With age comes wisdom, but unfortunately it also means wrinkles. This telltale sign of getting older is nothing to be ashamed about, yet some may find that wrinkles and fine lines detract from their eyes, jawline, and mouth. Wrinkles can impact a variety of areas on the face, but they can be managed with an assortment of surgical and nonsurgical treatment methods with a CEENTA physician.
What causes wrinkles?
Let’s dive into some of the science behind wrinkles and fine lines. According to Amanda Mackey, a CEENTA licensed esthetician at our Fort Mill office: “Your skin has elasticity due to the proteins collagen and elastin. As you get older, your skin becomes thin and production of these proteins diminishes, which can result in wrinkles appearing.”
Other factors that can lead to wrinkles include:
- Excessive sun exposure
- Repetitive facial movements
- Lack of sleep
How can I treat wrinkles?
There is not a one-size-fits-all approach to treating wrinkles, as each person has different skin elasticity and complexion. That said, there are many options to choose from that can be catered to your needs and lifestyle.
1. Facelifts and brow lifts
These surgical procedures remove excess skin from the forehead and surrounding areas while tightening facial muscles and tissue. The end result is a smoother appearance that reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Patients who receive these procedures can expect results that last up to ten years.
2. Chemical peels
For patients seeking non-surgical methods to treat their wrinkles, they can find comfort in a chemical peel procedure. This treatment relies on a variety of acids applied to the face to remove the outermost layers and can be performed once every four to six weeks depending on the strength level. However, patients with deep facial lines would most likely need another procedure.
3. Medical-grade skincare
Skincare can be more than just a method of cleaning the skin, and it’s not exclusive to women either. CEENTA offers a variety of skincare products that both men and women enjoy that contains bioactive peptides, such as the TNS Advanced from SkinMedica, Alastin’s Restorative Face Complex, and the DEJ Daily Boost by Revision. The proprietary formula in these products trigger the intercellular matrix of the skin to change its texture and luminosity, ultimately providing smoother skin and fewer fine lines.
Dr. Catherine Cuite, an oculoplastic surgeon at our SouthPark office, sums it up as such. “Skin transformations are such a key part of esthetics. During your consultation, our licensed esthetician Marsha Magasrevy and I will help you sort through options and develop a customized plan for you.”
4. Laser skin rejuvenation
As our understanding of fine lines and wrinkles evolves over time, so does our treatment methods. Devices like the Sciton Forever Young BBL use light and heat energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin with a fractional laser. Laser skin treatment can take up to an hour to perform with results lasting for months at a time, but the procedure can be limited based on the patient’s skin complexion.
Your wrinkle treatment at CEENTA
Give smooth skin a new definition with your fine line and wrinkle treatment at CEENTA. With multiple offices in North and South Carolina and a variety of procedures and products to choose from with our facial plastic specialists, you’ll love what you see in the mirror. Schedule your next consultation with CEENTA today online, through myCEENTAchart, or by calling 704-295-3000.
This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your physician. To make an appointment with a CEENTA facial plastic specialist, you may schedule online, through myCEENTAchart, or by calling 704-295-3000.