Excellent patient care. Attention to every detail and need I had. Answered all my questions and made me feel at home and well cared for. I would highly recommend North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics for all my skin needs. – Angela G. R.
Wrinkles and lines are the most noticeable signs of aging. Although good skin care can slow the process of aging, no one can stop the clock. Fortunately, with modern technology we have many ways in which to reverse the signs of sun damage and skin aging. Many patients ask which wrinkles treatment is the best. The answer to that question is different for each person, and it often involves a combination of several different skin care products and procedures.
North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics
At North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics, we take a very customized approach to cosmetic treatments. Our team includes award-winning, Board-Certified Dermatologists, Board-Certified Dermatology PAs, Board-Certified Dermatology ARNPs and Master Medical Aestheticians, all of whom are certified and highly experienced in the procedures that they perform. We utilize a wide variety of state-of-the-art technologies and advanced skin care products. Therefore, we are able to provide highly customized and specialized care, with the ideal treatment tailored to your unique needs.
The causes of wrinkles and lines
On the face, this typically results from the loss of volume, i.e., the loss of collagen and fat, which is associated with aging. Additionally, skin tends to lose elasticity with age, sun exposure, and other factors.
Lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and on the forehead are caused by the repeated contraction of the muscles beneath the skin. Facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning, or squinting, use the same muscles every time. Over time, this can cause the overlying skin to form lines and wrinkles.
Over time, with aging, there is a loss of collagen and elastin, moisture, as well as a thinning of the skin. These changes occur naturally, as skin matures, but the process is worsened greatly by sun exposure.
Treatments for wrinkles and lines
The best treatment depends on the type and the severity of the wrinkles, as well as where they occur. The most common non-surgical treatments include:
- Dermal fillers – This is the best solution for facial volume loss around the mouth, under the eyes and in the cheeks and lips. There are several different filler products which can be used to restore or enhance facial contours and replace lost volume to give the face a more youthful appearance.
- Botox and Xeomin – These injectable medications work by relaxing muscles, thereby smoothing out the lines in the overlying skin, such as frown lines, forehead lines, as well as the lines around the eyes and mouth.
- Fractional Lasers – Fractional laser skin resurfacing is used to treat wrinkles and lines, as well as scars from acne, surgery or trauma. It also improves skin texture, tone and pore size, thereby restoring a more youthful appearance to the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best dermal filler?
We have selected the very best, FDA-approved fillers to work with, and all of them are excellent. The best choice for you will depend on your specific skin type and the area to be treated. Thin, ultra-smooth fillers are best for shallow lines and delicate contouring, while thicker, more resilient fillers keep their shape better and are therefore used for deeper injections in areas requiring significant volume restoration.
What treatments are available for sagging jowls?
Jowls are the result of loss of underlying facial volume, which leaves loose, unsupported overlying skin. Over time, this skin begins to hang in folds and wrinkles, which are most noticeable on the lower half of the face. Dermal fillers replace lost volume, giving your skin a non-surgical “lift.”
Is it too soon to begin wrinkles treatments?
It’s never too early, or too late, to begin preserving your youth. Light chemical peels, IPL photofacials, and laser skin resurfacing treatments can help maintain skin health, and reduce early signs of aging. Beginning Botox or Xeomin at the first sign of frown lines, forehead lines or lines around the eyes and mouth can help prevent these lines from becoming etched in permanently over time.
Is there a permanent, non-surgical solution to wrinkles?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. In fact, not even face lifts or neck lifts are permanent, because the aging process will continue resulting in new wrinkles, lines and sagging skin over time. However, gentle, minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox, Xeomin, fillers and laser skin resurfacing, can be repeated when needed, with little to no downtime, at a much lower cost than surgery. To date, this is the closest to a “fountain of youth” that modern medicine can offer.
If you would like to learn more about available wrinkles treatments, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, please call us at 425-954-2437. North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics has five convenient locations. Our offices are in Mill Creek, Smokey Point, Everett, South Everett and Monroe.
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