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Q & A
What causes wrinkles?
Wrinkles are the result of your skin changing as you age. As collagen and elastin — both important for youthful and supple skin — diminish with age, the skin is not supported as well. This results in sagging skin, which causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear.
Wrinkles and fine lines usually appear first around the eyes and mouth, and on the neck and hands. Things that contribute to early or a more dramatic appearance of wrinkles and fine lines are genetics, smoking, stress, poor nutrition, and sun exposure.
What can be done to reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
The best way to prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You can reduce many of your risk factors by:
- Avoiding direct exposure to the sun
- Avoiding excessive use of alcohol
- Not smoking
- Eating a healthy diet
- Using skin products with sunscreen
- Using moisturizer daily
However, no matter how well you take care of your skin, wrinkles and fine lines are a natural part of aging. The good news is that with the PicoSure laser you can reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a more youthful appearance.
How can the PicoSure laser help the appearance of wrinkles?
The PicoSure laser is a breakthrough treatment method for improving the quality of your skin, without the risks, pain, or downtime of many other wrinkle treatments. This method uses highly focused energy waves to disrupt the tissues around the problematic fine lines and wrinkles.
As part of the body’s natural healing process, the disrupted tissues stimulate new growth of collagen and elastin. This improves the quality of the skin by treating the underlying cause of developing fine lines and wrinkles.
PicoSure treatments last around 10-15 minutes and require no downtime. It’s normal to have some redness, which gets better over the course of 1-3 hours after treatment. You are able to return to work and full activities immediately. Multiple treatments spaced out every 6-8 weeks may be needed to achieve your ideal goals.
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