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Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist) | Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist / Trichologist)

Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist) | Dr. Sanchika Gupta (Dermatologist / Trichologist)

Wrinkle Treatments


Anti-aging/Wrinkle Treatments

Wrinkles, a natural part of aging, are most prominent on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, neck, hands and forearms. 

Although genetics mainly determine skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for people with light skin. Pollutants and smoking also contribute to wrinkling.

Symptoms

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck.

Anti-wrinkle treatment options
Anti-wrinkle treatment options


Treatment options

A variety of procedures are used by dermatologists to smooth out wrinkles. Some studies indicate that a combination of treatments may yield the most satisfying results.

Consult with our doctor about what’s important to you and which approach would best meet your needs and expectations as far as recovery time and results.

  1. Laser resurfacing – In ablative (wounding) laser resurfacing, a laser beam destroys the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis). This stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. As the wound heals, smoother, tighter skin forms. Laser resurfacing can’t eliminate excessive or sagging skin. Laser resurfacing is done as an outpatient procedure, usually with a local anesthetic. A newer method using fractional lasers has a shorter recovery time.
  2. Chemical peel – Doctor applies a chemical solution to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother. Depending on the depth of the peel, you may need several treatments before you see a difference in your skin.
  3. Microneedling – Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles with the help of dermapen or dermaroller. The purpose is to create microinjuries which initiate the process of wound healing and stimulates collagen and elastin production and thus improving wrinkling.
  4. PRP – A few ml of blood is withdrawn from the patient which is then centrifuged to separate platelet rich plasma from the blood. These platelets contain growth factors which are then injected into the concerned areas. These growth factors trigger cell proliferation and stimulate tissue regeneration in the treated area.
  5. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) – When injected in small doses into specific muscles, Botox keeps the muscles from contracting. When the muscles can’t tighten, the skin appears smoother and less wrinkled. Botox works well on frown lines between the eyebrows and across the forehead and on crow’s-feet at the eye corners. It takes one to three days to see results. The effect typically lasts a few months. Repeat injections are needed to maintain results.
  6. Soft tissue fillers – Soft tissue fillers, which contain hyaluronic acid (Juvederm) can be injected into wrinkles on your face. They plump and smooth wrinkles and furrows. With fillers, sagging of skin is also improved.

 

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