Are fine lines and wrinkles a problem for you? Whether you have fine lines or deep wrinkles, there are several treatments on the market that can help improve the look of your skin. But what are some of the best treatments available for fine lines and wrinkles.
Why you get wrinkles
The skin starts to sag over time due to factors such as age, gravity, and the decline in collagen. The loss of collagen is one of the major contributors to the aging of the skin. Collagen is a protein that helps the skin remain firm, plump, and youthful. However, the integrity of the collagen in the skin diminishes with age, causing the skin to become thin and lose elasticity. This results in wrinkles, lines, and creases to appear.
Best treatments for fine lines and wrinkles
If you are looking for a non-surgical way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, there are a couple of laser treatments available that can give you very good results. The Halo hybrid fractional skin resurfacing treatment, and the Ultherapy skin tightening treatment are excellent options.
Halo Hybrid fractional laser for fine lines and wrinkles
The Halo hybrid fractional laser treatment is one of the most effective ways to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It combines ablative and non-ablative technology to repair damaged skin, and boost overall skin health. This reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and leaves the skin gorgeous and glowing.
How the Halo works
The Halo is essentially two lasers in one, as it has an ablative (2940nm) wavelength, and a non-ablative (1470nm) wavelength. Because of this, the laser takes a unique approach to skin resurfacing, as it targets both the outer and deeper layers of the skin simultaneously.
The ablative wavelength treats the outermost epidermal layer, getting rid of the, damaged tissue on the surface of the skin. As new cells regenerate, the skin is noticeably smoother and tighter, so fine lines and wrinkles are minimized. At the same time, the non-ablative wavelength emits pulses of energy below the skin that heat up the dermis, which leads to the production of fresh, new collagen. Since collagen makes the skin plumper and firmer, this also helps soften wrinkles and fine lines.
In addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, the dual-wavelength Halo laser can also improve sun damage, scars, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores.
Most patients need 1-2 Halo treatments to achieve the necessary improvements. Sessions are spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
If you are looking for a fast, effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles with minimal post-treatment downtime, the Halo hybrid fractional laser treatment may be the right option for you. The Halo is suitable for most skin types.
Ultherapy for fine lines and wrinkles
Ultherapy is an FDA cleared skin tightening procedure that lifts and tones the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles on the face and décolletage. Ultherapy uses clinically proven ultrasound energy to heat the deep structural support layers of the skin, producing dramatic facial rejuvenation results for patients that are not yet ready for a facelift (read more).
How Ultherapy works
The focused ultrasound energy treats the deep foundation under the skin, which is the area usually targeted during surgery. The heat generated stimulates collagen production, and the increased supply of collagen leads to the gradual lifting and tightening of the skin in areas such as the brows, under the chin, and neck. It also minimizes lines and wrinkles on the décolletage.
Ultherapy has a unique feature known as ultrasound imaging, which allows the surgeon to see the tissue layers that are being treated. This ensures that the energy is deposited in the areas where they will make the most difference.
Downtime is minimal with Ultherapy as the technology does not disrupt the surface layer of the skin.
Some initial improvement can be seen immediately after Ultherapy treatment, but final results usually take 2-3 months to be seen.
Are you ready to erase those fine lines and wrinkles?
If you are in the Washington DC area, contact Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD, to learn more about the best treatments for fine lines and wrinkles.
Call (301) 234-7669 today to set up a consultation.