Wrinkle Treatment Specialist

Focus Derm Institute

Medical Spa located in Alhambra, CA

There’s no denying that aging takes a toll on your skin. Wrinkles and fine lines can affect how you feel about your appearance, making you feel older and less confident. Focus Derm Institute in Alhambra, California, offers innovative laser treatments and Botox® injections to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, and cheeks. You can enjoy younger-looking, smoother skin without surgery or downtime. Schedule a consultation online or by calling the office directly.

Wrinkle Treatment Q & A

Focus Derm Institute

What causes wrinkles?

As you get older, your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin slows down. These substances are responsible for providing your skin with moisture and nutrients, while maintaining the volume and fullness of your face.

When you lose collagen and elastin, your skin begins to crease and fold over itself. This results in visible fine lines and wrinkles around your face and hands.

How can I prevent wrinkles?

While wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, there are some things that damage your skin and cause you to develop premature wrinkles.

To prevent prematurely aged skin, you should:

  • Quit smoking
  • Use high-quality moisturizers daily
  • Always use sunscreen with sufficient SPF
  • Wear protective sunglasses to prevent squinting

A good skin care regime can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles already affecting your skin. If wrinkles are affecting your satisfaction with your appearance, Focus Derm Institute offers additional treatment options, including laser treatments and Botox injections, to give your skin a smoother, more youthful look.

Which wrinkle treatment option is right for me?

Your Focus Derm Institute provider evaluates your skin’s condition and the severity of your wrinkles to determine which treatment will achieve your desired results.

Botox is effective at reducing the appearance of deep frown lines on your forehead and crow’s feet around your eyes. The prescription injection temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for lines and wrinkles, giving you smoother-looking skin with long-lasting, immediate results.

Laser treatments using the PicoSure® technology stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. New collagen growth adds fullness and volume to your face in sagging areas of your face and hands. Over time, as new collagen continues to form, your skin appears fuller and smoother. You should see optimal results within a few weeks of treatment that last for up to 12 months.

Do I need more than one treatment?

Whether you’re treating wrinkles with Botox injections or the PicoSure laser, Focus Derm Institute creates a custom care plan to determine how many treatments you need to maintain your results. Typically, you see a significant reduction in wrinkles after your initial treatment and only need maintenance treatments once or twice a year.

Additional treatments depend on the severity of your wrinkles. Your provider can discuss your expectations and cosmetic goals with you prior to recommending either treatment.

*Individual results may vary.