Fine Lines and Wrinkles

As much as patients try to avoid them, the signs of aging will eventually appear. Over time, the skin loses collagen, which can cause the skin to increase in laxity. This, in turn, results in the development of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. While patients may feel young, they can look older. Dr. Shelton offers patients a number of ways to turn back the hands of time and slow the signs of aging. Many of the solutions offered include:

Injectables

Injectables are the fastest, most affordable method of reducing the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The first type of injectable focuses on the muscles. Botox and Dysport keep muscles from contracting, thus smoothing the skin. They can also be used with dermal fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid and add volume directly to the lines and wrinkles. Typical dermal fillers used at our practice include Restylane, Juvéderm, Voluma, Belotero and Sculptra. All injectables can provide several months of a more youthful appearance and they should be touched up regularly to maintain the results.

Fraxel Laser

Laser skin treatments are another way to help stimulate collagen production and reduce the signs of aging. Fraxel Laser treatments are extremely popular for patients who are dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, as well as for those who are younger and want a more proactive approach to their skin care.

Plasma Resurfacing

Plasma skin resurfacing is a newer method of rejuvenating the skin. It has a high safety profile and allows patients to see dramatic results over time. Plasma treatments can assist in reversing some of the signs of aging while also slowing future concerns.

Dr. Shelton is dedicated to helping new and existing patients with plastic, laser and dermasurgery solutions to their skin and body. If you are interested in learning more about slowing the signs of aging and reducing the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles, one of the above solutions may be right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and find out more about the various methods of improving the texture, tone, and youthfulness of the skin.

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