Limiting exposure to the UV rays and avoiding habits like smoking can minimize damage to the skin that shows up as dark spots, lines and wrinkles. What we can’t control is the natural aging process.
As we get older, reduced amounts of fat, supportive collagen and elastin fibers, and natural oils converge with the cumulative effect of repeated facial expressions. The result is loose, sagging skin and lines on the face and other parts of the body. Over time, these lines may become deeper wrinkles and furrows.
Over-the-counter creams and other products may slightly improve the appearance of fine wrinkles. Prescription-strength drugs may cause redness and irritation. Chemical peels and dermabrasion treatments, too, may produce prolonged redness and require repeated sessions to achieve desired results.
On the other end of the spectrum, those craving a longer-lasting wrinkle reduction treatment may turn to more invasive procedures, such as facelifts. These procedures, too, aren’t a permanent solution. Healing and downtime may require several weeks.
Laser treatments represent a minimally invasive yet effective option to reduce wrinkles of varying severity. Advances have resulted in lasers that precisely damage the treatment area to promote fresh, wrinkle-free skin without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. Damage, risks of adverse side effects, and healing time are minimized.
California Skin & Laser Center offers a number of laser treatments, many of which can be used to treat wrinkles including:
- Sciton BroadBand Light System
- Sciton Microlaserpeel
- Sciton Laser Resurfacing
- Sciton ThermaScan
- Fraxel re:store laser
- MedLite C6 Laser
Unlike other treatments, laser therapies are versatile. Neuromodulators including Botox and Dysport, for example, may reduce the lines around or between our eyes. Laser therapies, however, can not only stimulate the collagen production that plumps up our skin and diminishes our folds but the light energy can be used to treat discoloration, broken blood vessels, scars, and other skin concerns.
Dr. Gerald Bock and his team will identify the best laser for wrinkle reduction in Stockton based on the condition of your skin, and your specific concerns and goals. Call California Skin & Laser Center at 209-751-4292 to book an appointment — the first step in the development of a customized treatment plan.
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