Deep vertical lines are very common among older women. They’re the result of natural aging. But if you have deep vertical lines on your face, don’t worry – there’s a lot that can be done to help you look more youthful.
What Causes Wrinkles?
In general, a combination of factors cause wrinkles and lines:
- Unfortunately, as you grow older, your skin becomes less elastic and thinner. Your skin also becomes drier due to decreased production of natural oils, which makes it appear more wrinkled. Finally, aging results in fat loss, especially in the deeper layers of your skin, causing loose, saggy skin, and deep wrinkles and lines.
- UV light. Guess what the primary cause of early wrinkling is? Ultraviolet radiation. Exposure to UV light breaks down collagen and elastin fibers located deep within your skin. Without collagen and elastin, your skin begins to lose its strength and flexibility. The result? Saggy and wrinkly skin.
- This is an obvious one. Smoking accelerates the normal aging process of your skin, resulting in premature wrinkles. This is because smoking decreases oxygen flow to your skin.
- Repeated facial expressions. Facial movements and expressions like smiling and squinting lead to fine lines and wrinkles. How? Each time you contract a facial muscle, a groove forms under the surface of your skin. But as you age, your skin loses its flexibility and is unable to bounce back. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.
So How Do I Get Rid of Vertical Lines?
If you really want to dramatically improve the appearance of deep vertical lines, then you should consider these three innovative med spa procedures that, when used together, significantly reduce the appearance of deep lines, folds, and wrinkles. These med spa treatments are Juvederm, Botox, and IPL photo facials. We’ll tell you a little bit about each one.
Juvéderm is a smooth gel filler that instantly erases wrinkles and lines around problem areas such as the nose and mouth including vertical lines. Best of all, Juvéderm produces immediate results that last up to twelve months.
How does Juvederm work? Juvéderm is comprised of a smooth hyaluronic acid gel that, when injected into the skin, smooths wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in the human body, and its primary function is to bind and absorb water, creating volume in the face. During the natural aging process, hyaluronic acid found in the body diminishes. The result? Those annoying lines and folds. Juvéderm corrects this by restoring hyaluronic acid in the skin, helping to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
Juvéderm produces immediate results, and these results continue to improve for one to two weeks as Juvéderm softens and draws moisture into the area. And you can expect these results to last up to 12 months. In fact, Juvéderm is proud to be the only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler to last up to one year with only one treatment.
Botox is a revolutionary prescription medication that improves moderate to severe frown lines, forehead furrows, smoker’s lines, and crow’s feet. It’s quick, painless, and seldom causes side effects.
How does Botox work? Botox is a neurotoxin and works by attaching itself to nerve endings. Once this happens, the neurotransmitter responsible for triggering muscle contractions, called acetylcholine, can’t be released. To put it more simply, Botox injections temporarily relax the facial muscles that underlie and cause wrinkles. This is also why wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity don’t respond to Botox treatments.
Botox offers real, noticeable results. Since Botox works by weakening facial muscles, full results are generally seen within five to seven days. You’ll see deep dynamic wrinkles gradually improve over time, in addition to the early effects seen shortly after treatment. Your results will continue to improve, until about two weeks after the procedure. At that time, you’ll be looking your best. The effects of Botox will gradually wear off over the next four to six months, and the wrinkles will need to be retreated.
IPL Photo Facials
IPL photo facials use broad spectrum light to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, facial redness, superficial scars, and brown capillaries.
How do IPL photo facials work exactly? IPL photo facials work by using a broad-spectrum light source that penetrates multiple layers of skin. This type of photo facial primarily targets the lower layers of skin (dermis) while leaving the top layers of skin (epidermis) unaffected. The heat generated from the light promotes healing of the skin within, treating a number of different dermatological issues.
IPL photo facial treatments call for five treatment sessions spaced three weeks apart to obtain desired results. In some cases, those results can be seen after only the first treatment! And skin continues to improve with each successive treatment.
Say Hello to a New Face with LaserAway
Kiss wrinkles good-bye with LaserAway.
LaserAway is proud to offer the most medical spa service options of any national skincare provider. LaserAway hires the most highly-trained staff experienced and certified in administering laser and other dermatological procedures. What’s more, LaserAway uses the most innovative techniques and cutting-edge laser technology. LaserAway aims to make your med spa experience comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying. If you want to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please email the LaserAway staff at LaserAway.com or call us at (888) 965-2737. LaserAway looks forward to uncovering a new, more radiant you.