It often seems like you just wake up one day and have lines, wrinkles, and creases. Of course, that isn’t the case, but VIDA has seen an increase in clients who “suddenly” noticed lines and wrinkles—there’s many reasons for this. Thanks to nearly two years of being on Zoom day after day, we’re all paying a little closer attention to our own faces. Plus, now that winter has arrived, cooler and drier air tends to amplify the signs of aged skin. Fortunately, there’s something you can do about it.
Turning back the clock requires medical intervention—but not necessarily surgery. VIDA is much more than a medspa, offering the most effective non-surgical treatments from medical professionals. Our medical director, Dr. Glen, personally trains and supervises his staff to exact standards. We are home to MDs with board certifications, registered nurses, and injectors with CAEs. Keep in mind that the skill of your provider is just as important as the treatment itself. You deserve to only have the best experts taking care of you and your skin.
Best Treatments for Wrinkles
When it comes to stopping and preventing wrinkles, neurotoxins like Botox are key. Botox is a proven and highly effective injectable that temporarily “freezes” muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Increasingly, younger clients in their 20s and even late teens are using Botox to stop wrinkles from forming in the first place. This is an excellent form of prevention since you can “train” any muscle to be strong or weak. Weak muscles are a good thing when we’re talking about those little facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
However, lines and wrinkles are just one sign of sun damage and aging. Gravity also takes a toll, and that often present as overall skin laxity and poor texture. A chemical peel literally peels away the top surface of the skin. The results are two-fold. It reveals younger-looking, clearer, healthier skin hiding below the surface and it stimulates collagen production. Collagen is the body’s natural fountain of youth, but we produce less of it as we get older. However, treatments like chemical peels can encourage collagen production right where you need it. Chemical peels are available in a variety of depths and are comprised of a concoction of chemicals for all skin tones and types.
More Ways to Reclaim Youthful Skin
Sometimes you need something more than Botox and peels—or something to boost their power. Ultherapy is a revolutionary treatment that uses ultrasound technology to rebuild collagen structures and kick-start new collagen production. It is the same basic technology as ultrasounds pregnant people undergo with the same ability for providers to see the exact place they are targeting. Ultherapy ensures that providers specifically address your problem areas below the skin’s surface, and is so precise that it can even be used in very small and delicate areas, like around the eyes.
Ultherapy is approved for use on the face, neck, and chest, all common areas to see initial signs of aging. However, keep in mind that the results of Ultherapy are not immediate, though most clients need just one or two initial treatments. Since this is a collagen-dependent treatment, it takes time for the body to produce and “fix” collagen. You will start to see some results about one month after your treatment, with full results at six months. Clients love Ultherapy because it uses the body’s own healing powers to turn back the clock with results that last up to two years (at which point you can opt for more Ultherapy).
You Have Options: Correct Lines and Wrinkles
Unfortunately, most of the sun exposure now showing up on our face in the form of lines and wrinkles probably occurred when we were kids. Immediate signs of sun damage (sunburns) are only the beginning. It can take years or decades for the full damage to show. Even if you’re a committed sunscreen wearer today, you can’t undo the UV damage of years past without medical intervention.
So, which treatment or treatments are right for you? Find out during a complimentary consultation! Connect with VIDA right now by calling the office, or complete the online form for the quickest response.