Collagen loss over time can manifest in the appearance of aging signs. One of the telltale signs of aging is the appearance of wrinkles. These lines and creases on our skin can cause us to look much older than we feel. If such is the case for you, we can help. At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we offer several options for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and helping you get the skin you deserve. Schedule an appointment at one of our offices to explore your options today.
What Causes Wrinkles?
The onset of wrinkles is caused by the depletion of the skin’s collagen support network and repetitive facial expressions that create creases in the skin. In many cases, these two factors can also interplay for an exacerbated effect.
The depletion of collagen can be very frustrating for patients. When we are young, our skin is filled with collagen fibers that keep the skin elastic and provide it with support. As we age, various factors destroy some of the collagen fibers and cause the remaining ones to shrink. This leads to skin that is thinner and more likely to sag.
Repetitive facial expressions, like smiling and frowning, also contribute to wrinkle formation by causing the skin to crease in the same place over and over. Eventually, the wrinkles can become pronounced enough that even the smallest movement of facial muscles can make us look tired or angry.
How Do We Address Wrinkles?
Wrinkles can be addressed in a variety of ways. One of the most common methods of easing their appearance is neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport®. A chemical peel session may suit you if you’re looking for a completely non-invasive solution. Your best option will depend on your wrinkles’ extent, location, and expectations.
What to Expect From Treatment
Our treatments for wrinkles are non-surgical and require little to no downtime in most cases. The length of treatment and the duration of your results will depend on the chosen treatment method. Injectable treatments can offer an average of 4-6 of living wrinkle-free. Exfoliation treatments typically have a shorter duration.
Find Treatments for Wrinkles in McLean, VA, or Potomac, MD
You can’t prevent aging signs forever, but you can minimize them with proper care and attention from an expert dermatological team. At McLean & Potomac Dermatology, we’re staffed by dedicated professionals who can help you live wrinkle-free. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations today to learn more.
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