Wrinkles and fine lines form as our skin loses its structural integrity. When we’re young, the skin is quite firm and elastic thanks to a complex structure of connective proteins like collagen and elastin.
As we age, our skin regeneration slows so we don’t produce new proteins as rapidly. It leads to sagging and wrinkling, especially in areas where we move our faces a lot.
Skin aging can be split into two main categories: Extrinsic and intrinsic.
Extrinsic aging, also known as photoaging or premature aging, is caused by destructive forces from outside the body, like sun exposure, cigarette smoke, pollution, and poor nutrition. These aggressors speed up cell death from the outside, but they can be slowed down with protection and antioxidant-rich skincare.
Intrinsic aging is an internal, uncontrollable process determined by our age and genetics. As we age, the cell regeneration process slows down, and our body struggles to create the proteins and other components that keep the skin looking firm. It’s largely uncontrollable except through very powerful collagen-stimulating treatments.
Whether you want to slow down the progression of fine lines or get rid of them entirely, we offer a range of effective anti-wrinkle treatments that make a difference.
Our favourite way to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines is by encouraging the skin to function more as it did in your youth, with a diverse range of FDA and Health Canada-approved services.
These powerful procedures stimulate the skin on deeper levels, emitting energy that boosts collagen and elastin production. Regular treatment is the most effective way of treating fine lines and wrinkles at the root.
Some of our skin renewal options are very intense and fast-acting, like CO2 fractional laser, while others are a little more gentle, like our Sylfirm X RF-Microneedling , DP4 Microneedling and bi-polarized radiofrequency-based eTwo treatment.
We’ll be happy to recommend the best option for you depending on the severity of your wrinkles, your lifestyle, and any other relevant factors.
Botox and dermal fillers can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles almost instantaneously. If you’re concerned about a few specific, stubborn wrinkles, we think they’ll give you the results you want!
Botox works by preventing the muscle contractions responsible for fine lines around the eyes or deep forehead wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm have a plumping effect, so they help smooth out nasolabial folds and other static wrinkles, especially in the lower half of the face or under the eyes.
Combining both treatments via Softlift often gives the most natural-looking results, especially when done by an expert injector like Dr. Jacobs.
From mild enzyme treatments to intense dermalinfusion, jetpeel, oxygeneo or hydrafacial we offer a range of various treatments that will help maintain your skin’s youthfulness. Based on skin resurfacing, these facials remove damaged layers of excess dead skin, which in turn reveals younger, smoother skin while supporting the regeneration efforts of your skin cells.
These facials are gentle, so you can do them instead of or along with more powerful skin-renewing treatments.
An at-home skincare regimen with sunscreen and a retinoid is the best option for preventing fine lines and wrinkles. Clinically-formulated skincare often provides the best results, and with a tailored routine, you can even see continuous improvement.
Fine lines are simply small wrinkles. While some wrinkles appear as deeper folds in the face, fine lines are thin, concentrated wrinkles. Deep wrinkles include frown lines and nasolabial folds, while fine lines often show up around the eyes (i.e. crow’s feet) or around the mouth.
There are a lot of different ways to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles! The fastest results often come from injectables, but over time, you can help your skin become naturally smoother through collagen-inducing laser, microneedling, or radiofrequency services. An at-home anti-aging regimen will support the efforts of either treatment!
If you’re willing to invest the time, fine lines often can be reversed or at least partially faded with the right treatment regimen. The best approach largely depends on location and severity, so speak to a skincare specialist like our staff at Discovery Laser for advice!