4 Non-Surgical Treatments for Wrinkles

Over time, fine lines and wrinkles start to show up on your skin, particularly in areas that can get a lot of sun like your face, neck, chest, and hands. Even bellies, knees and upper arms crinkle over time.  For many, smoothing out lines and wrinkles is a key anti-aging aesthetic goal.

At Apex Dermatology, Karin Harp, MD, FAAD, Aria Vazirnia MD, FAAD, Sherri Anderson PA-C, and Kristin Rupert PA-C can restore the smooth appearance of your skin. Dr. Harp and Dr. Aria treat new and existing patients from their Westlake Village, California, office.

With Dr. Harp and team, you have multiple non-surgical treatment options to resolve your wrinkles without invasive surgery. Here are some of Dr. Harp, Dr. Aria, Sherri and Kristin’s popular offerings that could non-surgically erase your wrinkles this spring.

1. Smooth facial lines with Botox or Jeuveau.

Injections with safe, calibrated doses of Botox® or Jeuveau block targeted nerves, stopping the muscle motions that lead to the appearance of many types of facial lines and wrinkles. Dr. Harp often recommends Botox injections for patients concerned about forehead lines or deep wrinkles around the eyes or mouth. 

A treatment only takes a short time, and you won’t need recovery time afterward. Your results last for 3-4 months, and you can use repeated treatments to maintain your desired appearance.

2. Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles with topical medications

Some topical medications, like Lytic agents and retinoids, can effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles by kickstarting your skin’s natural production of collagen. This protein gives your skin fullness. Topical medications can also increase your skin’s new production of collagen. Book a cosmetic consultation with expert clinicians to discuss your skin care needs. After 3-6 months of regular use, your deep lines and wrinkles will seem to disappear.

3. Turn back time with regenerative medicine

With a plethora of safe, effective lasers and a customized treatment plan, Apex Dermatology will help you to remove old sun damage, reduce wrinkles, shrink pores, lift skin and remove sun spots. 

Thermage provides comfortable collagen building that can be combined with most laser treatments or used alone. 

Clear + Brilliant laser is a light way to reduce sun damage over a gentle series of treatments. Fraxel Dual (non-ablative fractional laser) allows two wavelengths of light to be tuned to your exact skin needs to potently regenerate skin. 

Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling tightens skin, remodels pores, reduces wrinkles and restores the eyelids and jawline. 

Juliet Erbium fractional ablative laser is fantastic for remodeling deep wrinkles and stimulating the body’s natural healing ability to restore collagen levels.   

With specially derived growth factors from your own bloodstream, you can increase your natural production of collagen and other biological healing factors to restore the fullness and elasticity of your skin. Dr. Harp, Dr. Aria and team can layer your own platelet rich plasma (PRP) on top of the lasered area to soak into the microchannels or even inject it into the skin to boost healing and speed collagen production.

4. Restore lost fullness with dermal fillers

For a “facelift” style result without the surgery, look into dermal fillers. Injectable fillers restore volume to your cheeks, jawline, and lips, reducing the visibility of wrinkles and giving you a more youthful, smooth-faced look. Dr. Harp, Dr. Aria, Sherri and Kristin can recommend the best type of filler for your aesthetic goals. Your results are long-lasting, and you are likely to have little to no downtime after your injection appointment.

Fillers, neuromodulators, lasers, radiofrequency, chemical peels and skincare can all be considered when discussing your overall goals.  A customized, Board-Certified Dermatology approach with world-class skills, the very best topical agents, safety protocols and comfort enhancing techniques (ProNox available) will help you to enjoy your rejuvenation experience.  

To get started on treating your unwanted wrinkles without surgery this spring, get in touch with Dr. Harp, Dr. Aria and the team at Apex Dermatology now. You can book your initial consultation appointment over the phone, or use the online tool to request your appointment.

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