Intraoral laser therapy fights facial wrinkles and the signs of aging in Richmond, VA
Wrinkles. They are a fact of life and everyone gets them as they age, but if you have developed many facial wrinkles prematurely, they may be making you look older than you really are. Dr. Olivia Hart understands that your appearance has an impact on all facets of your life, from social situations to the impression you give to others at work and beyond. That's why Dr. Hart offers her Richmond, VA area patients SmoothLase® laser therapy, one of the best ways to get rid of wrinkles non-invasively for a wide variety of skin types. Below, you can find what your facial wrinkles may be trying to tell you and the best anti-aging facial options that you can find at Richmond Family Dentistry.
Different types of wrinkles and tips for treating them
Many people think all wrinkles are the same, but a little-known fact is that there are several different types of wrinkles that can form, and they can tell you quite a bit about a person's health!
- Dynamic wrinkles are the lines that form due to repetitive facial movements, such as lifting your eyebrows or smiling
- Gravitational folds occur due to natural aging processes that lead to a decrease in collagen and elastin, making the skin less resistant to the downward effects of gravity
- Permanent elastic creases are the small creases that form in places such as cheeks, necks, and upper lips that eventually become permanent wrinkles; sun exposure and smoking can cause them to form earlier in life
- Atrophic crinkling rhytids are small parallel wrinkles that form as we age due to the loss of collagen and elastin; again, sun exposure can hasten their formation
Deep wrinkles and premature wrinkling can indicate that there are health concerns you may need to address. Excessive sun exposure, chronic dehydration, tobacco use, chronic stress, and even high blood pressure and atherosclerosis are all culprits in wrinkle formation and can damage your health significantly over time.
When it comes to wrinkle treatments, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The best wrinkle treatment is the one that takes your individual skin, medical history, and lifestyle factors into consideration. However, certain treatments, such as intraoral laser therapy with SmoothLase®, can offer anti-aging benefits to a broad range of skin types, tones, and colors. This revolutionary treatment is offered at Richmond Family Dentistry as part of a holistic treatment plan for wrinkles. During SmoothLase treatment, laser energy is administered within the mouth to stimulate your skin's production of collagen and elastin, firming and lifting the skin naturally and effectively. This treatment is different from the laser treatments offered at dermatology offices, as it is applied within your mouth instead of on your skin to initiate anti-aging changes from the inside out.
Learn more about wrinkles and the best intraoral care to address them
If you are tired of trying to cover up your wrinkles or paying for expensive creams that produce little or no results, we encourage you to call our Richmond, VA office learn more about what causes wrinkles to form and your options for combatting them. At Richmond Family Dentistry, we not only perform SmoothLase® intraoral laser therapy to reduce the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles, but also consult with patients on an appropriate diet and lifestyle factors that can help reduce existing wrinkles and prevent new wrinkles from appearing in the future. Call us today at (804) 381-6238 or email us at email@example.com to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hart about your facial concern.