Genetic and environmental factors play major roles in aging. We cannot control our genetics, but we can certainly control the environmental factors that contribute to aging. Sun exposure, smoking and alcohol play a large role in aging. The easiest way to treat wrinkles is to prevent them in the first place!
There are many treatment options available to smooth wrinkles and even reverse the aging process once it has started. Sun avoidance and sun protective measures are the foundation to reversing the signs of aging and wrinkling.
The next step is a topical skincare regimen. Products that contain retinoids, Vitamin C, and other anti-oxidants help maintain the skin’s health, protect the skin from environmental elements and reverse the signs of aging. Daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen can help prevent sun damage, wrinkles, dullness, and discoloration.
One of the most sought-after treatments at Kittridge Dermatology for facial wrinkles is treatment with botulinum toxin (Dysport®, Botox® and Xeomin®). This is a simple, in-office treatment, with no downtime, minimal discomfort, and unparalleled safety.
Another popular treatment is the use of injectable fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, and Radiesse®. Fillers represent a non-invasive way to smooth away wrinkles, restore lost volume, and regain a youthful appearance. Dr. Kittridge strives to combine filler products to create harmony, balance, and a naturally appearing better version of you.
Micro-needling combined with application and injections of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been one of our most popular rejuvenating treatments due to its safety, efficacy, non-invasive nature, and low downtime.
For more on these procedures visit our “Cosmetic Dermatology Services” page.