Anti-wrinkle Treatments

Anti-wrinkle Treatments

Wrinkles and fine lines are a part of the aging process. As we age, our skin starts getting thin, begins losing elasticity, and cannot protect itself. Facial expressions like smiling, frowning and squinting cause wrinkles and fines while we are young, and as we age, these lines get deeper. The skin springs back when these signs of aging appear at a young age. As we get older, the spring back is impossible and causes permanent grooves on your face.

Various other factors responsible for wrinkle development are as follows:

  • Sun Exposure
  • Dehydration
  • Smoking
  • Medications
  • Environmental and genetic factors

Harmful ultraviolet rays and outdoor sports are also one of the leading causes of wrinkles. Poor lifestyle habits, including smoking, increase the signs of aging, and the best anti-wrinkle treatment could ward them off.

Don’t let signs of aging prevent you from having a flawless and youthful appearance. Our team of physicians and professional skincare consultants at our anti-aging clinic devise treatment plans based on skin type, take steps to smooth wrinkles and make them less noticeable.

How to Treat – Alone or in Combination

Botox or Dysport

Did you know that almost 7 Million people take Botox treatment to eradicate signs of aging? Botox is also termed as Botulinum Toxin injection that removes signs of aging and makes the skin smooth. This anti-wrinkle treatment is minimally invasive and gives desired results without surgery. Relaxing the facial muscles is the ultimate goal of the treatment and helps make facial expressions with ease.

  • Procedure time: 20 minutes
  • Anesthesia: ice, vibration
  • Pain level: Mild
  • Recovery time: None
  • Results: 1-2 weeks
  • Treatment effects: lasting 3-4 months. best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance.

Dysport

Dysport is a Botulinum Toxin injection that relaxes the muscles, thereby making fine lines and wrinkles smooth. If you have severe frown lines between eyebrows and want to get rid of them without changing the appearance of your face, go for Dysport.

The benefits of both anti-wrinkle treatments don’t end here as these treatments are effective against chronic migraines, headaches, and neck pain. Every individual is unique. Skin specialists at our anti-aging clinic Vancouver recommend ideal treatment among Botox and Dysport based on your skin type. You will notice the results of the treatment after 3 to 4 months if they are properly maintained. Both these treatments are safe and have excellent relaxing properties.

Dermal Fillers

Most individuals confuse dermal fillers with Botox, which are injectable drugs that help fight off signs of aging. These are FDA-approved treatments and, according to the name, are injected beneath the skin. These add volume and smoothen the skin, which is the biggest reason why people get into this anti-wrinkle treatment. Skin specialists at our anti-aging clinic would form an appropriate treatment plan and might recommend more than one treatment to give a natural look and feel.

  • Procedure time: 30 minutes
  • Anesthesia: ice, vibration
  • Pain level: Mild
  • Recovery time: none
  • Results: usually immediate, final results visible in 3-4 weeks
  • Treatment effects: variable longevity based on area treated and product used. best obtained with multiple treatments and maintenance every 6-12 months.

Morpheus 8 Treatment

Morpheus 8 is a treatment that is performed using radiofrequency technology and microneedling to stimulate collagen production. It works at deeper layers of the skin and alters its appearance in a better way. Those with loose skin with underlying fatty tissue undergo this treatment; the entire procedure is painless, and our skin specialists would aware you the discomfort that could take place during the process.

  • Procedure time: 15-60 minutes
  • Anesthesia: topical numbing cream and/or nerve block
  • Pain level: mild
  • Recovery time: few days
  • Results: visible within 1-4 weeks
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 6-12 months.

Microneedling

A review conducted in 2018 revealed that micro needling is a safe and effective way to revive the appearance as it fights off scars and signs of aging. Multiple needles are punctured within the skin leading to physical trauma. Not only this, it effectively treats other skin conditions listed as follows:

  1. Scars
  2. Wrinkles
  3. Acne
  4. Skin Pigmentation
  5. Stretch Marks
  6. Alopecia

Specialists at our anti-aging clinic have received extensive training and use state-of-the-art technology while performing the procedure. Multiple treatments and some maintenance for 3 to 6 months would give desired results to you.

  • Procedure time: 30 minutes
  • Anesthesia: topical numbing cream
  • Pain level: Mild
  • Recovery time: 1 day
  • Results: 7-10 days
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 3-6 months.

Platelet Rich Plasma

In the past treatments were performed to heal wounds.In the late 1980s and 1990s, this treatment became a part of surgical procedures, including Orthopedic, Plastic and bones. These days the treatment is performed to diminish or minimize the signs of aging. Before PRP anti-wrinkle treatment, the doctor withdraws blood from the arm and is kept on a centrifuge to separate red blood cells from white ones. Plasma present in the blood is injected into the affected area accompanied by a local anesthetic. The best thing about PRP treatment is that there are no side effects of treatment. This anti-wrinkle treatment is amalgamated with micro-needling and gives a new look and feel to your skin.

  • Procedure time: 45-60 minutes
  • Anesthesia: topical numbing cream
  • Pain level: none to mild
  • Recovery time: less than 1 day
  • Results: within 3-4 weeks
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 6-9 months.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels treatment is performed by applying the toxin chemicals within the skin. These toxic chemicals are released in a controlled way. Once the procedure is over, the skin starts regenerating from the Epidermis and superficial dermis. These treatments, when performed correctly, give a youthful look and uniform color, which will combine with their untreated skin. It helps combat issues such as acne scarring. The post-treatment visit varies as per the depth of the peel and preferences of the physicians at our anti-aging clinic.

  • Procedure time: 15 minutes
  • Anesthesia: not required
  • Pain level: none
  • Recovery time: none
  • Results: within 3-4 days
  • Treatment effects: best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 3-6 months.

Aging is a natural and golden period of life. It is generally accompanied by fine lines and wrinkles that alter your appearance. Skin specialists at our anti-aging clinic would recommend skin treatments based on the skin condition and recommend steps to prevent it from coming back.

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