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Wrinkles services offered in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, FL

Wrinkles are upsetting, especially when they seem to be growing by the day. At Associates in Dermatology, the caring board-certified dermatologists are wrinkle experts who can help you effectively treat and prevent wrinkles using premium skin care and nonsurgical solutions like Botox® injections. There are three Southwest Florida offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, so call the one nearest you or click online scheduling today.

What causes wrinkles?

As your skin ages, it goes through a number of changes. Aging leads to:

Loss of important substances 

As you age, starting as early as your 20s, you start losing some of the natural substances that are important for skin health. This includes a reduction in collagen (the protein that supports your skin), elastin (the protein that helps your skin stretch and retract), and natural skin oils. 

Effects of ultraviolet (UV) light exposure

Decades of UV exposure take a toll on your skin, causing additional loss of collagen and elastin. UV exposure also causes direct skin damage, such as drying and age spots, which can make you look older than your years.

Muscle movement over time

Years of facial expressions, like squinting and raising your eyebrows, can eventually etch fine lines into the skin. This happens because the skin doesn’t have the same elasticity as it once did, so the wrinkles that used to be temporary become a permanent feature of the face. 

Your lifestyle and diet can also contribute to wrinkles. For example, people who smoke add an extra 14 years to the look of their skin by age 70. 

How can skin care help with wrinkles?

Skin care products work in many different ways to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stop new ones from developing. Associates in Dermatology offers the dermatology industry’s most outstanding skin care lines, including Obagi® Medical, EltaMD®, SkinCeuticals®, and skinbetter science®. 

Products such as moisturizers, serums, and sunscreens can promote skin repair, stimulate collagen production, protect against environmental damage, and help prevent moisture loss when used consistently. 

What wrinkles does Botox® treat?

Associates in Dermatology offers Botox, an injectable cosmetic that decreases wrinkles for around three months. Botox deactivates certain nerves, which stops muscle movements and wrinkles. Some of the wrinkles you can treat with Botox include:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Crow’s feet and squint lines
  • Nasal glabellar lines (nasal scrunch)
  • Upper and lower lip lines
  • Chin lines
  • Neck lines (neck banding)

Botox can also elevate drooping brows, contour the lower face, reduce the appearance of scars, and improve the appearance of the jawline.

You can prevent and control wrinkles, so don’t wait to get support from Florida’s leading dermatology specialists. Call Associates in Dermatology or book your appointment online today.