Are you one of the millions of Americans that are looking to turn back the clock of time? At Alazzo, one of our most popular treatments is wrinkle reduction in Frederick. Get to know what causes wrinkles and your best injectable options in this quick read.
What causes Wrinkles?
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen. Natural collagen is what gives skin a smooth, supple, youthful appearance. As you age, natural collagen breaks down, resulting in wrinkles and loss of facial volume. This loss of volume causes the skin around the cheeks and mouth to flatten and droop. The lips become thinner and turned down and the eyes become hollow and tired looking. Expression lines become permanent over time making us look worried and frustrated all the time. These are the most common reasons we see patients for wrinkle reduction in Frederick.
What Injectables Treat
- Fine lines and wrinkles (forehead and crow’s feet)
- 11s (lines between the eyes)
- Eye troughs
- Loss of cheek volume
- Smiles lines (nasolabial folds)
- Corners of the mouth
- Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
What Works Best?
There are two types of fillers, the first is calcium-based microspheres that suspend in a gel that stimulates your body to produce its own collagen. The gel is absorbed by the body leaving your own natural collagen.
We also use hyaluronic acid (HA) injectables for wrinkle reduction in Frederick. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound already found in the body. Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, and Restylane Kysse are all common fillers.
- Lyft treats the mid-face, like your cheeks.
- Refyne treats fine lines.
- Defyne treats creases.
- Kysse treats lips.
Botox, Xeomin, or Dysport are Botulinum toxins. When injected in small doses, these injections work to relax the muscles that cause lines to form.
How Long Do Results Last?
Our wrinkle reduction in Frederick produces near-immediate results lasting 6-8 months. Botox or Xeomin results typically take 7-10 days to be recognized and lab studies have shown results to last 3-4 months. The use of sunscreen will help prevent the premature breakdown of fillers maximizing the new you.
Having an experienced, board-certified practitioner who understands facial anatomy perform a few simple injections can dramatically enhance the appearance and prevent those undesirable signs of aging.