Wrinkles are a telltale sign of aging, but they typically start forming earlier than many people expect or even realize. Wrinkles often begin to develop at or soon after the age of 25.
The earlier you seek treatment, the more nonsurgical options you have for reducing your wrinkles and preventing them from worsening.
What are wrinkles?
While you may recognize these lines and creases all too well, not everyone stops to consider what they really are and what causes them in the first place.
With age, the skin becomes more fragile and less elastic. It also starts to get drier as your body stops producing enough oils to keep your skin supple. As a result, skin can appear saggy and loose, and lines and furrows can develop.
Some of the deepest wrinkles form around high-movement areas that are frequently creased and contracted for facial expressions. One common example of this is marionette lines.
How do I know what treatment I need?
There are many options available for minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Making a selection on your own can be daunting and even dangerous. Fortunately, figuring out the best possible treatment for you is exactly what we do.
An expert can guide you through the most suitable options for your needs, goals, schedule, and budget. At Turkle & Associates, we use our in-depth consultation process to create personalized treatment plans and make recommendations to help you look and feel more youthful.
Injectable wrinkle treatments can be divided into two main categories: fillers and neuromodulators. Treatments in both categories can safely and effectively treat wrinkles, but they work in different ways and are best suited for different types of wrinkles and levels of severity.
Dermal fillers, also known as wrinkle fillers, reduce the appearance of wrinkles by filling the space beneath the wrinkled skin with a gel-like substance. Fillers continue to grow in popularity. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, over a million men and women receive fillers every year.
Fillers vary in their formulation, consistency, and intended use (i.e. where to inject them for best results), but the most common ingredients include hyaluronic acid (HA), poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
Neuromodulators are a class of injectable wrinkle treatments, including Botox, Jeuveau, Daxxify, and Xeomin. Unlike fillers, neuromodulators diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing the muscles under the wrinkles with a derivative of botulinum toxin A.
Botox and Jeaveau are similar, but they’re not identical. There are few aesthetic treatments with a name as widely recognized as Botox. Botox is truly the first of its kind, and for decades, it was the only neuromodulator approved for treating dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by facial expressions).
Jeuveau, sometimes referred to as “Newtox,” is a much more recent addition to the antiwrinkle toolkit. It uses a slightly different botulinum A derivative, called prabotulinumtoxinA, and is more affordable than Botox. Jeuveau can provide similar results, but unlike Botox, it is not approved for other medical uses, such as migraine treatment.
Daxxify is the first peptide-powered neuromodulator. It is FDA-approved to treat frown lines, and it delivers long-lasting results. Some patients see a result lasting 4-6 months.
Xeomin® is a double filtered neurotoxin. The two filtration steps isolate the therapeutic components and remove the unnecessary proteins that don’t play an active role in treatment.
Combining Neuromodulators & Fillers
When it comes to fillers and neuromodulators, it’s not always a matter of one or the other. Sometimes, the best outcomes are the result of a combination of the two, such as with a liquid facelift.
A liquid facelift is a personalized treatment that uses a muscle relaxing agent like Botox and a dermal filler like Jeuveau to give your facial features a lift without surgery. The specific dermal filler and neuromodulator being used will depend on your unique needs.
Looking for Antiwrinkle Injections in Indianapolis?
Turkle & Associates is a premier provider of antiwrinkle injections in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas. Dr. Turkle is a top plastic surgeon in Indianapolis and is dual board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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