Do you have wrinkles and folds that are causing you to look years older than you are? Don’t fret, there are advanced wrinkle solutions on the market today that will help smooth those pesky lines, improve your skin’s elasticity and prevent deep furrows from forming. Learn more about wrinkles here, what causes them, how they form, and what the best solutions are for wrinkle prevention.

What Causes Wrinkles

Wrinkles are often linked to aging and gravity. With age, the skin becomes thinner and less elastic, resulting in wrinkle development. However, there are other causes that can lead to the early formation of wrinkles including sun exposure, dehydration, smoking and even some medications. An individual’s genetic predisposition may also make them more susceptible to early signs of aging.

How They Form

Every time we use our facial muscles, a groove forms below the skins surface. Over time, as the skin elasticity weakens, over time these grooves become more prominent resulting in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Harmful ultraviolet radiation will also cause wrinkles to form in our skin by breaking down the skin’s collagen and elastic fibers. 

What Treatments Work and What Don’t

Not all anti-aging treatments are equal in their ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Many creams found on the market only work on the skins surface and are unable to penetrate deep into the dermis. Supplements designed to reinforce collagen proteins offer limited and inconclusive results. With several clinical studies supporting their efficacy, Botox and fillers are the gold standard for wrinkle prevention and correction. 

Most Effective Wrinkle Treatments

Dermal Fillers

One way you can help to rejuvenate your skin and reduce wrinkles is through cosmetic filler injections. This alternative to surgery is less invasive, virtually painless and safe. By using the same naturally occurring substance found in your body, dermal fillers can offer instant, natural-looking results. Some premium products even have the ability to produce results lasting up to 18 months. 

Neuromodulators 

One of the fastest and most effective ways in preventing and treating wrinkles is with the use of neuromodulators. These painless injections contain a purified protein that block the signals responsible for muscle contraction. This relaxation of the muscle, results in the softening of already present wrinkles as well as in the prevention and formation of new wrinkles.  

Neuromodulator treatments are also used to help individuals suffering from excessive sweating, muscle cramps, migraines and overactive bladders. The treatments are quick and easy and the results will last 3 to 4 months on average for the treatment of wrinkles and can last up to 12 months for medical conditions like excessive sweating. 

Sculptra

Sculptra is a premium-quality injectable that aims to correct deep wrinkles such as the laugh lines. Unlike other treatments, Sculptra contains PLLA which works with your body to trigger collagen production and restore your skin’s elasticity. It builds new strands of collagen in the skin allowing for a fuller, voluminous look that virtually eliminates wrinkles and deep folds. In as little as two to three sessions you can achieve tighter, healthier-looking skin with results that can last up to two years. 

Boost your confidence and improve how your skin looks and feels with one of our revolutionary wrinkle treatments today. At the Ottawa Skin Clinic, we offer all the latest solutions for healthy, youthful-looking skin. From Neuromodulator treatments to dermal fillers and injectables, we have a range of services that will noticeably rejuvenate your skin, and help to reduce the visible signs of aging in just one visit. 

The Ottawa Skin Care Clinic is proud to offer the latest, premium brands of cosmetic fillers and Botox treatments designed to eliminate wrinkles and improve your skin. Set up your first consultation today to talk with one of our certified skincare professionals about the solutions that are best for your skin type and condition.