What Causes Wrinkles and How Can I Get Rid of Them?
Fine lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable part of the aging process; however, they can certainly be delayed and often reversed. Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. Other lifestyle factors such as too much sun exposure and smoking can expedite the formation of fine lines and wrinkles while some people are simply genetically predisposed to wrinkle at earlier ages than others.
How to Stop Fine Lines and Wrinkles
in Their Tracks
When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, prevention is paramount. At Honu Women’s Health, we care for total body health which includes your inner health and outer beauty. From an internal health perspective, what you put into your body plays an important role in the health of your skin—your body’s largest organ. Our board-certified physician, Dr. Aya Sultan, has a deep understanding of how internal issues within your body like a hormonal imbalance can manifest on the skin’s surface.
For younger women who may be experiencing an early onset of fine lines and wrinkles or older women who are seeing changes in their skin due to menopause, hormone therapy could be an effective treatment. Hormone therapy works by replacing the hormones that have been lost with custom dosages to meet your exact needs. Skin improvements are common benefits of hormone therapy, as well as improved mood, increased energy and reduced stress.
Another effective way to delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles is through proper sun protection and a custom-fit skin care regimen for your unique skin type. Caring for your skin from an early age is an important part of your total body health, and our skin care experts are here to help discover the perfect products for your individual skin type. We offer a carefully curated collection of skin care products suitable for all ages, skin types and skin issues, including Skinceuticals and Alastin.
How to Reverse Wrinkles Immediately
and Over Time
For women who already have fine lines and wrinkles and are looking for near-instant results, Honu Women’s Health offers injectables administered personally by Dr. Sultan. Dr. Sultan has an innate understanding of the inner-workings of facial nerves and muscles and will ensure you achieve natural-looking results. Rather than taking an aggressive approach toward completely erasing wrinkles, Dr. Sultan believes in administering the least amount of cosmetic injectables as possible, ensuring maximum safety as a top priority. Honu Women’s Health offers a variety of injectables based on the type of results you want to achieve:
Commercially known as BOTOX® and Dysport®, neuromodulators are wrinkle-relaxing injections of botulinum toxin that are used to treat wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. BOTOX® and Dysport® are both considered to be extremely safe for qualifying candidates and offer the convenience of being able to leave immediately and even return to work following treatment.
For women who experience facial volume loss due to aging or other hormonal factors, dermal fillers are injectable, purified substances that can be used either in the dermis or deeper tissue layers to act like your body's own naturally produced hyaluronic acid and fat pads. The result is a visible correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds due to volume loss. Dr. Sultan primarily uses Juvederm® and Restylane® for natural-looking and long-lasting results.
Platelet Rich Plasma
As the epitome of customized care, our PRP procedure uses the rich nutrients of your own blood to heal and rejuvenate damaged skin, grow new collagen and blood vessels and slow or reverse the signs of aging. It stimulates your body’s natural wound healing process and results in stronger, tighter and healthier skin. Your PRP can be applied topically to the skin or injected to stimulate new collagen production.
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Fractional Laser Technology
For women who want to reverse fine lines and wrinkles by resurfacing the skin, Honu Women’s Health offers fractional laser technology to target unwanted wrinkles without harming the surrounding skin. The laser energy is absorbed by your skin and your body’s natural healing process begins creating new, healthy skin in the specific area that was treated. Dr. Sultan, who personally conducts the laser treatments, will work together with you to develop a treatment plan based on your unique goals, timeline and budget.
Microneedling for Skin Issues
Lastly, for women wanting to address fine lines or other bothersome skin issues, microneedling is an effective, minimally invasive medical treatment performed by Dr. Aya Sultan. Patients who add microneedling to their skin enhancement regimen will achieve healthier, smoother skin with little to no downtime and no chemicals. Dermalinfusion is similar treatment performed by Dr. Sultan that combines exfoliation, extraction and the infusion of condition-specific serums for skin issues such as wrinkles for a skin resurfacing treatment unlike any other. This treatment is extremely customizable based on your unique skin type and issues.
Addressing What Causes Wrinkles With a Customized Approach
Patients of Honu Women’s Health enjoy the benefit of having a highly experienced and trained board-certified physician take care of their total body health—both inside and out. Your skin says a lot about your internal health and optimizing your inner health will result in healthier skin, too. When your hormones are balanced and underlying health issues are addressed, wrinkle treatments like injectables or laser therapy will be even more effective. Even for women who are in their best health, a customized wrinkle treatment plan including a combination of skin resurfacing treatments will pack a more powerful punch with longer-lasting results.
Schedule a free appointment with Dr. Sultan to develop a customized plan for you to help you achieve the skin of your dreams.