When you’re lucky enough to grow older, you’re undoubtedly also unlucky enough to develop fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging that don’t match the way you feel inside. You aren’t ready for or don’t want a facelift or other plastic surgery, so what do you do?
Even the highest quality skincare won’t erase fine lines that have been ingrained over time. But we now have many minimally invasive products and technologies that take years off your face without a nick or a stitch.
At Specialists in Dermatology, our expert dermatologists also offer cosmetic and aesthetic services at our offices in The Woodlands, Texas, and Houston, Texas. We recommend noninvasive anti-aging therapies like dermal fillers, neurotoxins, and chemical peels.
How can you get rid of your fine lines without surgery or downtime? Below are our recommended methods.
A chemical peel is a wonderful way to instantly rejuvenate your skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. After analyzing your skin, we select an appropriate strength of acid for your peel.
Chemical peels remove the dulling epidermis layer of your skin, sloughing away old skin cells and debris. After your peel, a fresh new layer of skin is revealed, which is free of lines caused by dead skin and damage.
Monthly chemical peels don’t just remove fine lines from the surface of your skin. They also stimulate wound healing in the inner layers of the skin, which results in neocollagenesis — the production of new collagen. Collagen is a protein that helps support your skin so that it doesn’t collapse and develop fine lines and wrinkles.
Neurotoxins such as Botox® and Dysport® get rid of fine lines in the upper face and forehead by paralyzing the muscles that make them. These simple injections take effect within hours to days so that the muscles you use to raise your brows, squint, or frown relax.
Once the underlying muscles relax, the skin does, too. Frown lines fade or disappear. Forehead furrows smooth out. And crow’s feet or bunny lines disappear. Botox and Dysport usually last about four months before you need a touch-up.
Dermal fillers take care of fine lines around the mouth or in other areas that neurotoxins can’t treat. The dermal fillers Restylane® and Juvéderm® are made of a gel that contains hyaluronic acid (HA).
Your body naturally makes HA to retain moisture in your skin and keep your joints lubricated. However, over time, your skin stops making HA, which may lead to skin that looks and feels dry and thin.
Depending on your needs, you can go beyond treating fine lines and wrinkles with the HA fillers. We also use them to fill in more intense wrinkles and folds, such as those around your mouth and nose (i.e., marionette lines and nasolabial folds), and to recontour areas of lost or deficient volume.
In addition to treatments to remedy fine lines without surgery, we recommend preventive care. We only use high-quality skincare products that are formulated to your skin type without irritating additives, such as fragrances or colors.
You should also be diligent with limiting sun exposure. Always wear a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 when outdoors. Regular visits to your dermatologist also ensure that issues are addressed early when they’re easier to treat.
Give your skin the care and treatments it needs to stay smooth and youthful by contacting us for a fine line treatment by phone or online form today. If you’re in The Woodlands or Houston, Texas, area, there’s a Specialists in Dermatology office near you.