What are Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are creases or folds in the skin that become gradually deeper as we age, often appearing very noticable. Though wrinkles are a natural part of aging, many adults find them undesirable and may feel that their wrinkles make them look older or more “tired” than they really are.
There are two main types of wrinkles – fine lines that form on the surface of the skin, and deep furrows that extend to the deeper layers of skin. The appropriate treatment depends on what type of wrinkles you have and where they are on the body.
What Causes Wrinkles?
As we age, the cells of the epidermis – the outermost layer of skin – become thinner and lose their ability to hold onto the skin’s natural moisture. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and loses some of its ability to bounce back into shape. Apart from simple aging, wrinkle formation can be influenced by:
- Sun or UV ray exposure
- Frequent and animated facial expressions, such as smiling or frowning
- Lighter skin
How Can I Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles?
There’s no need to accept wrinkles – a variety of treatment options are available for wrinkle removal in Westchester County, New York and Southern Connecticut. The best treatment option for you will depend on your unique skin, so its best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Abadir to build a treatment plan.
A wide range of skin creams claiming to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are available over-the-counter, but the effectiveness of these creams varies widely. Creams containing antioxidants, retinol, or coenzyme Q10 may bring temporary results, but many products do not offer a permanent solution.
Botox and Dysport
These injection treatments – both derived from a substance that causes muscles to relax – reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles by preventing the muscles below the wrinkled skin from contracting. This allows the skin to lay smooth. Botox and Dysport treatments typically last for 3-4 months and are best-suited to treating wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead.
Skin Fillers (Restylane and Juvederm)
Skin fillers are substances injected into deeper wrinkles of the face to “refill” the skin, giving it a smoother and younger look. Fillers can also be used to plump lips, build up the cheeks, and fill in hollow areas of the face. While Restylane and Juvederm contain hylaluronic acid, the patient’s own fat or collagen can also be used as a filler. Radiesse, another popular brand, contains a substance that stimulates the production of natural collagen. Skin filler injections last anywhere from 4-14 months.
By applying a glycolic acid solution to the skin, the top layers of skin can be sloughed and eventually peeled off. This allows new, less-wrinkled skin to grow. Chemical peels can be very beneficial for hand rejuvenation as well as facial treatments.
Thermage is a cutting-edge radiofrequency device that can be used to tighten the skin of the face, neck, and body without surgery. The treatments can also reduce the appearance of cellulite, and significant improvement can be seen on sagging or excess skin.
Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion
These procedures utilize a safe, abrasive material to carefully remove the uppermost layers of skin, giving it a renewed and rejuvenated appearance after healing is complete. The treatments also reduce the appearance of pores, age spots, and sun damage. While microdermabrasion removes only the topmost skin cells and can make fine lines less noticable, dermabrasion removes more and can produce stronger results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
A laser beam is passed over the skin, eliminating its topmost layer and stimulating the production of new skin by warming the underlying layers. This produces firmer and more collagen-rich skin. Treatments are typically repeated every few months.
A face lift is the surgical removal of excess skin on the face, completely smoothing its appearance and often offering a whole new look to the patient’s face. Less drastic face lift options (like the s-lift) are also available.
Why Choose Dr. Abadir
At Westchester’s Abadir Associates, Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir take great care in providing their patients with the most comfortable and effective solution for their wrinkles. The Abadirs believe that there is no need to be uncomfortable with your age – with the right skin care plan and a little confidence, anyone can age like a movie star.
With expert knowledge on skin treatments and the aging process, the Abadirs have performed thousands of successful skin-rejuvenating procedures. They take a personalized approach to each patient, taking his or her needs and expectations into special consideration. Abadir Associates specializes in patient care and strives to provide the best treatments available to each of their valued patients.
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