Facial wrinkles is a really broad topic for such a small area of our entire body. There are laugh lines running from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth; there are smile lines at the corners of your mouth; there are whistle lines – the ones that show up when you whistle, drink from a straw or smoke; there are frown lines – those ‘elevens between your eyes; there are worry lines that run across your forehead; and there are crows feet at the corners of your eyes.
Whew! All these lines and wrinkles can make even the happiest of people look angry or tired.
And with each type of line, so too are there many products available that act in different ways to effectively smooth the skin, replace volume loss, and restore contours of a youthful appearance.
Some of these deeper lines and wrinkles, most notably smile, laugh, frown and worry lines are, in part, muscle related where injectable products such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin® may be used to relax the muscles and make many of these lines disappear.
Likewise, as the face ages, collagen and the underpinning of the facial soft tissue begins to atrophy as well as sag also contributing to the smile lines. Fillers, such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane® and Artefill®, are generally used to replace volume loss that results in deeper lines and wrinkles.
Then there are also resting lines that have developed from longstanding activity in these areas. These can include the worry lines, crows feet and whistle lines. When the muscles are relaxed, many of these finer lines and wrinkles can be effectively relieved with our new picosecond laser. Our treatment is fast and gentle as the lens array reaches a precise depth of the skin, promoting collagen and elastin growth and softening the tissue.
Beyond these lines and wrinkles, some patients suffer from sunken areas often from the loss of fat beneath the skin. Products such as Sculptra® increases skin thickness over time to improve the appearance of sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations, and wrinkles.
With all these tools and products available, the time wizards at CTMAX can help you turn back time and help you look less angry and more refreshed.