Wrinkle Treatments in San Diego
Wrinkles and fine lines are some of the most common concerns patients experience as a result of age. Over time, the body produces less of the ingredients required to maintain healthy and youthful skin, including collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. As a result, the face tends to lose its texture, moisture, volume and elasticity, and wrinkles and lines begin to form. Combined with years of repetitive facial expressions and movements, these effects can produce a prematurely aged and worn appearance.
At Dermacare in San Diego, we offer a range of minimally invasive treatments to help patients soften existing creases and prevent further lines from developing. Depending on your age, current condition and aesthetic goals, our skin specialists can determine the most suitable treatment to help you minimize the signs of aging and restore a healthier, more radiant complexion.
What are Static and Dynamic Wrinkles?
Dynamic wrinkles appear when you express emotion such as worry, fear, joy or surprise. They become noticeable when you smile, laugh, cry, frown or during moments of deep concentration. These lines disappear when your face is relaxed, as the facial muscles triggered by expression are inactive. Common examples of dynamic wrinkles include frown lines, forehead wrinkles, smile lines and crow’s feet.
Static wrinkles refer to lines that remain even when the face is relaxed. These creases typically begin as dynamic wrinkles and tend to deepen as a result of age, sun exposure and gravity. They are a source of concern and frustration for many patients, as they can often make you look older than your years. Examples of static wrinkles include lines at the corners of the mouth (lip lines), across the cheeks and along the neck.
Fortunately, we have introduced various highly advanced injectables and skin restoration procedures to help patients address both static and dynamic wrinkles. With little to no downtime and minimal side effects, we can reduce the appearance of facial creases and help you reclaim a well-rested, smoother profile.
How to Treat Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Botox is one of the most popular wrinkle-relaxing treatments available today. Both Botox and Dysport are composed of a neuromodulator called botulinum toxin, which prevents facial muscles from contracting when triggered by expression and facial movement. These injectables are an excellent solution for patients seeking to reduce existing lines and prevent the deepening of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are designed to restore lost volume to facial features that have sunken or hollowed with age. Composed of a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers can reduce wrinkles and furrows while revitalizing the face to appear fuller and more youthful.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a multi-purpose injectable that boasts long-term benefits for patients with deep folds and wrinkles. This treatment serves to hydrate and strengthen the dermal structure by gradually replacing lost collagen and rejuvenating the skin from the inside out. Over time, Sculptra Aesthetic can restore radiance, smoothen skin texture and create subtle, natural-looking improvements to your profile that last for up to two years.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Combined with microneedling, PRP is one of the most natural rejuvenation techniques available today. This treatment involves using cells in your own blood to regenerate cell growth, stimulate collagen production, accelerate healing and deeply nourish the skin. PRP can have transformative benefits for your complexion, helping to even out skin tone, soften wrinkles and eliminate pigmentation and spots.
Fraxel II Re:Store
This high-tech fractional laser targets your concern areas in microscopic movements while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The Fraxel procedure can remove unwanted pigment and stimulate collagen production to replace damaged cells with new, healthier tissue and restore a natural glow to your skin.
The laser genesis is an innovative, technologically advanced procedure used to correct fine lines and wrinkles, diffuse facial redness, minimize large pores and even out skin texture. With non-invasive laser technology, this treatment is scientifically proven to produce new collagen and promote vibrant and healthy-looking skin.
The Pellevé skin tightening system is an excellent non-surgical solution for patients seeking to address skin laxity and reduce common wrinkles such as frown lines, crow’s feet or nasolabial folds. Using radiofrequency technology to gently warm the underlying tissue, Pellevé stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen to produce a firmer and smoother facial contour.
Pico Skin Rejuvenation
At Dermacare, our PicoSure rejuvenation treatment offers patients a quick, convenient and minimally invasive method for addressing a variety of skin concerns, including pigmentation issues, uneven skin tone and signs of aging. With minimal side effects and little to no downtime, this procedure can target all three layers of dermal tissue and trigger the body’s healing process to clear away damaged cells and rebuild fresh, healthier skin.
The SmartSkin CO2 laser is designed to resurface the skin by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. As tiny microscopic laser beams are delivered into the skin, the fractional energy penetrates the dermis to remove old and damaged cells and rebuild healthier tissue, creating a clearer and revitalized complexion.
Titan is a light-based procedure designed to improve skin laxity and tighten the surface skin. By delivering light energy deep within the dermis, Titan can help to stimulate collagen growth, soften existing lines and lift loose skin. The result is a firmer facial contour with fewer creases that can enhance your overall appearance.
Chemical peels are highly customizable to your skin type and cosmetic needs. Available in a variety of formulas and strengths, chemical peels use a safe solution to remove damaged skin and reveal smoother, healthier tissue. From wrinkle reduction to skin brightening, this procedure boasts multiple benefits and can be used on various sun-exposed areas, including the face, neck, back and hands.
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing procedure designed to smoothen skin texture by removing excess oil and correcting aged or sun-damaged skin. At Dermacare, we avoid abrasive crystals and instead use a diamond-tipped tool to comfortably polish away the outermost layer of skin to reveal healthier tissue. The result is a refined facial aesthetic and a holistically rejuvenated appearance.
Wrinkles and fine lines can adversely affect both your appearance and confidence. If you would like to eliminate signs of aging and reclaim a more vibrant and youthful appearance, use our online contact form to schedule your consultation today.