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Reducing The Appearance Of Wrinkles: Three Options To Consider

by Stella Robinson

If you are beginning to develop wrinkles or fine lines and want to do something about them, a plastic surgeon may be able to help. There are several surgical and nonsurgical procedures to consider, which your doctor can use to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Here are some of the options available you might want to discuss with a plastic surgeon.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is an outpatient procedure that can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, liver spots, and scars, as well as other imperfections. Your plastic surgeon will use pulsating beams of light to reduce these minor flaws to leave your skin looking clear and smooth. Depending on the amount of work you wish to have done, your doctor may have you come in for multiple treatments over a period of time to get the desired results.


A facelift is a surgical procedure typically performed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging around the jawline, chin, and neck. It can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other procedures to create a more youthful appearance. It can be used to reduce extra skin on the neck, and it can also be used to improve the natural contours of your face. While facelifts are a type of surgery, your doctor will be able to determine if you need to be admitted or if you can have it performed as an outpatient procedure.


If you have fine lines and you don't want to have a surgical procedure performed, injections might be the right option for you. Some injections are wrinkle fillers, while others relax the muscles in your face. injections can be used to reduce the appearance of laugh lines, crow's feet, or forehead lines. You may need to have the injections performed more than once as you begin to age, but the results are typically noticeable soon after the procedure. In some cases, you can combine this treatment with other available options to reduce the overall appearance of aging.

Your plastic surgeon can walk you through all of your available options and help you to determine which one is best for you. Be sure to discuss your medical history, including any allergies or current medications, as this will help him or her to determine if you are an ideal surgical candidate or if you would better benefit from nonsurgical procedures.