A dedicated skincare regimen and an overall healthy lifestyle aren’t enough to prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles over time. Along with these measures, cosmetic procedures, such as injectable and laser treatments for wrinkles, provide effective anti-aging tools to help restore a youthful look without surgery or excessive downtime.
The best facial wrinkles treatment or combination of treatments for your facial wrinkles will be determined during your consultation. Most treatments for facial wrinkles require a multi-modality approach to optimize results.
We recommend the following safe and effective facial wrinkle treatments at our Charlotte location:
Daxxify for Frown Lines
Daxxify® is FDA-approved to treat frown lines or the vertical lines that appear on the forehead between the eyebrows. Like other neuromodulators, it works by blocking the signals to muscles that make them contract, smoothing away wrinkles caused by these muscles.
Daxxify shares the same active ingredient as other neuromodulators, but its unique peptide offers longer-lasting improvement. While most wrinkle relaxers produce results that last between 3-4 months, Daxxify can sustain results for up to 6 months or even longer for some patients.
Botox for Forehead Lines
Botox®Cosmetic is one of the most popular neuromodulators for treating mild to moderate forehead wrinkles. In addition to reducing the appearance of frown lines, Botox works on horizontal forehead wrinkles and the fine lines that fan out from the corners of the eyes, known as crow’s feet.
While Botox offers similar benefits to Daxxify, the results typically only last 3-4 months. With regular treatment sessions, you can prolong your improvement indefinitely.
Dysport for Crow’s Feet
Dysport® is also FDA-approved for treating dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet. Botox and Dysport work the same way in relaxing targeted muscles and smoothing wrinkles caused by dynamic expressions. While comparing the two is often similar to comparing Pepsi to Coke, the subtle differences in the formulations might make one product preferable for some patients. Our expert injectors can choose the best neuromodulator for your specific needs and goals.
RHA Dermal Fillers for Smile Lines
Designed to mimic the skin’s natural hyaluronic acid, the RHA® collection of dermal fillers is the only FDA-approved HA filler for treating mild-to-severe dynamic facial wrinkles and folds, including smile lines. Since the filler closely matches the skin’s natural HA, it effectively treats wrinkles while maintaining natural facial movement. While they are an alternative to neuromodulators for lines in the upper face, these fillers can also work well in lower face creases such as smile and marionette lines.
Juvederm Vobella for Lip Lines
Juvederm® Volbella is used to add volume to the lips and treat the perioral area located just above the upper lip. The gel-like injectable restores natural-looking lip volume and targets the wrinkles around the mouth that are caused by sun damage, smoking, and the natural aging process. Those fine vertical lines are often referred to as smoker’s lines or lipstick lines and can be challenging to treat. Volbella reduces their appearance, smoothing the skin and creating a more youthful appearance.
Restylane Defyne for Marionette Lines
Restylane® Defyne is a safe and effective treatment to fill moderate-to-severe wrinkles in the lower face, including marionette lines. Unlike other fillers, Restylane Defyne is injected into the deeper skin layers to provide more structural support, creating more volume and lift, especially in the lower face area. Restylane Defyne effectively fills in the deep marionette lines and nasolabial folds around the mouth that develop as we age.
Profound RF for Fine Lines
Profound® RF combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to rejuvenate the skin by renewing it from within. Unlike other skin-tightening treatments, this device features the only technology clinically proven to stimulate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – three essential building blocks for plump, firm, and tight skin. In addition to treating visible lines, it helps prevent further sagging and wrinkling of the face and neck.
Sculptra for Deep Wrinkles
Sculptra® is FDA-approved to help treat mild-to-deep facial wrinkles and folds. It is composed of poly-L-lactic acid and when injected deep into the dermis, gradually stimulates collagen production and enhances structural support to improve the skin’s overall elasticity. The result is firmer, tighter, and more youthful skin with improvements that can last up to two years or even longer for some patients.
CoolPeel for Neck Wrinkles
CoolPeel® is a controlled laser treatment that delivers light energy in short pulses to resurface the skin without damaging it. It is designed to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging without requiring downtime. Laser resurfacing stimulates new collagen growth to produce smoother and tighter skin. It is gentle enough to be used on the neck’s delicate skin to address lines and wrinkles.
Although all facial treatments for wrinkles mentioned here have been proven to yield positive results, the provider’s skill and experience in performing the procedure are more important than determining which injectable or laser for face wrinkles to choose.
The team at Carolina Facial Plastics is solely focused on treatments of the face and neck. Our experienced team, including Heather Bryant, MPAS, PA-C, Amanda Piligian, PA-C, and Courtney Whitley, FNP-C, all perform our nonsurgical treatments.
These experts can determine the right treatment or combination of treatments for your skin concerns and goals.
To learn more about injectables and lasers for wrinkles, schedule a consultation at Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, NC today.