David Levine, MD
Judith Silverstein, MD
Michael Fisher, MD, PhD
Martin Weil, MD
Kenneth Ellner, MD
Kevin Berman, MD, PhD
Tamu T. Brown, MD

 

Barbra Rosing PA-C
Norma Gordon PA-C
Alexandria Schuetz PA-C
Rebecca Myles, PA-C
Laura Browning, PA-C
Jenny Dickson, PA-C

 

Dealing With Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin).

Treatment for wrinkles runs the gamut from topical creams and moisturizers to cosmetic procedures. The most common medical treatments are:

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids, preparations made from "fruit acids" that produce subtle improvements in the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Retinoids,  consisting of Vitamins A derived creams that diminish wrinkles and sunspots.  It also has beneficial effects for acne and psoriasis.
  • Bleaching agents, lighten sun and age related brown spots on the face and body
  • Moisturizers, which temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, aid wound healing and improves skin texture.
  • Sunscreens, broad spectrum protection from harmful UV rays which can protect the skin from painful burns, wrinkling and skin cancers.

Cosmetic procedures include:

  • Facial Fillers such as Juvederm and Sculptra
  • Botox
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Chemical Peels
  • Laser treatment for hair removal and facial telangiectasias (small red unsightly blood vessels on the nose and cheeks) 
  • Plastic surgery for minor in-office procedures requiring exceptional skill to repair, restore or enhance skin appearance and health

The best prevention for wrinkles is to keep the skin moisturized and use sunscreen and sunblock to prevent additional damage from the sun.

 

Want more information about treatment for wrinkles from Atlanta Center For Dermatological Diseases? Call our Sandy Springs, GA office today at (440) 252-4333 to learn more. We also serve the Roswell, GA & Alpharetta, GA & Cumming, GA areas.

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