For the most part, the conversation between you and Dr. Kleiman will dictate what wrinkle treatment option is best for you. However, it’s important to know what options exist.
The most common type of wrinkle treatment uses a “filler” technique. These are injectables immediately help restore skin to a younger look, but mainly they also help your body produce collagen on its own. That part is more long term, but the immediate affect of the filler is the result you see mostly. Different fillers are usually different substances, but have very similar affects.
Juvederm, Prevelle and Restylane – The filler consists of hyaluronic acid which is made up of collagen, elastin fibers and some other cells that help avoid rapid degradation. The skin regains thickness and the hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture to also help reduce wrinkles.
Radiesse – The filler consists of calcium salt which has a very immediate affect on skin thickness. This has a less long term affect of collagen production and is meant for quicker results.
Bellafill – The filler consists of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and a collagen gel. The gel helps give immediate results while the PMMA microspheres remain in place to stimulate the body’s own production of collagen in the long run
Studies have shown t hat by the virtue of just stretching out and thickening the skin, collagen production naturally increases on its own. So those immediate affects and also have an impact on collagen production
Botox is the leader in this type of wrinkle treatment. Botox is actually a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles. It derives from a natural organism. It’s actually used in certain muscle conditions to help treat stiff muscles as well as bladder conditions, migraines and a few other conditions. However, the temporary paralysis also helps reduce wrinkles. Many facial wrinkles are caused by fine muscles underlying the skin that get tense and stressed over time.
For more information on cosmetic treatments for wrinkles, contact Severn River ENT Plastic and Laser Surgery at (410) 544-9988