Wrinkles are sadly a natural part of the aging process. Over time, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, leading to increased skin laxity. This laxity results in the development of deeper, more defined wrinkles. The appearance of these lines often reduces confidence and leads to a poorer self-image. Travis Shaw, MD is excited to offer our fast and effective line of wrinkle reduction treatments. Our firm belief is that beauty should be natural and personal. If you’re interested in rejuvenating your look and creating a unique beauty standard, request a consultation appointment today.
Why Do I Have Wrinkles?
Wrinkles and fine lines occur due to repetitive facial movements and excessive sun exposure. To make matters worse, natural collagen loss through aging makes the appearance of wrinkles almost inevitable. As we age, the collagen and elastin content of our skin declines. Once this decline has started, reversing the aging process becomes impossible without aesthetic treatments.
Wrinkle Treatment Options
Botox and Dysport
Botox and Dysport injections work by blocking muscle contractions using a compound called Botulinum A. When the muscles are at rest, your face is unable to make aggressive expressions. This limitation results in a reduction of dynamic wrinkles (frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet, for example) as the tension that creates these wrinkles is eased.
Juvéderm and Restylane use hyaluronic acid to add plumpness and reduce wrinkles by revitalizing facial volume. Injections typically take less than 30 minutes and deliver immediate results. Some bruising and swelling may occur during treatment, but the result is a refreshed, youthful look that only more facial volume can provide.
Lumenis Ultrapulse CO2
This high-tech laser resurfacing system uses a continuous series of short-period, high-peak-power pulses of CO2 energy to address wrinkles and fine lines. This results in smoother, more radiant skin texture achieved with minimal side effects.
Wrinkle reduction treatment results vary based on your preferred treatment. Botox and injectable treatments typically last for several months, but will require occasional touch-up sessions. After completing your skin rejuvenation sessions, you will notice a dramatic improvement in skin texture, tightness, and wrinkle reduction.
Wrinkle Reduction in Richmond, Virginia
Travis Shaw, MD is delighted to help the Richmond community achieve their ideal standard of personal beauty. If you’re struggling with wrinkles, consider contacting Dr. Shaw today. Make an appointment by texting/calling (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below.