Diverse procedures in New York City to treat various types of fine lines and wrinkles

Since not all lines and wrinkles are created the same way and have the same features, Dr. Ron Shelton offers many non-invasive and minimally-invasive techniques and technologies to treat fine lines and wrinkles in New York City. His patients do not need to undergo invasive surgical procedures to finally see the results that eluded them with “anti-aging” creams, serums, and other products.

What causes fine lines and wrinkles?

Age-related changes run the spectrum. On one end of the spectrum are fine lines and wrinkles, which require little to no makeup for coverage. On the other end of the spectrum are severe wrinkling, numerous lines, and folds that can’t be covered with makeup.

The epidermis is the upper and outer layer of skin. Underneath this superficial layer resides the dermis. It supports the skin and is 10 to 40 times thicker than the epidermis. The dermis is partly made of collagen. This protein gives skin its firmness and structure. A decrease in collagen production contributes to a decrease in the thickness of this inner layer.

Changes within the layers of the epidermis are also responsible for fine lines and wrinkles. The epidermis contains natural moisturizers – water soluble compounds. These compounds help the outermost layers of the epidermis stay hydrated despite exposure to the elements. Excessive unprotected exposure to Ultraviolet rays from the sun and tanning beds, smoking and other environmental factors, can speed up these age-related changes. In turn, you may develop lines and wrinkles before your time.


Dermal fillers can replenish those natural substances that give your skin its moisturized and youthful appearance. Many popular dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA). Once the HA-based gel is injected into the skin via a fine needle, it brings water to the skin’s surface. Lines and wrinkles appear less obvious on moisturized skin. HA-based fillers also behave like an inflated cushion to plump up structures and tissues. This plumping also has a smoothing effect on the wrinkles and folds. Some fillers actually stimulate the production of collagen. Dramatic results are achieved gradually and are often long-lasting.

Dynamic lines occur with movement. Dr. Shelton can inject neuromodulators such as Botox Cosmetic™ into the muscles that correspond with specific lines. The solution keeps the muscle from contracting. A muscle that doesn’t contract can’t produce a wrinkle.

Laser Resurfacing

One of Dr. Shelton’s fortes is laser skin resurfacing. Various types of lasers may be used to improve the appearance of or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Generally, the energy from the laser beam or other forms of light is used to remove the outermost layers of skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen.

Laser resurfacing and injectable treatments are just one of many types of techniques available to treat fine lines and wrinkles in New York City.

Sofwave™ Facial Rejuvenation NYC

However, if you are looking for a quick treatment that will make a natural impact, then Sofwave™ might be perfect for you. Sofwave™ is the next-generation non-invasive skin tightening treatment which uses ultrasound technology to deliver high frequency energy which stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. It was approved by the FDA in 2019 as a clinically proven procedure for skin tightening on the face and neck.

Ready to find out more about Fine Lines and Wrinkles in New York City?

From injectable fillers to laser resurfacing, procedures abound at Dr. Shelton’s office. Call (212) 593-1818 or book an appointment online.