It can really be frustrating to see deep wrinkles on our skin (specifically on the face). It is one of the inevitable signs of aging. And while invasive procedures such as surgery or minimally invasive procedures like laser treatments are effective, they often require you to spend time recovering.
However, there are a number of non-invasive procedures that also exist. This post has the following objective:
- Effective non-invasive procedures for deep wrinkles
- How these procedures work
- What you can expect from these procedures
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural sign of aging. It is caused by a combination of factors such as age, genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices. Wrinkles can be classified as fine lines or deep lines, with deep wrinkles being more prevalent in individuals over the age of 50. And since we all get to this point, it is important we understand what causes it and how to prevent it. However, if it has already set in, the only way we can manage it is through treatment or procedures.
What are Non-Invasive Procedures for Deep Wrinkles?
There are several non-invasive procedures for reducing deep wrinkles, including:
1. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are injectables that contain hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance in the body). The filler is injected into the skin to plump up sagging skin and fill in deep wrinkles and fine lines. Dermal fillers are a safe and effective way to reduce the signs of aging without the downtime of more invasive procedures.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a device with tiny needles to create small punctures in the top layer of the skin. This stimulates collagen and elastin production. Thus resulting in firmer, smoother skin. Micro-needling can help to improve the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines, as well as reduce scarring.
3. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels are a non-invasive treatment that uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the top layer of dead skin cells. This can help to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels come in different strengths, from superficial to deep, and can be customized to the patient’s specific needs.
What Should You Expect During a Non-Invasive Procedure?
The specific procedure and duration of each non-invasive treatment will depend on the individual and the severity of the wrinkles. Generally, non-invasive procedures take between 30 minutes to an hour, and there may be minimal discomfort during the procedure.
However, patients can usually return to their regular activities following the treatment, with minimal downtime. But medical professionals will remind you of what to do or what not to do right after the procedure. This may be as simple as applying SPF 30 creams or as complicated as dietary modification. This is to ensure that the treatment success is attained.
Can Non-Invasive Procedures be Combined?
Non-invasive procedures can be combined to achieve optimal results. For example, a patient may receive dermal fillers to plump up deep wrinkles and micro-needling to stimulate collagen production.
How Long Do Non-Invasive Procedures Last?
The duration of the results of non-invasive procedures varies depending on the individual and the specific procedure used. Generally, the results of non-invasive procedures can last anywhere from six months to two years.
Deep wrinkles can be a frustrating sign of aging, but there are non-invasive procedures available to help improve their appearance. Dermal fillers, micro-needling, and chemical peels are all safe and effective non-invasive procedures that can help reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines with minimal downtime.
Consult with a qualified skincare professional to determine which non-invasive procedure is best for your individual needs and goals. If you are a medical professional looking to get trained and certified in medical aesthetics, ReplenishMD Training offers industry-standard certification programs. For more information, visit our website today!