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Wrinkle Treatment

GLO Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Primary Care located in Philadelphia, PA

Lines and wrinkles that form on your face can make you feel and look older than you actually are. At GLO Aesthetics in Philadelphia, James Volpe, DO, oversees skin treatment programs that help soften your look so these facial creases ease and your appearance softens. To learn how you can look younger and less wrinkled today, call the office or book an appointment online.

Wrinkle Treatment Q & A

Why do wrinkles form?

Wrinkles and lines form due to the natural aging process. Your body stops producing as much skin-supporting and strengthening compounds, such as elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. As a result, your skin becomes more lax and thin and wrinkles and lines grow more apparent. A lifetime of repeated muscle actions, such as frowns and smiles, cause creases to etch into your skin.

Sun exposure, exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants, genetics, and lifestyle habits, such as smoking, can accelerate the formation of lines and wrinkles.

What treatments are available to fight the signs of aging?

At GLO Aesthetics, Dr. Volpe offers injectable wrinkle reducers and dermal fillers as well as laser treatments using the Icon™ Aesthetic System.

The injectable Botox®, for example, contains a purified toxin that temporarily reduces muscle activity in the areas that produce lines and wrinkles between your eyebrows, on your forehead, and around your eyes.

Dermal fillers are a different type of injectable, and they add volume and plumpness to fill in the creases of your forehead, around your eyes, of your mouth, or in your cheeks. Both Botox and dermal fillers are temporary ways to reduce wrinkles, but re-treatments are available every few months. Dr. Volpe can set up a treatment plan for you so you maintain a smooth and youthful look for the long term.

Icon laser treatments can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in just one appointment. The energy from the laser stimulates the regeneration of new skin.

Who should consider wrinkle-reducing treatments?

Men and women who are self-conscious about how wrinkles make them look are great candidates for wrinkle-reducing treatments. You can pursue injectables or laser treatments if you’re not ready to undergo invasive surgery and all the associated side effects.

These treatments preserve your natural look and require little to no downtime. Laser and injections require no incisions, and you’ll have no blood loss or scarring, meaning you get relatively quick results without inconvenience or pain. The treatments soften your look without causing unnatural facial changes.

Dr. Volpe can help review your goals and skin health to determine which wrinkle reduction treatments are right for you. To learn about wrinkle-reducing injections and revolutionary laser technology, call the office or book an appointment using the online tool.