How to Fight Wrinkles: A FAQ with Alyce

how to fight wrinkles with Alyce

Aging, stress, and a number of environmental factors commonly lead to the development of lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, along the nose, and along the lips. Facial wrinkles can develop as early as your 20s!

These wrinkles can make otherwise healthy people look tired, aged, or sad. Alyce has spent years helping her clients fight their wrinkles with the most effective, convenient options available. She uses advanced, minimally-invasive treatment options to achieve amazing anti-aging transformation, in just minutes!

No two cases are identical. Alyce custom-tailors every anti-aging treatment to her patient’s unique face and desired look. Her treatments achieve flattering but natural-looking results, every time.

It is very important to Alyce that her clients feel 100% confident and are enabled to make well-informed decisions about their skincare. She will be happy to answer any questions you have about your wrinkle-fighting options!

Below are some of the most common questions Alyce receives about facial aging and wrinkle-fighting solutions:

Why Do I Have Wrinkles?

A wrinkle forms for one of two reasons:

Muscles pulling, holding, or overwearing the skin
Loss of skin volume due to loss of fat, bone, collagen, and elastin

We use the muscles in our face on a daily basis to speak, form expressions, read, and complete a large number of other movements. Eventually, repeated use of these muscles can create lines and folds between the brow, around the eyes, and along the mouth. The muscles may become taut, keeping lines from expressions in place. These types of wrinkles are known as Dynamic Wrinkles.
The glabellar lines, or “elevens,” that form between the eyebrows are a good example of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are often best treated with a muscle-relaxing injectable, like Botox Cosmetic or Dysport.

The majority of wrinkles, known as Static Wrinkles, form as a result of lost skin volume and overuse of certain facial muscles. Skin is supported when we are young by a healthy supply of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin. Hyaluronic acid is a nourishing molecule that keeps collagen, elastin and support structures of the skin healthy. Collagen is a valuable protein that fills the skin and contributes to a youthful, volumized look. As we age, unfortunately, our body produces less hyaluronic acid and collagen. Our elastin also naturally breaks down. With less to support the skin, lines and wrinkles form. The face can take on a sagging appearance.

Thankfully, these wrinkles can be treated for the long-term!

Alyce offers her clients a number of ways to restore skin volume and stimulate new collagen for a smoother looking complexion. The most popular and convenient anti-wrinkle option that Alyce offers today are Dermal Fillers. Marionette lines, nasolabial folds, thin lips, and sunken cheeks are just some of the facial-aging issues Alyce can address with fillers.

Alyce erases static wrinkles for up to two years with dermal fillers. Dynamic wrinkles can be treated for 3 to 6 months with Botox Cosmetic or Dysport.

What are Marionette Lines?

Marionette lines are the vertical lines that can form alongside the mouth. As volume and skin laxity change with age, marionette lines can form.

What are Nasolabial Folds?

Nasolabial folds are the deep lines that form alongside the nose. Nasolabial folds are considered static wrinkles.

What are Glabellar Lines?

Glabellar lines are the vertical lines that form between the eyebrows. These are commonly a result of overfiring muscles that are active when you furrow, frown or express concentration.

How Do I Get Rid of Wrinkles on My Face?

The best anti-wrinkle solution for you will be the one that is appropriate for your skin type, facial structure, health, and personal goals. Alyce will take time to walk you through your wrinkle-fighting options in order to decide together the best treatment.

Alyce stresses the importance of finding long-lasting anti-aging solutions that fit a busy schedule! For this reason, Alyce most frequently recommends Dermal Fillers to her clients who want to turn back the clock on aging.

Dermal fillers are a safe, quick way to restore a smooth, youthful look that looks flattering and natural. Fillers can be administered in under 30 minutes, leaves no scars, and achieve immediate improvement!

Alyce offers a range of dermal fillers so that you can achieve the exact look you want.

Dermal fillers are available in different formulations to target wrinkles and restore volume to the desired area or facial features. Alyce achieves beautiful results with Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Voluma XC, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft.

Patients frequently combine PRP and Botox with Dermal Fillers to subtly smooth their facial wrinkles. The treatment is quick, convenient, and can easily be extended for the long-term.

Other highly effective methods of reducing facial wrinkles and restoring tight, youthful skin include:

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL): IPL is a non-invasive photorejuvenation. The treatment will address hyperpigmentation and improve surface irregularities, as well as stimulate collagen growth. The renewed collagen will result in skin tightening and a reduction in wrinkles.

Microneedling: Microneedling promotes skin renewal by inserting fine, medical-grade needles into the deep dermis. The microchannels will encourage collagen which thickens the skin and creates firmer skin surface. The skin becomes more volumized, filling in wrinkles. Clients notice firmer and smoother looking skin with a healthy glow.

PRP: Patients have the option of receiving PRP application with microneedling. PRP has shown to dramatically improve collagen growth and skin renewal for optimum, wrinkle-fighting results.

Chemical Peels: Chemical peels will shed dead, surface skin cells to reveal newer, healthier skin. Your chemical peel will be tailored to you and your skin’s unique needs. A deep chemical peel stimulates your skin to regenerate and repair and is an excellent way to stimulate collagen production. The added collagen will reduce wrinkles and achieve smoother, tighter skin.

How Can I Get Rid of Wrinkles on My Hands?

Fillers are also an excellent option for restoring a smooth, youthful look to the back of the hands! Dermal fillers will add natural-looking volume to smooth away wrinkles, hide veins, and fill in prominent tendons. PRP along with fillers add an even greater benefit.

What is in Dermal Fillers?

The main ingredient in Juvederm and Restylane dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule in the body. Dermal fillers are great because they not only restore a healthy look, they also improve the health of the skin itself. The added hyaluronic acid will encourage new collagen growth that keeps the skin glowing for months after injection. Results look and feel natural, because it is all natural components that achieve the final look.

What can Dermal Fillers Treat?

Dermal Fillers can successfully address:

Nasolabial folds
Marionette lines
Brow lines
Smile lines
Fine lip lines
Lost volume in the cheeks, chin, or hands
Lines and wrinkles almost anywhere on the face or body

Dermal fillers also achieve natural-looking augmentation of the lips.

What is the Best Dermal Filler?

Alyce accomplishes beautiful results with both Juvederm and Restylane fillers. The right dermal filler for you will depend on the goals you want to achieve, the health of your skin, your allergies, and Alyce’s professional recommendation.
Candidates must be over 21 to receive dermal fillers.

Can I get rid of lip lines?

Dermal fillers add natural-feeling volume to the lips and work well against lip lines. The injection will be customized to achieve your recommended and preferred level of volume and to smooth away your fine vertical lines. In some cases, “smoker’s lines” can be addressed with Botox. Alyce will be happy to assess your case and make a recommendation for your best option.

What are the Side Effects of Facial Fillers?

Side effects of facial fillers include bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site.

In rare cases, small bumps may occur. These conditions are normal and usually go away within a few days. Ice application will help reduce bruising and swelling. Alyce administers injectables with a skilled hand, which keeps these post-procedure conditions to a minimum.

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved strain of the botulinum toxin. Botox acts as a wrinkle relaxer to smooth away lines and furrows between the eyebrows, under the eyes, or around the mouth. Botox is also effective for treating neck bands, migraines, and hyperhidrosis.

Botox is one of the most popular wrinkle-fighting injectables on the market because it works! Wrinkles vanish for three to six months. Treatment with Botox takes only 15 minutes and results can be extended easily for the long-term.

What are the Side Effects of Botox?

Side effects of botox include bruising, swelling, or redness. But these are rare. These conditions will resolve within a few days of injection. If itching, rash, or headaches occur, let Alyce know.

How Can I Prevent Wrinkles From Forming?

Sun exposure, smoking, stress, genetics, and other lifestyle factors can wear down the skin, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. In order to keep your skin as smooth and healthy as possible, drink plenty of water every day. Wear sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat whenever going outside.

Botox injections and dermal fillers have been shown to help prevent the formation of future wrinkles. A regular, professional skincare regimen with Alyce is an excellent way to prevent skin aging and keep your face looking beautiful for years to come!

Alyce works closely with her clients to help keep their skin looking healthy and beautiful, at every age. She will assess your case to help you improve your skin’s health and find the best way to address any signs of facial aging.
Tired of looking older than you feel? Schedule a private consultation to learn more about the easy, effective wrinkle solutions at Skin Care by Alyce.

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