Gravity, sun exposure and the break down of collagen over time are all major causes of the age spots, wrinkles and sagging skin that are all common problems of aging. Fighting back is easier today than ever before with the advent of laser medicine, fillers, and specialized creams that can all help you see a drastic improvement in your skin.
Light therapy is a great way to fight wrinkles and fine lines in the comfort of your own home. Studies have shown that exposure to certain wavelengths of light can be beneficial to the skin. Demonstrated today on The Doctors, LightStim offers an anti-aging hand held light device. This device uses a mixture of amber, red, and infrared LED lights to treat wrinkles, age spots, and several other skin conditions. It is most important to stick with the program and be consistent if you want to see results. The LightStim should be used for 20 minutes a day for at least a few weeks. It's completely painless and is used in the comfort of your own home. Many people have been researching the Light Stim as seen on The Doctors.
Injectables such as Botox and fillers are a great solution for even some more deep set wrinkles. They can be used in combination to either plump out wrinkles or block the muscles from tensing and causing wrinkles. Dr. Drew Ordon of The Doctors demonstrated a procedure for the marionette lines. Over time, the effect of gravity and volume loss in the face can turn the corners of the mouth down and make you look tired or angry. With a combination of fillers to bring the lines up to level and Botox to help the corners of the mouth turn back up, the physician can make those lines nearly disappear.
A new option expected to receive FDA approval in the US is Belotero, an injectable which is better used on fine lines rather than deep wrinkles. Similar to Restylane and Juvederm, Belotero is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler that is injected into the skin to treat lines, creases and wrinkles. Produced by Merz Aesthetics, Belotero was first launched in Germany in 2005 and has been successfully used throughout Europe to combat aging skin. For those with mild wrinkles who aren't really ready for resurfacing or don't want to deal with any downtime, Belotero may offer a good solution.
Whatever your anti-aging needs, talk to your physician to determine the best course of treatment. Just like all medical procedures, aesthetic treatments aren't one size fits all, so work together and discuss your expectations to find your best course of action.