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Fewer Wrinkles: It’s Possible with Skin Therapies from Your Dermatologist


As we age, the wrinkles we ignored for so long slowly become more apparent. Figuring out how to smooth them out soon becomes a top priority. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute have a variety of treatments they can recommend based on the results you are looking for. The most common skin therapies to reduce wrinkles include high frequency laser treatments and dermal fillers.


Fewer Wrinkles Through High Frequency Laser Treatments

High frequency laser treatments (also referred to as light-based therapy) for wrinkles and other facial concerns are quick and effective procedures for evening out skin tone among other facial concerns such as acne. High frequency laser treatments use glass electrodes that come in various sizes and various shapes.

When the laser is applied to the skin a sparking effect takes place. The sparking is not typically painful, but may cause a brief moment of discomfort each time you feel the spark. Typically just one high frequency laser treatment is needed and results will appear soon after your treatment. Results include smoothing out textural deformities, evening out skin tone, promoting collagen production and increased self-esteem and confidence.

Keep in mind that for many people the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, but the drawbacks are still important to consider. Some drawbacks include the cost and potentially needing more than one treatment. The more treatments you have, the higher the cost will be since you are paying per treatment. The price does vary based on the size of the treatment area, but even multiple treatments of a small area can add up. Lastly, if you need more than one treatment, then you will need to carve out more time to get them than if you only needed one.


Fewer Wrinkles Through Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are the most successful way to remove crows feet, other facial lines and add volume in the face. As we age, smile lines and diminished volume in the face become more apparent. This is because our facial muscles work closer to the surface and because of the dreaded sun. As much as we love the sun, it takes a toll on our skin. The older we are, the more we have been exposed to it, causing it to wreak havoc on our skin.

The most common dermal filler options include Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane. Each of these products have different benefits and results based on what outcome you are looking for.

Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in the FDA-approved filler known as Restylane. Our bodies naturally produce hyaluronic acid and the Restylane gel was developed to act as it. When Restylane is used, you will see more volume and fullness in the face and a decrease in facial wrinkles. Some also use it as a lip filler for fuller lips.

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your cheeks, facial lines or lips, Juvederm will be the right fit based on the area you want to treat. Using Juvederm Vollure XC you will see smoother facial lines and softened wrinkles in the face. The results will last up to 18 months.

Restylane Lyft, formerly Perlane, is helpful in treating both your face and hands. Like Restylane, it is FDA-approved and uses a hyaluronic acid filler. After it is used, you will notice a smoother appearance with results lasting up to one year.

Whether it is high frequency laser treatments or dermal fillers you want, if you reside in the Bloomington, Illinois or surrounding areas, work with a dermatologist on the solution best suited to reducing your wrinkles.

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