Top Low-Risk Wrinkle Reduction Treatments
posted on 9/24/2010
Are you intimidated by the idea of getting facelift surgery? You may not need to go under the knife just yet, and can sidestep many of the risk and side effects of surgical procedures by choosing a low-risk wrinkle reduction treatment instead. Many cosmetic surgeons and medical spas in your area now offer several minimally-invasive wrinkle removal treatments that can help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, reverse the signs of aging and help you achieve a more youthful look.
Get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon in your area for a consultation. Your surgeon will be able to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different types of wrinkle reduction treatments, and create a comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve the results you want.
Skin Tightening Procedures
Thermage and Titan are among the leading skin tightening procedures for patients of all skin types, and work by emitting high-energy heat waves deep into the dermis to trigger a contraction. These skin tightening procedures produce progressive results, and will make the skin become firmer, more toned and make it appear more resilient over time. There is no risk of burning or discoloration of the skin tissues, so they are considered to be low-risk wrinkle reduction procedures.
Injectable fillers work by adding volume to the skin tissues to create a plumper, more rejuvenated appearance. These are very low-risk wrinkle reduction treatments because they carry very few side effects and can be performed in just under an hour. Some of the most popular injectable fillers for wrinkle reduction include:
Many of these injectables are part of a “liquid facelift” procedure, an alternative to facelift surgery.
Medical Grade Facials
If you are on a tight budget but still want to improve or maintain your youthful looks, you may be a good candidate for a medical grade facial. Medical grade facials include deep exfoliating, hydrating and collagen-boosting products, and can help to not only improve the texture and tone of your skin, but also reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time. Medical grade facials may include a chemical peel component which helps to remove the top layer of skin and stimulates collagen production. Getting these facials every two to three months can help you maintain a youthful appearance.
Microdermabrasion can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by buffing away the dead layer of skin cells to reveal the fresher layer underneath. You will need to undergo a series of microdermabrasion treatments to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines completely, but regular treatments will help to increase collagen production which helps to plump up and tone the skin. Microdermabrasion is a very low-risk, minimally-invasive procedure and continues to be a popular anti-aging treatment.
Learn more about wrinkle removal treatments in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for any of these low-risk wrinkle reduction treatments.