Conditions: Wrinkles

What causes skin wrinkles?

No matter how healthy our diets are or how frequently we exercise, wrinkles are something that we are all bound to develop at some point in our lives. However, wrinkles aren’t just a sign of aging – they are a sign of sun damage, poor diet, and dry skin, among many other causes.

During our younger years, our dermis is full of fibers called elastin and collagen that together work to make the skin appear youthful and elastic. As we age, the levels of both elastin and collagen in the dermis decrease, which in turn makes our skin thinner and less capable of delivering moisture to the epidermis.

What is the risk of not treating unwanted wrinkles?

Sunscreens which block UVA every day is the most important and valuable topical you can apply for the treatment prevention of wrinkles. Hydrating, moisturizing and feeding your skin antioxidants, retinoids and growth factors is vital.

Using anti-aging skin care is one of the easiest things you should be doing to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.


Board-certified Dermatologist skin wrinkle solutions provided at our Seattle Skin Clinic:

Injectables: Wrinkle fillers are used as "volumizers," plumping and lifting cheeks, chins, jawlines, and temples; filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands. Depending on the filler and location, results can last from 6-9 months to over two years.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments (PRP): PRP is an innovative treatment that uses the essential growth factors in your platelet-rich blood cells to stimulate natural growth through a process known as bio-revitalization.
Lasers: (Halo, Pearl Fractional, Pearl, Sciton Joule, Infini, Fraxel Duo) A high-energy beam of laser light is used to smooth out wrinkles, lines, and scars. Lasers are also useful for the removal of moles, brown spots, and other irregularities. The laser also stimulates the creation of new collagen, which will help your skin continue to improve over time.

Seattle's wrinkle-smoothing experts:

If you want to smooth wrinkles or prevent aging, our highly skilled dermatologists at Dermatology Associates of Seattle can prescribe the proper treatment for your skin. Book a consultation and let our doctors assemble an individualized plan just for you.


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