The best way to treat wrinkles is to prevent them from forming in the first place: Wearing sunscreen religiously, avoiding prolonged sun exposure, not smoking, and maintaining a stable, healthy weight are your best defenses against stubborn creases. If you’re noticing fine lines despite your best efforts, however, there are still steps you can take to keep your skin smooth. For professional skincare advice, contact our clinic in Paramus at (201) 251-6622, or you can check out the tips below:
How to Treat Wrinkles at Home
Many over-the-counter serums minimize the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily increasing skin hydration; they don’t actually erase fine lines. To properly reduce wrinkles at home, you’ll need to choose ingredients that increase your skin’s rate of cellular turnover, like glycolic acid or retinol. These products can have side-effects and may not work for all skin types, however, so it’s still a good idea to talk to an expert before you incorporate them into your nightly skincare routine.
The Best In-Office Wrinkle Treatments
Though at-home therapies can remove very fine lines, topical solutions can’t erase deep creases or address skin laxity. For a really effective solution to visible wrinkles, you’ll need to head to a professional clinic and ask about the following procedures:
PRP microneedling takes a “dual action” approach to getting rid of fine lines: Microneedling activates the skin’s natural healing mechanisms by creating a series of micro-punctures, which increases the production of skin-firming collagen. At the same time, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injects human growth factors deep into the dermis, stimulating the formation of healthy, youthful skin cells. PRP is derived from each patient’s red blood cells, so this treatment is a great all-natural option for those with chemical sensitivities.
At Art Plastic Surgery, we use the Eclipse Micropen to perform PRP microneedling. The Eclipse Micropen is a collagen induction device that can be used virtually anywhere on the body to eliminate wrinkles and improve skin tone. The Eclipse Micropen is also approved to treat hyperpigmentation and acne scars, and unlike more invasive methods of skin resurfacing, it’s safe for use on dark skin.
ThermiRF is designed to address advanced problems with skin laxity, so it’s suitable for patients with prominent or widespread wrinkles. ThermiRF directs RF energy below the skin, where it heats up dermal and connective tissue. As a result of this gentle warming, treated tissue contracts, making your skin instantly tighter and smoother. RF energy is also a powerful collagen catalyst, so ThermiRF patients experience continued improvements in skin tone for about three months after their procedure, as new collagen gradually repairs their aged, damaged skin.
Chemical and Laser Peels
Chemical peels and laser peels resurface the skin by removing its uppermost layer, where fine lines, age spots, and other blemishes are located. After this damaged outer layer is ablated away, healthy, line-free skin forms in its place, leading to a dramatic reduction in the visible signs of aging.
While both chemical peels and laser peels work to revitalize aged skin, chemical peels are typically better for people with dark skin, because laser peels can cause skin lightening. For light-skinned patients, specific lasers (like our choice, the Fraxel CO2 laser) may be preferable to chemical peeling because they’re less invasive. When you visit us for a consultation, we’ll help you find the best skin resurfacing method for your skin type.
Talk to Us About Professional Skincare in Paramus, NJ
Everyone’s skin is different, so only a professional can tell you which skincare treatments will work for you. To start designing your personal plan for skin rejuvenation, contact Art Plastic Surgery in Paramus to arrange a consultation.