Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Each smile and raised eyebrow encourages your skin to take a new shape. Treating them should be simple, but the market is flooded with potential solutions. Whether you’re looking for a new product or your first in-office treatment, there’s something out there for you. If you’re interested in learning more about treatment options for wrinkles, give us a call at 713-468-5200 or keep reading.
Your dermatologist can prescribe topical medication containing retinoids, including tretinoin, tazarotene, and adapalene. These medications take time and consistent use before you’ll be able to see results. Retinoids can cause irritation, including dryness, redness, itching, and burning. While using retinoids, you’ll want to be diligent in using sun protection: wear UV-resistant clothing and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or more.
Drugstore wrinkle creams can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. While they’re more accessible than prescriptions, they are less effective. Over-the-counter treatments contain lower quantities of active ingredients, so the improvements are short-lived.
You’ve probably heard of Botox®, but you may not understand how it works. Botox is injected into muscles in small doses to prevent them from contracting. Because the muscles can’t contract, the skin appears smoother, and it’s harder for wrinkles to form. Unlike topical treatments, you can see results from Botox within a few days of treatment. If you want to maintain the results, you’ll need to receive repeated treatments.
Dermal fillers are a quick and painless treatment for wrinkles. Our dermal fillers are formulated using hyaluronic acid, a chemical naturally created by our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is an excellent component for dermal fillers because this acid draws moisture to itself. Because it acts like magnets for water, it naturally plumps skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
For best results, you can use a combination of Botox and dermal filler to treat and prevent wrinkles. Different dermal filler treatments, like Restylane Lyft and Restylane Defyne, work best for treating different areas. Call us at 713-468-5200 to schedule your appointment and learn which treatment options are best for you.