Treatment of Fine Lines & Wrinkles in La Jolla
As a natural part of aging, your skin’s collagen and elastin begin to break down faster than your body can rebuild them. This causes your skin to thin, droop and lose elasticity, which causes winkles, furrows and fine lines. Stress and sun exposure can speed up this process.
Though wrinkles can develop just about anywhere, the skin around your eyes is particularly vulnerable because it is more delicate and so many of your facial expressions are linked to the eyes. These wrinkles around the eyes are also called “periorbital wrinkles” or, more commonly, “crow’s feet.”
At FACESplus in San Diego, we know that wrinkles and fine lines can be embarrassing or negatively affect your self-confidence. Please feel free to click on any of the treatments that interest you for additional information.
Ultherapy combines ultrasound imaging with ultrasound heat to actually lift lax skin without disrupting the surface of the skin. What is so amazing is that for the first time Ultherapy allows the physician to visualize the layers of soft tissue below the skin without cutting. The results can be immediate but the full effect takes up to 90 days while tired collagen is replaced with new, stronger collagen. You can think of Ultherapy as a process that “jump starts” your skin’s ability to produce fresh new collagen.
This new wavelength better addresses pigment and other dyschromia on the entire body with minimal discomfort. The DUAL delivers predictable epidermal turnover with each treatment, nearly all patients see immediate improvement. And due to collagen remodeling, those results are enhanced over weeks and months.
Fraxel re:store treatment is a gentle and effective option, which has been approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles, including those on the sensitive areas around the eyes. The downtime from a Fraxel re:store session is minimal, usually only a day or two. Fraxel re:store stimulates your natural healing process that works from the inside out, expediting the production of collagen and elastin. The result is tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin.
Fraxel re:pair treatment, like Fraxel re:store, has been approved by the FDA to improve the appearance of wrinkles, including those on the sensitive areas around the eyes. Fraxel re:pair is the most effective treatment for severe lines and wrinkles, giving you the most dramatic results possible without undergoing a facelift. In many cases, only a single Fraxel re:pair session is necessary. Because Fraxel re:pair is so effective on highly damaged skin, it is a more aggressive treatment, requiring a week or so of downtime as well as post-procedure wound care. Fraxel re:store stimulates your natural healing process that works from the inside out, expediting the production of collagen and elastin. The results are tighter, fresher, more youthful-looking skin.
Laser Genesis heats the upper dermis well below the surface of your skin, stimulating the regrowth of collagen. Laser Genesis is a safe, discrete and effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Results tend to be subtle yet consistent after each treatment. Four or five treatments are usually enough to give you clearer, more youthful skin. After Laser Genesis treatment, there are no embarrassing or painful side effects, such as skin irritation or bruising. Treatments are so gentle, they can be performed without topical gels or anesthetics.
The Pearl laser uses pulses of light to replace the entire top layer of skin with new, healthy skin while stimulating collagen growth. A Pearl laser treatment for fine lines and wrinkles is relatively painless; most patients report a series of short pinches during the treatments. Downtime is minimal, usually only three or four days. Because the Pearl laser treats your entire face, you may only need one or two treatments to renew your skin.
Thermage CPT uses unique radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the deep layers of your skin, while cooling the surface of your skin to keep it intact during the procedure.
The Thermage CPT deep heating process is optimized to stimulate your body’s natural skin renewal process, which helps tighten existing collagen and form new collagen. Over time, your sagging or wrinkled skin will be replaced with smoother, tighter skin. You may notice improved tone and texture as well as a general younger-looking appearance.
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