What are Wrinkles?
The term ‘wrinkles’ can refer to a wide range of skin conditions, from fine, surface lines to deep folds in the face. Wrinkles are a central part of aging, but most people experience wrinkles differently and there are some factors that cause a delayed onset for some patients. They’re most commonly caused by the natural deterioration of the skin’s elasticity and underlying volume. However, poor skincare and UV exposure can take a toll on the skin over a lifetime. Things like smoking or drinking can also accelerate the aging process
Resurfacing with laser or radiofrequency is an effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by removing dead, dry surface skin and jumpstarting the skin’s natural collagen and elastin production.
Resurfacing and other skincare treatments are some of the best non-surgical ways to treat wrinkles and restore a youthful profile with less downtime than surgical alternatives. The treatment begins with thorough cleansing of the treatment area and then the application a topical anesthetic. The anesthetic is allowed to work on the skin for about 30 minutes and then removed. Then, the resurfacing handpiece is applied to the treatment area so that the energy can treat the affected skin and jumpstart your skin’s natural healing functions. Resurfacing can take as little as 30 minutes, depending on how extensive your treatment is.
Results & Recovery
Although Dr. Janiga will ensure you know what to expect during your recovery, your downtime will be largely based on how extensive your treatment is. Resurfacing can be performed at precisely-measured depths and intensities to make sure you get the results you need but, generally, lower settings require one to three days of recovery while higher settings require longer.
One of the most important parts of your recovery process is caring for your skin as it heals and rejuvenates. It’s highly important to avoid sun exposure during your recovery period, as resurfacing can cause your skin to be photosensitive. This can increase your risk of hyperpigmentation and sun damage. Dr. Janiga will also instruct you on which skincare products to use during this time to ensure your skin can heal quickly and effectively. Depending on your skin and intended results, you may require a package of treatments before you see best results, and Dr. Janiga can recommend the best treatment schedule for your skin.
Schedule A Consultation
The best way to discover your options for facial wrinkle rejuvenation is through a consultation with Dr. Janiga or her Nurse Practitioner Darci, who can recommend the best treatment plan for you. To set up a consultation in our Reno/Tahoe dermatology and cosmetic surgery office, schedule a consultation online or call 775-364-0224.