Wrinkles are a natural part of aging but can damage confidence and self-esteem nonetheless. Skin naturally sags, stretches and changes with age but wrinkles, especially in people who are not elderly, can be unsightly and many people choose to seek wrinkle treatments.
What causes wrinkles?
Wrinkles occur naturally as part of the aging process but can stem from or be worsened by a number of other factors. These include:
Repetitious facial expressions. This is where the terms "laugh lines", "frown lines" and even "smile lines" stem from. Making the same expression over many years leads temporary wrinkles to expand and become permanent.
Nutrition. Poor nutrition, especially dehydration, can lead to skin damage and the earlier onset of wrinkles in certain areas of the body.
Smoking. Years of tobacco smoking can lead to wrinkles surrounding the mouth and eyes.
Sun Damage. Exposure to harmful (or even healthy levels of) UV rays causes the skin to show signs of aging, especially in the areas most frequently exposed to the sun such as the face and hands.
Types of wrinkles include; forehead, eye, neck, under-eye and lip wrinkles.
There is a variety of ways to treat wrinkles. Karin has several different options to choose from depending on your needs and expectations to achieve your appearance goals. If you are considering a surgical procedure, Karin has several years of experience working alongside local plastic surgeons and can help you make an educated choice when selecting a surgeon and help you navigate that process.
Wrinkle treatments Karin offers include:
Micro-needling with PRP - Collagen induction therapy and wrinkle reducer
Dermal Fillers- Juvederm family including Voluma, Vollure and Volbella. Radiesse, Belotero and Sculptra.
Neurotoxin Injections- Botox® Cosmetic, Xeomin
Intraceuticals Oxygen Infused Facials
The Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion Treatments produce a significant improvement in the appearance of skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles and provides an instant visible lift for unparalleled immediate results. These results continue to improve with repeated treatment application. While you will see a remarkable difference in just one treatment, a series of six is recommended for maximum efficacy with results lasting up to 2 months. Reactivation in between treatments is achieved using Intraceuticals at-home support products.
The Intraceuticals Topical Hyperbaric Oxygen System delivers therapeutic grade oxygen under hyperbaric pressure to infuse hydrophilically active serums into the deeper layers of the skin. This application method initializes osmotic hydration deep within the skin and delivers a skin specific mixture of hydrators, essential vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants and amino peptides. While the skin is meant to act as a barrier to keep things out, oxygen infusion is the only delivery system that allows a substance to actually penetrate into the skin, which is what makes this treatment so extraordinary.
Treatment benefits include; reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increased radiance, glow, firmness and hydration, stimulates collagen and elastin production and acts as an antioxidant.
Karin offers several options in facial injectables to meet your skin rejuvenation/wrinkle treatment needs. Whether it's restoring lost volume to the mid/lower face or cheeks, filling unwanted superficial lines, or just wanting a little fuller "pout" to your lips, she has the option to achieve the look you desire. Neurotoxins, such as Botox® Cosmetic, are a sought after option to smooth out unwanted lines between the eyes, "crows feet" and forehead. Watch as years and lines disappear in days with these simple injections.
Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy treats fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars by stimulating production of your skin's own collagen and elastin, resulting in a healthy glow and more youthful appearance. Using the most advanced automated device available (Micropen), a sterile tip with 12 tiny micro needles is attached to the tip of the pen and in a single motion glides across the skin’s surface creating thousands of tiny channels, triggering the skin’s healing process.
- Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pores, minimizes acne scars and stretch marks.
- "The best new wrinkle reducer with the least downtime"
- Is non-invasive.
- Requires 4-6 treatments. When combined with PRP fewer treatments are needed.
Micro-needling with PRP Treatments (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets (PRP) contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that stimulate healing growth. PRP has been used therapeutically for years to shorten injury healing times. A tube of blood is drawn, spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet rich plasma (PRP) and applied to full face prior to micro-needling or injected after as an adjunct to dermal fillers. PRP naturally stimulates stem cells, reactivating collagen for a more youthful appearance.
- Results last up to one year.
- The natural addition to dermal fillers.
Micro-needling with PRP Injections
PRP can be injected as a spot filler to treat fine lines and wrinkles including around the eyes, dark under eye circles and lip wrinkles. Known as the natural addition to dermal fillers.
An extraordinary exfoliating treatment that uses a fine surgical blade to remove the dead and irregular surface layers of the skin cells that contributes to the skin's listless appearance. It improves the skin's appearance by removing the top layer of skin and fine downy hair. Oily, sun-damaged, hyper-pigmented and acne prone skin are all skin types that will benefit along with complexions troubled by bothersome hair and large pores. Dermaplaning can be done in conjunction with a TCA chemical peel for a deeper more efficacious treatment. The most effective treatment for a deep exfoliation to reveal a more youthful, looking skin.
Chemical Peels are a wonderful tool for rejuvenating and correcting the skin. We offer several exfoliating peels ranging from very light superficial refreshers to medium and deep exfoliations designed to correct pigmentation problems, acne, skin/sun damage and premature aging. It is important to follow prescribed home care both before and after these types of treatments for maximum results.
Ultrasound Exfoliation Facial
Ultrasound is a clinically proven, cutting-edge technology that utilizes low frequency sound waves with water in a 3-stage system to combat aging skin, reduce wrinkles, clear acne, manage rosacea and control hyper- pigmentation when combined with the proper topical companion products. The sound waves spin the water molecules very rapidly across the skin, causing dead surface skin cells and debris to be safely and gently lifted off without inflaming the skin. Ultrasound has the ability to support cellular repair, hydrate the skin, and kill surface bacteria without any discomfort.
Skin Care Products
Intraceuticals Intraceuticals philosophy is simple. Revive, Replenish, Protect. Intraceuticals has rethought skin hydration and focused on replenishing water-loving ingredients to the skin. By harnessing the power of three different weights of hyaluronic acid, Intraceuticals not only revitalizes the skins water attracting capabilities but also helps replenish the skin's natural water reservoir. Recommended by skincare professionals, celebrities, professional makeup artists, photographers and stylists all over the world.
Epionce is formulated to help unleash the natural healing potential of your skin by counteracting destructive inflammatory factors while restoring your protective skin barrier. This allows your skin to defy the visual effects of aging and problem skin. Epionce has a greater impact on the health of your skin because it deeply penetrates to reveal smoother, more radiant skin that functions at its optimum, without irritation.
Epicurens enzyme protein complex, referred to as the Metadermabolic Enzyme, is the heart of this line. This enzyme is a protein combined with a waterborne solution of B vitamins to create a protein with intelligence. It encourages the skin to self-rejuvenate, resulting in a more youthful, vibrant appearing skin.
Latisse is the first and only prescription treatment approved by the FDA to grow your eyelashes longer, thicker and darker. See results in as few as 8 weeks with full results after 12-16 weeks.