There are a handful of treatments that are known for their fast results on aging skin. Only dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons working with a valid license are equipped to perform these procedures.
Before getting any treatment, you will need to start with a consultation. This will allow you to tell your dermatologist what your expectations are from the treatment. During this consultation, your dermatologist will also let you know the different options you have to reach your skin goals.
It is important that your dermatologist also lets you know about the realistic outcomes from each treatment so that you can make an informed decision.
The following treatments are commonly used to get rid of wrinkles fast.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment that rejuvenates your skin quickly and effectively. This technique uses gentle exfoliation to stimulate the production of collagen, a vital protein that keeps your skin looking young. Microdermabrasion is effective for people of all skin types and colors.
Microdermabrasion can be used to help skin that is:
- Flaky or dry
- Lightly scarred
A chemical peel, also known as derma peeling or chemexfoliation, can be used for different skin surfaces and is mainly used for the face, neck, and hands. This treatment is minimally invasive and works to enhance both the appearance and texture of your skin.
A chemical peel acts as an exfoliant, removing the outermost layers of your skin. This is performed using a safe chemical solution that can be made to have light, medium, or strong potency. When this solution is applied, your skin will appear refreshed. Any uneven textures, fine lines, and wrinkles will become softened or smoothed.
Chemical peels can help to refresh and smooth your skin, helping to alleviate the following skin issues:
- Discolored or dull skin
- Fine lines by the mouth and eyes
- Mild scarring
- Premature aging from heredity or sun exposure
- Uneven skin tone
- Aging skin
- Acne scars
Mild tingling or stinging on the treatment area is common during chemical peels. This is from the chemical exfoliation solution that is set on your skin for a certain amount of time. You should also be aware that some patient's skin may temporarily change in color to a mildly tinted red or brown.
It is common for patients to get chemical peels frequently to maintain the rejuvenated appearance they provide.
Laser skin resurfacing is another minimally invasive technique that uses laser technology for the treatment of skin issues such as surgical and acne scarring. This technique removes outer layers of skin that are damaged and encourages the production of collagen. Ultimately, laser skin resurfacing improves your skin's complexion and texture while tightening it.
This laser treatment may provide the following benefits:
- Minimizing acne scars
- Reduction of rosacea
- Removing or reducing skin discolorations
- Generating skin collagen
- Correcting skin tone
Soft tissue fillers are injections that minimize deep-set wrinkles and facial lines. These injections target the deeper layers of your skin and revive its appearance by providing volume to skin that may appear wrinkled and saggy.
Common areas for these fillers are lips, temples, cheeks, and the under-eye area.
Soft tissue fillers are used for skin that is:
- Wrinkled from heredity, aging, or sun exposure
Botulinum toxin A, or Botox as it is known commercially, has been used for both cosmetic and medical problems for over 30 years. It is a cosmetic treatment that injects small amounts of botulinum toxin A to reduce or get rid of wrinkles in your face.
Botox works by blocking the nerve signals in your facial muscles so that they can't be moved into the typical facial expressions, which cause the appearance of wrinkles.
Botulinum toxin A helps reduce:
- Frown and forehead lines
- Crow's feet and other fine lines around your eyes
- Neck creases
It may take up to a week to see this treatment's full effects, and results will last from three to four months on average.
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