Nothing makes you look and feel older than you really are quite like wrinkles and fine lines. One of the most common signs of aging, wrinkles can be extremely frustrating and damaging to your self-confidence. Here at Celebrity Med Spa, our experienced team will show you how to get rid of wrinkles using a variety of long-lasting, effective, and comfortable treatment options.
What causes wrinkles?
It can feel like wrinkles just come out of nowhere. One day you wake up, look in the mirror, and see the appearance of crow’s feet, laugh lines, and wrinkles. But where do they come from? Do they just spring up overnight? Can anything be done to slow the aging process?
Wrinkles are the result of the loss of elasticity in the skin over time, due to decreased production of collagen and elastic fibers in the body. In many cases, your genetics affect the rate at which collagen is produced. Lifestyle factors also affect the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Here’s how to minimize signs of aging and wrinkles and maintain youthful and healthy-looking skin:
Stay out of the sun
UV rays from the sun create free radicals in the skin and damage elastin. Elastin is the compound that gives skin its elastic properties — particularly the ability to remain smooth and wrinkle-free. Cover up when going into the sun and use a high SPF sunscreen. Vitamin D is essential for healthy skin, so make sure to take a supplement during our long, dark, and dreary winter months.
Don’t smoke or vape
Smoking has been proven to damage skin (not to mention the myriad of serious health problems it causes, too). Smoking increases the production of free radicals, which stress the body’s immune system and ability to heal. While research is still being done on the effect vaping has on health, it’s a good idea to avoid vaping, too.
Enjoy a healthy diet and live an active life
Eating a balanced diet rich in dark leafy greens, vitamins, and minerals boosts your immune system and flushes toxins from your body. Exercise helps get rid of wrinkles by improving your skin’s tone and texture.
It’s believed that nearly 75% of people are chronically dehydrated. Sip water throughout the day and drink before you feel thirsty.
Lower your stress levels
Stress releases the hormone cortisol, which can have negative effects on your physical health, wellness, and state of mind. Focus on minimizing stress to maintain beautiful looking skin.
Methods for treating wrinkles
Here at Celebrity Med Spa in Beaverton, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments designed to both minimize the appearance of wrinkles and prevent the formation of new wrinkles.
Botox is probably the best-known injectable wrinkle-fighting treatment around — and for good reason! For decades, Botox has helped millions of people fight the signs of aging and get rid of wrinkles. Botox works by “freezing” the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles. It’s safe, effective, and a great choice for most people.
Juvederm is an injectable filler that smooths skin and fills in wrinkles on the face. The fillers are safe, natural, and over time reabsorbed into the body.
Restylane is another great filler for use on the face and chin. It can produce dramatic results, even if you have moderate to severe wrinkling.
When it comes to choosing an injectable treatment, our consultants will discuss your options and help you make the best choice for your face, skin type, and lifestyle.
Ultrasonic energy is a fast and effective way to get rid of wrinkles. Waves of energy penetrate deeply into the skin to:
- Promote blood flow
- Increase collagen production
- Strengthen connective tissue
- Tighten loose skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
At Celebrity Med Spa, we use the Exilis Ultra 360 and the Venus Concepts wrinkle reduction systems. They’re great for fighting wrinkles on your face, neck, arms, stomach, and thighs. Schedule your consult today to learn more.
Exfoliation to even out skin texture is one of the most effective ways to reduce signs of aging, including wrinkles. The Diamond Tome Microdermabrasion System promotes clear and vibrant skin in as little as one treatment session.
Diamond Tone uses real diamonds to remove the outermost layer of damaged skin, leaving behind clear, clean, smooth, and youthful-looking skin. The treatment is non-invasive and requires no healing time. It’s so fast and easy, you can even get it done on your lunch hour!
Our signature Obagi facials are built around a three-step process of deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturization. Using relaxing steam, a custom-fit facial mask, deep massages, and more, your facial will improve your skin quality and help you look and feel years younger.
In addition to our signature wrinkle-reducing facial, we offer a deep facial peel for even more exfoliation and moisturization. Ask our aestheticians which is best for your skin type and cosmetic goals! To achieve the best possible results from your facial:
- Wait 24 hours before heavy exercise
- Minimize exposure to the sun and wear high-quality sunscreen
- Avoid getting shampoo or soap on the treated areas for a day or so