Wrinkle Reduction

Ballantyne Medical Associates

Family Medicine & Laser Aesthetics located in Charlotte, NC

When it’s time to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, contact the doctors at Ballantyne Medical Associates in Charlotte, North Carolina. They take the time to talk about your concerns and how you’d like to change your appearance. Then they use their expertise in aesthetic procedures -- together with cutting-edge technology specially designed for wrinkle reduction -- to achieve your desired results.

Wrinkle Reduction Q & A

What do you need to know about wrinkles?

You can postpone wrinkles with healthy skin care habits, like gently cleansing and moisturizing every day, getting the nutrients needed to keep skin in good shape, and protecting your skin from the sun, but eventually time begins to take a toll. As you age, skin starts to thin out, glands secrete less protective oil so skin becomes dry, and the body produces less collagen, which is the substance that keeps your skin strong and toned.

Years of lively facial expressions begin to etch fine lines and wrinkles into aging skin, so it doesn’t spring back the way it used to. But thanks to advanced anti-wrinkle treatments, you can fight aging. The doctors at Ballantyne Medical Associates are experts in anti-aging and aesthetic procedures. Contact the office today so the doctors can answer your questions, eliminate wrinkles, and help you regain a more youthful appearance.

How is wrinkle reduction achieved?

You have more than one option for reducing wrinkles. The one that works best for you depends on whether you have fine lines, moderate wrinkles, or deep furrows. Your doctor at Ballantyne Medical Associates will talk with you about your treatment preference, your expectations, and which procedure is best for achieving your desired results.

Injectables: Products such as Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the wrinkle.

Skin resurfacing: Thin layers of skin are removed using lasers.

Non-ablative procedures: Lasers or radiofrequency waves reach down to deep layers of skin without affecting the top layer, then they stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.  

What should you expect after treatment to reduce wrinkles?

The length of your treatment and the amount of recovery time you may need depends on the type of procedure.

Injectables: Fillers and Botox don’t take long to inject, and they don’t require downtime. However, your doctor may recommend avoiding strenuous activity for a short time.

Skin resurfacing: This type of procedure takes the longest time during and after treatment. The depth of tissue removed determines the amount of recovery time you’ll need.

Non-ablative procedures: These non-invasive procedures take about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated, and you won’t need any downtime.

You’ll see results immediately with injectables. All other wrinkle reduction procedures take a little time before you’ll see optimal results, because you’ll need to wait for collagen and new tissues to grow.