Wrinkle Removal-Dispelling the “wrinkle cure” Myth
Laser resurfacing is still the Gold Standard for wrinkle removal:
Nothing else can achieve an equal result. (Contact Dr Seckel)
Expecting a skin cream to remove skin wrinkles from your face is like putting an aspirin on top of your head to cure a headache! Most wrinkle removal creams cannot get into the skin wrinkle to correct the skin damage that is causing the wrinkle.
There are fabulous skin wrinkle removal and facial rejuvenation techniques available today but they do not come in a jar! To understand how I remove wrinkles from your face I want you to understand what causes a skin wrinkle:
A skin wrinkle is a surface irregularity like a scratch, bump or irregularity on a piece of wood.
One way to remove an irregularity on a piece of wood is to sand the wood to make it smooth. Facial sanding, called dermabrasion is an older method used to remove wrinkles. Today I use new high tech ablative fractional laser resurfacing techniques for deep skin exfoliation to smooth the wrinkle surface irregularity.
A skin wrinkle is also caused by volume loss in the dermis, caused by destruction of the collagen in your skin.
Think of a nice juicy plum with no wrinkles, which is placed in the sun to dry. After the water volume is lost the smooth plumb becomes a wrinkled prune.
Years of sun damage and aging destroy the collagen in your skin, volume is lost, the skin collapses and forms skin wrinkles. Wrinkle removal requires restoration of volume by stimulating the growth of new collagen in the dermis.
Loss of collagen also causes loss of skin elasticity which results in sagging skin and wrinkles. Restoration of skin elasticity by building and remodeling new collagen in your deep skin layer is another way to remove wrinkles.
Modern effective skin wrinkle removal requires:
Removal of the surface irregularity
Production of new collagen volume
Restoration of Elasticity with new remodeled collagen
The Non-surgical Wrinkle Removal Techniques I use are:
Deep Laser Skin Exfoliation-Ablative Fractional Laser Resurfacing
Exciting, revolutionary new fractional ablative lasers like the Lux2940 ablative fractional erbium laser by Palomar provide deep exfoliation for removal of wrinkle surface irregularity with minimal down time. The Lux2940 fractional ablative erbium laser peel takes 20 minutes with topical numbing cream. You are pink and swollen for 3-4 days, ready for make up at day 4 and back to normal by day 6-7. Deeper treatments, although more effective, require a 10 day period of recovery. The results are excellent notice the wrinkle removal around the eyes and improvement in skin texture in the detailed photos below, above-before and below after Lux2940 laser peel:
These exciting results are possible because the new fractional ablative lasers leave intervening areas of the skin intact to speed healing. New Erbium fractional ablative lasers will soon be available.
Deep Stimulation of New Collagen Formation by Non-Ablative Fractional Lasers to restore skin volume.
The Lux1540 Laser by Palomar sends laser energy through the skin surface into the deep dermis where the laser energy stimulates new collagen production to plump the skin wrinkles. There is no downtime and no anesthesia is required. Collagen production takes four to six months and requires 4-6 treatments at 6 week intervals.The results can be dramatic-see before and after photos below:
Deep collagen remodeling to restore skin elasticity and tighten skin wrinkles.
There are many new skin tightening machines using both infrared and radiofrequency energy to remodel deep collagen and tighten skin. I use the LuxIR made by Palomar. results can be gratifying-see before and after LuxIRDeep photos below:
Collagen remodeling for skin tightening works by heating the very deep layers of the dermis. Special cooling tips on the device prevent injury to the skin. Results take 4-6 months. These new technologies are more effective for wrinkle removal than they are for tightening large areas of lax skin.
The combination of the above three new technologies are the most effective wrinkle removal methods available and are truly revolutionary.
Topical RetinA cream and the Aesthetician services of Microdermabrasion and Dermasound do exfoliate and stimulate new collagen in very small amounts and are excellent maintenance therapy during time intervals between the high tech wrinkle treatments.
This wrinkle treatment plan is new and my own method and is not widely understood.
Call me to come in for a consultation or email me with your questions. If you would like to email me your photos I will be happy to review them and suggest a consultation if I think that you may be a candidate for this wrinkle removal treatment.
If you would like to learn more about these methods read my book Save Your Face. If you come in for a consultation I will give you a free copy.
I look forward to meeting you.