Nashville Skin Comprehensive Dermatology Center

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles may seem like an inevitable side-effect of aging, but they can quickly change a youthful face to looking older and tired. Not only that, but fine lines and wrinkles can detract from a person’s beauty and make them look older than they feel. Genetics plays a large role in how a person ages, but most people want to delay the effects of aging as much as possible. Luckily, when a person wants to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, the team at Nashville Skin can help.

What are Fine Lines & Wrinkles?

Fine lines are associated with the earliest signs of aging and/or sun damage. These usually begin to appear once a person enters their 30’s and 40’s. As we age, fine lines are caused by the repeated muscle contractions that happen under the skin when making facial expressions, like smiling, frowning or squinting.

Popular areas for fine lines are at the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet), between the eyebrows (the 11’s) and out from the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds or laugh lines). Nasolabial folds can appear as fine lines, but may also develop into lax, sagging skin, which causes a heaviness to the mid-to-low face and with time can create jowls. With repeated expressions making the facial muscles contract and release over the years, fine lines will inevitably develop, followed by wrinkles.

Wrinkles are deeper lines that fall into two categories: dynamic and static. A dynamic wrinkle is one that is visible with facial movements or expressions, for example, when smiling or frowning. Static wrinkles, also known as wrinkles at rest, are present even when the face is relaxed. Eventually, dynamic wrinkles will become static wrinkles, remaining visible at all times.

What Causes Fine Lines & Wrinkles?

Aging causes our skin cells to begin to divide more slowly and our skin produces less collagen and elastin. This loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. As a result, our skin becomes thinner and drier, eventually leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. In addition to aging, other factors can increase a person’s development of facial lines, including:

  • Smoking
  • Sun damage
  • Dehydration
  • Certain medications
  • Genetics

One of the first steps towards combating facial aging is to take excellent care of your skin with proper skin care and cosmetics. Remaining hydrated can also help keep your skin healthy and maintain your complexion. However, with the help of the innovative anti-aging treatments our cosmetic dermatologists use at Nashville Skin, it’s possible to not only reduce the signs of aging but, in some cases, reverse them.

Turn Back Time at Nashville Skin

Just as there are different types of lines and wrinkles, there are many diverse wrinkle treatments that can improve shallow to deep wrinkles in various locations such as the face, neck, chest, and hands. At Nashville Skin, we offer a wide range of the most effective facial injectables to help smooth the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles and restore a person’s youthful appearance.

Botox

Depending on the type of wrinkles and how deep they are, the effective neuromodulators such as Botox can improve dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscle contractions responsible for creating the wrinkle. This not only reduces the appearance of the wrinkle but helps prevent the formation of deeper creases because it allows the skin to rest.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a wonderful option for deeper lines or static wrinkles that cannot be improved with Botox. For some, a combination of facial fillers and Botox is the best wrinkle treatment option.

At Nashville Skin, our dermatologists and skin experts have extensive experience using facial fillers for smoothing away lines and wrinkles. We offer the following fillers for the best outcomes for treating facial creases:

Juvéderm is an industry-leading hyaluronic acid filler that we use at Nashville Skin to help plump up deep lines while providing volume to sagging areas. The Juvéderm line of fillers offer wonderful wrinkle treatment options for smile lines, laugh lines, and even marionette lines.

Juvéderm Ultra Plus is a specially formulated dermal filler for deep lines along the nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Juvéderm Ultra Plus can last 6-12 months.

Juvéderm Ultra XC is the perfect facial filler to augment the lips and area around the mouth (perioral area). Juvéderm Ultra provides patients with beautiful, natural-looking lip volume for 9-12 months.

Juvéderm Volbella is specifically formulated to enhance the lips and around the mouth. Volbella can be used to add more fullness to the lips as well as soften the appearance of lines around the mouth. The results of Volbella treatment can last up to one year.

Juvéderm Vollure is an excellent dermal filler used to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds, also known as laugh lines. Vollure has been shown to improve wrinkles for up to 18 months.

Juvéderm Voluma is a wonderful facial filler that is designed to restore lost facial volume in the cheeks and mid-face. Voluma is great for patients who want to augment their chin and profile as well. Voluma results can be long-lasting (18-24 months).

Laser Treatments

Laser resurfacing is a game-changer when it comes to improving fine lines and wrinkles. Laser treatments can safely and efficiently smooth away creases, revealing a more youthful, vibrant appearance without the downtime of a more-invasive procedure.

Peels

Chemical peels are the perfect choice for people looking to reverse early to moderate signs of aging. This powerhouse treatment can not only reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but it will also restore texture and tone, leaving you with a glowing, youthful appearance. Learn more about chemical peels at WebMD.com.

The Answer for Anti-Aging in Nashville

If you want improvement in facial lines and wrinkles, contact us today at one of our convenient Nashville locations (21st Avenue S area, Southern Hills Medical Center, Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Medical Plaza Brentwood ) or our Clarksville office to schedule a formal evaluation to create an anti-aging plan to help you look as young as you feel.

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