The gradual development of facial wrinkles, whether fine surface lines or deeper creases and folds, is the classic early sign of accumulated skin damage and inevitable aging. Wrinkles are caused by many factors including sun exposure, smoking, de-hydration and contracting of the muscles. There are options available to prevent wrinkles from forming or deepening as well as various options available to correct, reduce and soften wrinkles that have already formed.
When you choose CosMedics, you gain valuable peace of mind. With so many options available to treat, reduce and soften wrinkles it is important to know all of your options. Therefore you can trust that that the skilled staff and physicians at CosMedics will help you to choose the best treatments for you.
If you choose to treat your wrinkles with focal injections, it is comforting knowing that Dr. Singh is recognized as an advanced injector by the product manufacturers and trains other physicians about proper injection technique.
- Non prescription wrinkle creams containing AHA, kinetin, coenzyme Q10, antioxidants, and copper peptides
- Naturally based lotions such as Aloe, grape seed and ginger extracts
- Oils such as Virgin coconut oil and olive oil
- Botox® Cosmetic
- Juvéderm® Volbella®
- Topical retinoids
Surgical Procedures and Other Techniques:
- Laser, light source and radio frequency treatments
- Chemical Peels
Treatment Basics using Focal Injections
What is our injectable wrinkle treatment and how does it work? Let’s review the basics:
- It is made with a purified form of botulinum toxin.
- When injected, this product temporarily blocks the nerve impulses to the facial muscles that contract to cause wrinkles.
- When these muscles are relaxed, the skin can lay smooth and wrinkles are reduced, restoring a more youthful look. *
At CosMedics we may recommend the use of cosmetic injections for the treatment of frown lines, crows feet or other areas of concern.
It is important to understand the product risk information. Focal injections such as Botox® are contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any botulinum toxin type A, or to any ingredient in the formulation or component of the container. For a complete list of risks talk to your doctor. Tell your doctor if you are taking any medications including prescription, or those bought at a supermarket or health food stores.
Focal Injections such as Botox® should not be used of you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients, if you have an infection in the muscles where it would normally be injected,or if you have any muscle disorders in the other parts of your body.
Some people choose to combine wrinkle smoothing treatments with JUVÉDERM® injectable filler. Called a Soft Lift™, this combined procedure also addresses facial folds or creases and adds volume for more comprehensive rejuvenation. *
Treatment Basics using Other Treatments
The effectiveness of anti-wrinkle creams depends in part on the active ingredient or ingredients. Listed above are some common ingredients that may result in slight to modest improvement in the appearance of wrinkles. Topical creams may soften or reduce your appearance of wrinkles, however we recommend to protect your skin from the sun with a topical SPF to help delay the appearance or severity.
Laser or light source wrinkle treatments uses powerful laser technology to renew the skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Laser wrinkle removal is also approved to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Six treatments are traditionally recommended in order to receive the desired results, and we also recommend you pair these treatments with cosmetic injectables, Microdermabrasion, or Chemical Peels.
Face lift or surgery
While surgical treatments are an option for sagging skin, it will not address skin quality. Other modalities may be beneficial before a surgical procedure is considered such as lasers, chemical peels, focal injections, facial fillers and microdermabrasion. If you are considering a surgical treatment it is advised to talk to your doctor.