As you age, your skin will naturally begin to show age spots and wrinkles. Luckily, however, there are a wide variety of ways to provide the appearance of younger skin and keep more wrinkles from forming!

What Causes Wrinkles?

The main cause of wrinkles is aging. As you age, your skin gets thinner, drier, and decreases in elasticity. This tightening and thinning of the skin are what causes fine lines and wrinkles to form on your skin. However, other factors may also be the cause of facial wrinkles. For example, excessive exposure to the sun may not only cause cancers and skin discoloration, but wrinkles as well.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing procedures can improve your skin tone and cause the texture of your skin to smoothen. Two types of laser resurfacing are fractional ablative resurfacing and radiofrequency. While both kinds of resurfacing are at different costs, the downtimes differ, so consult a professional dermatologist before deciding on which type of laser resurfacing works best for you.

Laser resurfacing creates several small wounds in the skin by using these different kinds of energy. By creating these small wounds, your cells are stimulated to begin the healing process and increase collagen formation.


Botox® is a medical procedure that treats wrinkles by relaxing your muscles for a short time. The treatment could reduce the number of fine lines and wrinkles that appear on the face. When your skin is treated with Botox® while the wrinkles are smallest, it could prevent those lines from deepening and becoming harder to treat in the future. A full treatment is known to last for a couple of months.

You can find out more about Botox® here.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also simply known as fillers. Using a dermal filler involves the injection of a substance that can help lift the cheeks and areas around the cheeks, including the nose, mouth and other areas. It could also be used to help plump lips or cheeks. By injecting your skin with these volumizers, the natural volume that has been lost through sunken cheeks, thin lips, and deep wrinkles and creases can be restored.

Dermal filler treatments offer immediate results and can last from half a year to two years without another treatment, depending on which product is used. This sets them apart from other treatments, which often last for about three months.

Usually, there is minimal downtime and side-effects from dermal filler treatment. The most common side-effect is a small amount of bruising, so if you have an important event, make sure you receive treatment long before it begins.

Montrose Dermatology + Cosmetics offers each of these wrinkle reduction options! Visit our page on wrinkle treatments to learn more.