As the largest organ of the body, the skin’s appearance is a significant indicator of general well-being and health. The skin is also constantly changing due to age and lifestyle choices, which can create challenges in the quest to keep it in top condition.
As people live longer, we are constantly searching for ways to combat the signs of aging. Many anti-aging products and treatments have been created, and we are continuously developing new ways to address wrinkles, sagging skin, and other telltale signs of age.
Some of the most exciting advancements in the anti-aging field are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that fight the visible signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines.
Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable neuromodulator that targets fine lines and wrinkles created from repeated facial expressions like smiling and frowning. Botox is a minimally-invasive treatment injected into the treatment area with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
Neuromodulators target the muscles that lead to the formation of facial lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. They work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles to relax the muscles and smooth away the wrinkles.
Millburn Laser Center offers other neuromodulators in addition to Botox, including:
These neuromodulators all feature the same active ingredient, which temporarily improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Each formulation varies slightly and can spread differently when injected.
While the differences are subtle, our expert dermatologists identify the specific needs and desires of each patient when choosing the right neuromodulator for them.
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that work deeper in the dermal structure to restore support and reduce signs of aging. Many dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body that keeps skin smooth and hydrated.
Dermal fillers can treat:
- Nasolabial fold
- Smile lines
- Lip lines
- Chin creases
- Marionette lines
- Loss of volume
- Uneven facial contours
Our skin care clinic offers a variety of dermal fillers so we can customize treatments to the precise needs of our patients. Popular treatment options include:
The Restylane line of fillers contains hyaluronic acid to help hydrate and add volume to the skin. We offer the full range of Restylane fillers, including Lyft, Refyne/Defyne, Silk, Kysse, and the standard Restylane filler.
Each formulation differs slightly to address specific areas of the face. For example, Restylane Kysse is a smooth filler that works well in the lips, while Refyne and Defyne are designed for lower facial wrinkles like nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
This collagen stimulator contains calcium hydroxyapatite to restore volume to sunken areas like the cheeks. The unique formulation acts as a scaffolding under the surface of the skin to restore support immediately following treatment.
Radiesse also stimulates the body to produce more collagen, for natural, long-lasting improvement.
This newer line of HA fillers features resilient hyaluronic acid to treat dynamic wrinkles and facial creases. It is the first filler specifically approved for dynamic wrinkles, which have previously only been treated with neuromodulators.
The HA technology allows for natural facial movement even in active areas like the forehead.
Dermal fillers do not require downtime and can produce long-lasting results, from 9-18 months. These fillers use ingredients naturally produced in the body, which leads to softer, natural-looking results when injected into treatment areas.
Millburn Laser Center has more than ten lasers to treat different aging symptoms and skin conditions. The Fraxel Dual laser and other fractional lasers treat:
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin tone
- Large pores
Lasers create micro-injuries to the underlying dermal layers. As the skin heals, it increases collagen production for younger and healthier skin at the cellular level.
The hand-held device moves across the skin delivering short bursts of light-based energy. Our skin care clinic offers topical anesthetic to ensure comfortable treatment sessions for our patients.
Downtime afterward depends on the depth of your procedure – deeper treatments require some recovery time but also produce more dramatic results.
Microneedling is another minimally-invasive procedure that can reduce signs of aging. Like fractional lasers, this treatment creates tiny wounds to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
Instead of laser energy, microneedling uses a needle to boost collagen and elastin production that supports healthy and younger-looking skin. To learn more about microneedling, please visit ncbi.gov.
Our microneedling devices include:
- SkinPen®: An FDA-approved device that spurs collagen production without heat or chemicals.
- AQUAGOLD®: This device uses gold-plated needles that can deliver nourishing serums into the skin for additional benefits.
- Morpheus8: An FDA-approved treatment that combines microneedling with fractional radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate the skin and penetrate deeper into the skin than other devices. It can treat:
- Deep lines and creases
- Sagging and jowls
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
The Combination Approach
The best part about these anti-aging treatments is that they can be performed together to maximize results. Typically, patients have more than one aging concern that may require multiple procedures.
In many cases, you can have your treatments at the same appointment. If that is not the case, we will create a treatment plan for you to ensure you get the best results from each of your treatments.
Schedule Your Cosmetic Dermatology Treatment at our Skin Care Clinic Today
Millburn Laser Dermatology offers many different anti-aging treatments that have become incredibly popular over the past few decades. Many people seek to slow or even reverse the effects of aging, and our board-certified dermatologists in Millburn, New Jersey, can provide comprehensive treatments to target different cosmetic conditions and concerns.
Interested in anti-aging treatments? The first step is to schedule an appointment with an expert member of our team. Contact us to schedule a consultation and learn more about our anti-aging treatments.