Wrinkles, or creases, in the skin are a byproduct of aging and environmental damage that many people do not like the look of. Fine lines and wrinkles can make you look older than you are, especially if you are prematurely wrinkled due to lack of sun protection or smoking. Skin crease treatment in San Diego at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology can include injectable treatments, such as Botox and dermal fillers. Fat grafting is another popular way to reduce wrinkles and add volume, and laser skin resurfacing can not only treat wrinkles but also reduce dark spots or acne scars. Talk to one of our expert, board-certified dermatologists to find out which method is best for you!

Skin Crease Treatment

Botox is one of the most popular and well known methods for treating wrinkles. What many people don’t know, however, is that it works best for a specific type of wrinkle. Botox is great for treating dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet and forehead lines, but not so great for lip lines, marionette lines, or laugh lines due to the way it works. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means that it works by relaxing specific muscles. When applied to wrinkles, that means that it relaxes the specific muscle that is causing the wrinkle, allowing the skin to rest and smooth out while at the same time preventing future wrinkling. Botox can also be used for various other purposes, including stopping excessive sweating and helping treat chronic teeth grinding.

Treating and preventing wrinkles with Botox or any other type of injectable treatment or laser should always be done by an expert, board-certified dermatologist, such as those at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. Only a skilled dermatologist with experience in wrinkle treatment will know how to achieve the best results with a minimum of side effects.