Wrinkles Specialist

SkinScience and Wellness

Aesthetics located in Philadelphia, PA

Wrinkles may be a natural part of the aging process, but treatments can lessen their appearance and restore your younger, youthful look. Max E. Mercado, MD, Jose A. Bossbaly, MD, and the team at SkinScience and Wellness will soon be offering aesthetic treatments for wrinkles to enhance your natural beauty. To learn more, call the Philadelphia office to schedule your free consultation.

Wrinkles Q & A

What are wrinkles?

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that develop as you get older due to the changes in your skin’s structure. Although the skin on any part of your body can develop wrinkles, they tend to be more prominent on areas that get the most sun exposure, including your face, neck, and hands. 

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles occur due to a combination of factors. Some of these you can control, and others you can’t. 

As you get older, your skin produces less collagen, which is the protein that provides support and elasticity. With less collagen, your skin is more susceptible to sagging. 

Your skin also loses some of its subcutaneous fat, which means less volume and protection from the muscles under your skin. These two factors increase susceptibility to lines and wrinkles.

Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and smoking both speed up your skin’s aging process, which may cause skin changes earlier than you anticipate. 

Your genetics may also play a role in the health and structure of your skin. You may also be more likely to develop grooves and wrinkles in your skin from repeated facial expressions.

What are the aesthetic treatments for wrinkles?

While you can’t stop the years from ticking by, you can take steps to make it look like you’ve found the fountain of youth. Some of the aesthetic treatments that may help lessen the appearance of wrinkles include:

  • Cosmetic injections
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microabrasion
  • Prescription topical creams

The team at SkinScience and Wellness will soon offer an aesthetic treatment that uses laser energy to improve the health and look of your skin. 

The energy produced by the aesthetic tool stimulates your skin to produce collagen to improve support, strength, and elasticity to smooth out those lines and wrinkles. 

What can I do to prevent wrinkles?

The team members at SkinScience and Wellness are excited that they will soon be able to help restore your youthful appearance, but you can take steps now to slow down your skin’s aging process. The team recommends:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Using sunblock daily or covering up when spending time out in the sun
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Getting regular exercise

Following these guidelines after your aesthetic procedure to improve the appearance of your skin may also improve the longevity of your treatment.

To learn more about the upcoming aesthetic wrinkle treatments at SkinScience and Wellness, call us to schedule your free consultation.