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Posts for tag: Wrinkles

By Stone Oak Dermatology
October 13, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Botox   Wrinkles  

Forehead wrinkles. Crows feet. Frown lines. Dynamic wrinkles often develop from repetitive facial expression, causing these fine lines to appear visible even when theWrinkles  face is totally relaxed.

Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. The most common contributors to premature aging of the skin include genetics, spending too much time in the sun, smoking and poor diet.  Avoiding or limiting these activities can help prevent and lessen the effects of wrinkles.

Not all wrinkles can be avoided, and when quick, dramatic results are desired, Botox® may be a viable solution for removing wrinkles on the face caused by daily muscle contraction of your natural facial expressions. Botox® works by temporarily blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those particular muscles. With less movement, the skin surface is gradually smoothed, the lines begin to fade, and your natural vibrant skin strengthens and returns.  

During treatment, very low doses of Botox® are administered by way of small injections. FDA-approved, Botox® is a safe and minimally invasive treatment. It takes just a few minutes and can last about 3-4 months. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated as directed by your dermatologist. 

If you are interested in learning more about Botox ® cosmetic treatments, contact our office and we will be happy to answer your questions.  Younger looking skin is easily attainable with the help of your dermatologist!

By Stone Oak Dermatology
April 17, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Wrinkles  

The telltale signs of aging skin—wrinkles, puffy eyes, age spots—may start to appear as we grow older. We can’t fight the aging process, but we wrinklescan take steps now to help reduce and prevent wrinkles from appearing prematurely.  

Many factors can contribute to the onset of wrinkles, which are frequently produced by years of unprotected sun exposure in combination with each person’s unique genetic predisposition. Wrinkles are a by-product of the aging process. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, is less capable of retaining moisture and is slower to heal.  All of these contribute to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin.

How Can I Slow the Progression of Wrinkles?

Daily skincare and proper sun protection are important factors in slowing the aging process, diminishing fine lines and minimizing wrinkles.   

  • Take your vitamins.  Many vitamins are good for the skin. Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant found in citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, can help reduce the appearance of sun damage.
  • Apply sunscreen.  Protecting yourself from sun exposure can help prevent the progression of fine lines. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 to protect against harmful UV rays.  
  • Moisturize.  Dry skin causes the skin to look dull and aged. To prevent dry skin, apply moisturizer every day.   
  • Get your beauty sleep.  When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Keep your skin looking and feeling young by getting at least seven hours of sleep every night.
  • Avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds emit harmful UVA rays and are never 'safe' alternatives to the sun.
  • Take care of your hands. Our hands are often the first part of our body to reveal signs of aging, as they are the most used and exposed parts of the body. Protect the hands by wearing gloves, moisturizing and applying sunscreen.
  • Quit smoking.  Smoking may damage more than your lungs—it causes skin aging and wrinkles around the mouth.

Like it or not, wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Even the most diligent skincare regimen or the most expensive wrinkle cream won’t totally eliminate your fine lines. You can significantly reduce the appearance of your wrinkles, however. Start taking care of your skin now, embrace your age and love the skin you’re in!

By Stone Oak Dermatology
December 02, 2014
Tags: Juvederm   Laugh Lines   Wrinkles  
Lady With Smooth SkinWho doesn’t love to laugh? Laughing really can do wonders for our mental and even physical well-being; however, we don’t often want the proof to remain on our face. While we enjoy those moments that make us laugh we don’t enjoy the laugh lines it leaves behind. If you are dealing with wrinkles around your nose and mouth that make you feel self-conscious, Juvederm in San Antonio is a non-surgical way to enhance your features while reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles.

What is Juvederm?

Juvederm is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that treats lines and wrinkles of the face.

What does Juvederm treat?

Juvederm targets moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth (also known as laugh lines or marionette lines). Juvederm has also been clinically tested and works on all skin types.

What should I expect from my treatment?

Using a thin needle, your San Antonio dermatologist will inject the Juvederm filler into the wrinkles and facial folds you are looking to target. This filler will add volume to the treatment area to smooth away any wrinkles and lines.

What are the benefits of Juvederm?

The biggest and most obvious benefit is that you’ll have younger-looking skin that boasts fewer wrinkles. Also, this treatment offers instant results, unlike other cosmetic treatments like Botox that may take weeks to fully notice a change.
You can also get natural-looking results without needing cosmetic surgery. That’s what makes Juvederm a great option. Plus, most Juvederm treatments can be administered in only 15 minutes, making your office visit brief.

How long do the results last? Can I have repeat treatments?

Most patients experience more youthful skin for about a year after their treatment. However, touch-up injections are often recommended in order to maintain your new look. However, less filler will be necessary for these repeat treatments.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are possible with any treatment; however, most of these side effects are mild and will go away in a couple of days. Some side effects include redness, tenderness near the injection site, itching, lumps, and bruising.
If you’re looking to give your face a mini makeover without spending tons of time and money, Juvederm can help. Call Stone Oak Dermatology today to find out more or to schedule your next appointment.