What Is Wrinkle Reduction?
Wrinkles are an unfortunate part of the aging process. These lines occur naturally over time as our bodies undergo collagen loss and gradual elastin decline. The greater skin laxity we develop, the more defined our wrinkles appear. Additionally, frequent exposure to the elements, such as sunlight, makes the appearance of these wrinkles worse. The presence of these lines often reduces confidence and causes us to develop a poorer self-image. At WPC Aesthetics & Wellness, we want to do all we can to support the health and beauty of our community. As such, we are happy to provide our patients with effective wrinkle reduction treatments via our powerful ICON laser system.
What Causes Wrinkles?
As mentioned, wrinkles and fine lines appear due to a combination of collagen loss, repetitive facial movements, and excessive sun exposure. The former of the three is, unfortunately, the most impactful and least avoidable of the bunch. As we age, the collagen and elastin content of our skin declines. Once this decrease in protein production has started, reversing the aging process becomes almost impossible without the use of aesthetic treatments. Before the use of laser technology, the only way to achieve tighter skin and reduce wrinkles was to get plastic surgery. However, with recent advances in medicine, significant results can now be seen without the need for these procedures.
Addressing Wrinkles Through the ICON
The powerful ICON laser is a non-surgical treatment option that tackles wrinkles through the use of two laser wavelengths. Due to its design, the ICON can address several trouble areas all at once. After just one ICON session, you can see an improvement in stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, spider veins, acne scars, and more. Over time, these areas will show further improvement as your skin produces more collagen. The best thing about these results is that they can be achieved with minimal discomfort and no downtime.
Results of Treating Wrinkles
After a session with ICON, you may notice slight darkening in your treatment area. This is completely normal and should subside shortly after your visit. As your body produces more collagen, you will notice tighter skin and a reduction in wrinkles over the course of several months. Typically, 3-7 treatment sessions may be necessary to help you achieve optimal results. However, this may vary depending on your particular skin type and individual aesthetic goals.