Wrinkles on face can leave Charlotte, NC patients looking older, discover different ways they can be treated and the benefits of each.

Wrinkles are a common sign of aging that can be treated
Wrinkles on face are a common sign of aging many Charlotte, NC patients experience. While wrinkles are a natural part of aging, it’s not the only thing that causes them. Repeated use of muscles can cause dynamic wrinkles such as laugh lines and frown lines. Sagging skin that occurs as people age can lead to deep wrinkles forming on the neck as well as the face.

Wrinkles on face can leave patients feeling self conscious and looking for ways to remove them. There are many ways a cosmetic plastic surgeon can treat wrinkles and improve a patient’s appearance. Nonsurgical options, surgical options, and a combination of the two can help rejuvenate the skin and eliminate or reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Nonsurgical options offer temporary results but a fast recovery time
There are many nonsurgical options to treat wrinkles on face. One of the more popular and well known ways is through the use of injections such as BOTOX and fillers. BOTOX is injected into the muscle which freezes it and reduces the appearance of the wrinkle. Laser treatment can also be used if injections aren’t an option for patients or if the wrinkle is in a difficult to reach place.

One major benefit of nonsurgical options is that they typically have a fast recovery time. Following most laser procedures and BOTOX injections, patients can return to activities and work right afterward. Pain is minimal, and any redness or bruising left afterward quickly fades. Injections, however, offer temporary results that last between three and six months.

Surgical options to treat wrinkles on face offer longer lasting results
Surgical options to treat wrinkles on face usually have a longer recovery time, but have longer lasting results. Facelifts, Browlifts, and neck lifts are all surgeries that tighten the skin and lift it back, which in turn helps eliminate wrinkles as the skin stretches. These typically require a few weeks to recover from but have results that last permanently or for extended periods of time.

Your doctor can determine which option will work best for you
A doctor can determine the type of treatment that will work best to reduce or eliminate wrinkles on face. The doctor will evaluate you at a consultation then discuss the options available to get you the best results possible. The doctor may recommend one procedure or multiple. They may also pair a surgical treatment with a nonsurgical one if that is the best option for you.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC patients who have wrinkles on the face and want them reduced or eliminated have many options available to them. For an examination and to work out the best treatment option for you, contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. Contact his office to get started today.