Do you wake up in the morning looking at yourself in the morning, thinking you wish you had less wrinkles and smoother skin? Wish no more – here are our top three treatments to tackle the wrinkles and deep lines on your face:
Profound is a clinically tested treatment option that Dr. David Alessi uses to treat various problems, including wrinkles and sagging skin. Profound is an ideal procedure for people who want to get rid of wrinkles around the cheeks, and mouth. The procedure is also effective for patients with sagging skin, especially in the cheek area. Profound is appropriate for people with all skin types, including those with African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.
Botox is a safe and effective treatment that uses a nerve-blocking reaction to prevent some targeted facial muscles from sending signals to the brain. Although it is derived from botulinum toxin A, injections ensure that only specific muscles are targeted. Its effects are long-lasting but temporary. Botox treats so-called dynamic wrinkles, those lines and furrows that form during certain facial movements like laughing, crying or scowling. Examples include the lines of the brow and forehead as well as crow’s feet, those pesky lines that form at the outer edges of your eyes giving skin a “crinkly” appearance when you smile. Botox cannot be used to treat wrinkles that occur as a result of sagging or sun damage since these wrinkles are considered static – that is, they don’t form as a result of facial motions.
Thermage is a noninvasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment that uses focused energy to tighten and tone the deeper layers of skin without the need for any incisions or the prolonged recovery period that can accompany many invasive procedures. By addressing the deeper layers of skin, Thermage also helps stimulate the development of collagen, one of the building blocks of healthy, youthful skin that can help skin appear firmer and more resilient. Thermage was developed to treat loose saggy skin and wrinkles on the face as well as hard-to-treat areas around the eyes, lids and brows, such as fine lines, droopy skin and other issues that can make us look tired and worn down. Collagen remodeling helps lax skin around the jowls look tighter and more toned after treatment and for months afterward as collagen remodels itself over time. Thermage can also be used on the body to help tone skin and reduce the appearance of saggy, jiggly tissue.