If you live in Tampa, then it is likely that you have wrinkles or are getting wrinkles due to exposure to our lovely sun. However if you want to reduce wrinkles and look younger, there are many possible solutions available in the area. Wrinkles are inevitable but it is possible to reduce wrinkles without having surgery, and many men and women have found a way to look younger longer as a result.
Reduce Wrinkles with Laser Skin Resurfacing
One of the easiest ways to reduce wrinkles is with laser skin resurfacing. For those that are already starting to see the crinkles beginning to form, laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical solution to returning the skin to a smoother, younger version. Laser skin resurfacing works because it removes the outer layer of the skin and allows new skin cells to rise to the surface. The laser is very precise and uses concentrated beams of light to destroy the damaged skin tissue a layer at a time. This lets new skin cells form and this new layer gives the skin a tighter, younger appearance. Small wrinkles and even moderate lines are removed by the laser, as well as any blemishes or age spots. The results can be impressive and the skin will be much smoother when fully healed. For those that want to look younger, but are not ready to commit to facial surgery, laser skin resurfacing can be a perfect solution.
According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the results of laser skin resurfacing can mimic a facelift for patients that have minor to moderate facial ageing. “The laser can be very effective at reducing wrinkles and age spots while tightening the skin. This can help allow the patient to look noticeably younger but without having to undergo surgery. This means that there is little risk of any complications and certainly less downtime than with a facelift procedure.” With laser resurfacing, the new skin tissue contains more collagen than the damaged skin that was removed. One of the key benefits of laser skin resurfacing is that the new layer has more elastic tissue and will look healthier and more even as a result of the laser treatment.
Reduce Wrinkles with Dermal Fillers
Another way to reduce wrinkles without surgery is with the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane or other similar products. Dermal fillers are a way to fill in wrinkles from beneath the skin’s surface. Most of the fillers on the market today are made with hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance found in the skin. Dermal fillers replace the lost collagen and/or fat in our skin to smooth out the wrinkles in our skin. Different dermal fillers work on fine lines around the eyes or lips, or on deeper folds such as the nasolabial folds (marionette lines) that develop beside the mouth. The fine gel fillers can make little lines disappear for up to 3 to 6 months while the deep furrows can be filled with Radiesse which lasts for up to 18 months at a time. While not a permanent solution, dermal fillers act quickly without any downtime and offer a younger appearance without surgery.
Reduce Wrinkles with Botox or Xeomin
In some areas, the use of Botox or Xeomin is a great solution for reducing facial lines. Botox and Xeomin are neurotoxins that work by freezing the facial muscles that create the wrinkles under the skin. These injectable products are quick acting and work for up to 6 months before another injection is required. The best news is that these products can also stave off the formation of new wrinkles during the active phase. As with all fillers or injectable products, the key is to work with a well-qualified and experienced injector. These injectables need to be placed exactly in the skin or muscle tissue to be effective and to look natural. So it is imperative to have injections done in an accredited medical facility in order to insure the ultimate in safety and to get the best results.
If you are interested in reducing wrinkles and want to get more information on the either laser skin resurfacing or on injectables, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery of Tampa. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of expert plastic surgeon, Dominic M. Castellano, MD. Please contact us as (813) 975-3223 to schedule your free initial consultation or go to our website at www.EliteTampa.com for more information.