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Talking About Care From Health Clinics

3 Types of Wrinkle Treatments That Don't Require Surgery

by Jack Long

Have you become unhappy with facial wrinkles? Perhaps you've used some over-the-counter creams and treatments, but to no avail. You might be considering surgery to tighten up your facial skin, but before you go under the knife, it's worth your while to try one or more of these more intensive, yet non-surgical wrinkle treatments.

Cryocare Facials

A cryocare facial is a facial that uses cold therapy to stimulate the skin. Cryocare facials are typically performed at a dermatologist's office. Your doctor will hold a special device against your skin, delivering waves of coolness. The coolness will help fight wrinkles in a few ways:

  • It stimulates blood flow to the skin, resulting in a "plumper" look
  • It causes the skin to produce more collagen, which fills in wrinkles
  • It brightens the color tone of your skin so that fine lines look less obvious

This procedure is painless, though you will feel some tingling that some patients find mildly uncomfortable. It should only take about a half hour, but you will need to go for repeat treatments every few weeks to keep your results intact.

Laser Resurfacing

Another type of treatment your dermatologist may recommend is called laser resurfacing. This treatment uses a special type of laser to mildly injure your skin. The slight damage the laser causes stimulates the body's healing process. When your skin starts healing, it produces more collagen, which causes the wrinkles to smooth out and fill in. 

A laser treatment only takes a few minutes. Afterwards, your skin may be slightly red and sore for a few days, but this should not keep you from going out and enjoying life in the meantime. Results will develop in the week or two after laser therapy.

Filler Injections

This treatment is a bit more intensive than the others on this list, but it is still much less invasive (and less painful) than surgery. Your dermatologist can inject any number of special filler treatments directly into the wrinkled skin.

For milder wrinkles, he or she may recommend collagen injections. Collagen is a protein that's lacking in wrinkled skin, and adding more of it will tighten and tone your appearance. For deeper wrinkles, your dermatologist may recommend a synthetic filler. These are often made from silicone and similar ingredients, and they provide longer-lasting results; some last up to 5 years. 

To learn more about these and other non-surgical wrinkle treatments, speak with your dermatologist.