a laser is used to deliver heat to about three inches of the skin. This heat encourages the skin to engage in healthy cell production and also increases the healing process. This gives the skin an overall healthier and younger look, which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
7. Ultrasound Therapy
Ultrasound therapy works much in the same way laser/light therapy does, addressing the deeper layers of the skin to encourage cell production. It can take time for this cell production to take place with either treatment, so most patients will start seeing the most dramatic results two to six months after treatment. Multiple treatments are usually recommended for the best results.
8. Non-ablative Laser Resurfacing
Your dermatologist can also use non-ablative laser resurfacing to reduce the presence and appearance of wrinkles. This treatment involves the delivery of heat to eliminate old, pigmented cells and stimulate the skin into producing more collagen.
A significant upside of non-ablative treatment is that it addresses the deeper layers of skin without affecting the top layer. Recovery, as a result, is quick. Typically, patients need multiple sessions to see the most intense results.
9. Fat Transfers
Finally, fat transfers offer a more natural alternative to soft-tissue fillers. Rather than injecting a synthesized substance into the skin, in a fat transfer procedure, a dermatologist uses the patient’s own fat as the filler. Wrinkles may frustrate all of us eventually, but you don’t need to put up with them thanks to advances in dermatology. If you want to explore your own wrinkle removal treatment options, schedule an appointment today with a professional dermatologist. The road to smoother and more youthful skin is well within your reach.