As our skin goes through the aging process, it stops producing as much collagen and elastin as it did when we were younger, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and deep folds. Volume loss can leave your face appearing sunken and hollow.
What causes deep wrinkles and folds?
Wrinkles and deep folds are caused by a myriad of factors including:
- Ultraviolet light and a history of sun exposure
- Muscle contractions and facial expressions
- Lifestyle factors such as smoking and alcohol use
Types of wrinkles and folds
Once we reach a certain age, the skin is no longer able to “bounce back” from repeated facial expressions and the pull of gravity.
The loss of collagen and elastin leads to deep lines and furrows which require specialized treatment and do not respond as well to topical treatments such as retinoid creams. These wrinkles and folds include:
- Nasolabial folds
- "11s" between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines
- Marionette lines
- Lip lines
- "Parentheses" around the mouth
- Neck bands
What is the best way to treat deep wrinkles and folds?
As one of the leading medspas in the Northwest, we offer clients the following safe and highly effective treatments for deep folds and wrinkles:
- Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are injected below the skin to replenish lost volume due to aging, scarring or other factors. It is the gold standard when it comes to treating deep folds and wrinkles.
- Fractora: Fractora is a cutting-edge resurfacing technology that utilizes radiofrequency to reach deep within the skin. The results include collagen and elastin production, which in turn create firmer, youthful, more lifted skin.
- Fraxel: Fraxel is also known as fractional skin resurfacing. The Fraxel process involves beams of laser energy to treat the skin. This minimally-invasive therapy treats only a fraction of the skin at leaving the surrounding areas unharmed for faster healing. Fraxel can boost collagen and significantly reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles. It is one of the most popular treatments for anti-aging because it is so effective.