Wrinkles

Beena Nagpal, MD -  - Medical Aesthetics

Bella Medical Aesthetics

Beena Nagpal, MD

Medical Aesthetics located in Clarksville, MD

Wrinkles Specialist
Wrinkles occur naturally, but that doesn’t mean you need to keep them around. Dr. Beena Nagpal of Bella Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer a variety of effective treatments to help people in Clarksville and Columbia, Maryland, enjoy smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Call the office today for a consultation or appointment.

Wrinkles

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural byproduct of aging. Over time, skin cells take longer to divide and the skin’s inner layers become thinner. This leads to less elasticity and structure, more dryness, and less speedy healing. All of these contribute to wrinkles. Spending excess time in the sun also contributes to UV damage. Further, smoking contributes to wrinkles by reducing your skin’s ability to produce collagen.

What can I do to reverse them?

There are a variety of minimally-invasive ways to bring out more youthfulness in your skin and smooth wrinkles, including:

  • Botox®: an FDA-approved injectable medication that temporarily paralyzes muscles, reducing moderate-to-severe wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines
  • Dermabrasion: procedures that carefully sand away the outer surface of your skin, revealing a smoother, fresher skin
  • Laser skin resurfacing with Pelleve®: a gentle radiofrequency technology that stimulates collagen and fibroblast production making skin supple and tighetining the skin and creating facial lifts. This is excellent for fine wrinkles and a patient's neck area.
  • Fillers: injectable medications, such as Juvederm®, used to restore lost volume in your cheek or lip area
  • Over-the-counter and prescription retinoid creams: creams containing retinol, a vitamin A derivative, to increase skin cell turnover and stimulate collagen production

  • Deep Chemical Peel

Do the treatments hurt?

Most in-office wrinkle treatments cause little, if any, discomfort. Some people compare the sensation of Botox injections to a tiny pinch. Microdermabrasion is a lot gentler and less likely to cause pain that dermabrasion. Juvederm contains numbing ingredients to help minimize discomfort. If you’re concerned about additional pain or have especially sensitive skin, you may request a topical numbing cream or apply ice before injection treatments.

What can I do to prevent wrinkles?

Some amount of skin wrinkling is inevitable over time. That said, you can take steps to minimize its appearance. The leading cause of wrinkles is sun exposure, so avoid the sun when you can, and cover up or wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors. Quitting smoking (or never starting) and getting sufficient nightly sleep can also help. Avoid squinting by wearing glasses, if needed, and eat a healthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, is particularly helpful for skin plumpness.

 

We have medical strength skin care products available only in doctors' office for keeping your skin fresh and radiant in between your spa treatments.

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