Laser Wrinkle Treatments
Laser Wrinkle Treatments
What is a wrinkle?
Wrinkles are creases in the skin that appear with age. Wrinkles can also appear in places on the face where muscles move habitually in one way. An example is smile lines around the mouth or eyes.
How does this condition occur?
Wrinkles are simply a part of the natural aging process. As we age, our skin becomes thin and sometimes dry, and it also produces less collagen. Those who are regularly exposed to the sun or who smoke are more likely to develop more wrinkles earlier on.
What type of methods are used to treat wrinkles?
Topical retinoids can be used to treat wrinkles. Dermabrasion and lasers are another option for treating wrinkles. Botox, chemical peels, and facelifts are also available.
What types of lasers are used to treat wrinkles?
A few different types of lasers can be used to treat wrinkles. The 1064 Nd:YAG laser is a common option that is effective in treating wrinkles. CO2 lasers remove small layers of skin at a time, which can smooth the look of wrinkles.
What is Laser wrinkle treatment?
Laser wrinkle treatments target the aging skin and use light beams to stimulate collagen production as well as shave away tiny layers of skin. This leaves behind smoother, younger-looking skin quickly and easily.
What are the benefits of laser wrinkle treatment?
Laser treatment for wrinkles is highly effective and requires little downtime. There are also very few side effects. Though new wrinkles will still form, the previous ones will not return.
Who is a good candidate for laser wrinkle treatment?
The best candidates for laser wrinkle treatments are healthy adults without any severe health concerns who have lighter skin tones. Darker skin tones can benefit from laser therapy, but the results may not be as effective as desired. Those who have a history of blood clots should talk to their doctors prior to treatment.
What is the average cost of a laser wrinkle treatment?
The cost for laser therapy for wrinkles is usually around $1,000-$3,000. The size of the area to be treated, the severity of the wrinkles, and the number of sessions needed can all affect the cost of the treatment.
How many treatments will I need to remove my wrinkle?
Completely resolving wrinkles can take up to six treatments. However, if the wrinkles are mild, as few as two treatments can improve their appearance.
How long will each treatment take?
Treatments usually take half an hour to an hour to complete. The length of the session will often depend on the severity of the wrinkles and how many are being treated.
How far apart are treatments?
Treatments can be as short as four weeks apart or as far apart as a couple of months. Depending upon how your skin reacts, the treatment schedule can be adjusted.
How can I prepare for the treatment/procedure?
The best preparation is to avoid the sun and smoking. Avoid any anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications at least two weeks before treatment. Stop use of any topical skin treatments for at least a week before treatment.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You should expect to see some redness after the treatment. This will go away on its own. Expect to avoid the sun and use cold compresses if there is any pain or sensitivity. Patients should maintain a good skin care routine to help the skin heal properly.
Where can I go to find a treatment?
Dermatologists offer various laser treatments for wrinkles. Plastic surgery clinics also often offer laser treatments for wrinkles.