How to Look Younger

As with most people, I smile many times throughout the day, too many to count. Although it is a sign of happiness, we may not be the most happy when we see the fine lines and wrinkles that our smiles may reveal- especially around our eyes. Not to worry, there are many options for treating those pesky lines as well as preventing them.

Difference between Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Before we know which route is best it may help to know the difference between fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines are lines that may be caused by the movement of facial muscles when smiling or frowning. They can also be created due to a lack of moisture in the skin. Fine lines are usually not seen while the face is at rest, a wrinkle usually is.

A wrinkle is deeper than a fine line and can be caused by the natural process of ageing, as well as exposure to environmental factors or repetitive facial movements such as smiling, frowning or squinting.

As aging occurs, we lose collagen and elastin. While there is no way to stop the process of aging, we do know how they can be slowed down. Vitamins, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory ingredients, exfoliants, water, facials, injectables and facial lasers can help to ease the process.

Fine or superficial lines are easier to treat because they usually take place on the top layer of our skin, the epidermis. Regular monthly facials such as the hydrafacial , dermaplaning, or microdermabrasion will help address the issue and keep your skin hydrated and exfoliated. Exfoliation is a great anti-line prevention/treatment because it helps with cellular turnover, sleuthing off dead stagnant skin as well as allowing better product penetration (hydrating, healing products). Hydrafacial Picture Below


Skin Care Regiment

An at home skincare regiment is just as important as professional treatments since we only see you once a month at the office and at home you are treating your skin at least 60 times per month. Cosmedix Purity Clean is a great exfoliating cleanser containing L-lactic acid, peppermint and natural hydrators to thoroughly clean the skin without feeling stripped of our essential oils. Cosmedix Pure C is a must for any skincare routine because of its multi-purpose factors. It is essential in collagen production- fighting off fine lines, a potent antioxidant, helps treat hyper pigmentation and assists in sun protection when added to sunscreens.

Laser Genesis Treatments

Genesis laser treatment is also a great option for fine lines as well as redness and hyper pigmentation giving your skin an overall rejuvenation. It has no down time and can be done before a special event to give your skin a great glow or on a lunch break. It helps to stimulate collagen which in turn helps to treat the fine lines. For best results treatments once a month are recommended.


Botox treatment areas


Botox can be both preventative and treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Starting Botox before a wrinkle has formed can help to prolong the formation of that particular wrinkle by not allowing our face to activate that muscle. When starting in the prevention stage of lines, it requires less Botox. Having no down time or recovery, this can also be done during a lunch break. Since Botox lasts 3-4 months, only a few treatments per year may be needed. Mild to severe lines can be treated with Botox making it an ideal anti-aging treatment for many patients.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable facial fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma are also options to fill in wrinkles as well as add volume to the face. They work by filling the folds and creases. Dermal fillers can fill anything from the superficial lines and wrinkles esp. around our lips to the deeper more profound lines. Depending on which filler you choose results last from six months to two years.

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Whichever route decide to take or want to learn more about we are here to help. Please visit The Laser Image Company for your complimentary consultation.

Charlotta Pettersson

Charlotta Pettersson, Medical Aesthetician, has been in beauty industry since 2002. She is internationally trained at the School for Estheticians and Cosmetologists in Stockholm, Sweden and has a masters in fashion, print and beauty makeup. Her experience working with top plastic surgeons has led to the creation of new advance skin treatments.

About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments using Microneedlng with PRP. Our injectable specialists use Botox to smooth lines and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Exilis for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by Dr. Rubaum for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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