Wrinkle Correction Minneapolis

How do wrinkles form?

The muscles on the face are connected very closely to our facial skin. Over the years as we create repeated facial expressions, we contract these muscles again and again, and this will have a corresponding effect on the overlying skin. The constant contractions will cause the skin to wrinkle and fold recurrently, until the wrinkles eventually become permanently etched onto our skin. This is especially true in cases when the patient has skin damage, or in old age when the skin has lost its elasticity.

What is the importance of wrinkle correction?

Wrinkle correction is a collection of procedures that are being used by Dr. James Hoffman in St. Paul, Minneapolis to manage the most obvious signs of aging and give his patients a smoother, more youthful face by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With the proper wrinkle correction method, the aging process can, physically, be dramatically altered. As a person ages, so does the skin. The elastin, fat, and collagen that was once produced in over abundance by our younger skin will inevitably fade and lead to wrinkle formation. And, as if this was not enough, several environmental factors also contribute to skin aging including sun exposure, facial muscle movement, and lifestyle choices like smoking and poor dietary habits.

What methods are being used for wrinkle correction?

  • One very effective form of wrinkle correction is the use of substances that exert a temporary paralyzing action on the muscles that line directly beneath the frown lines or wrinkles. These toxins are effective in blocking nerve signals that trigger muscle contractions, consequently relaxing the muscles and smoothing out the wrinkles that have formed over them. This wrinkle correction method is relatively safe and has been known to yield phenomenal results.
  • Dermal fillers have also been used for wrinkle correction because these substances are able to fill in the subcutaneous spaces underneath the wrinkles and provide structural support within the deeper layers of the skin to improve its appearance. Some dermal fillers are even formulated to stimulate the production of the skins natural collagen to restore its elasticity and suppleness. Dermal fillers are injected directly under the wrinkles as well, and have often been referred to as “liquid facelifts” because of the great results they produce.

To learn more about Wrinlke Correction in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to schedule your personal consultation.