At Albuquerque Vein & Laser Institute, we use two popular methods to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on your unique concerns, we will suggest the treatment that works best for you.
Known generically as botulinum toxin, Botox® acts as a neuromodulator. It blocks signaling between nerves and muscles, keeping the nerves from telling muscles to contract. This allows the skin attached to these muscles to relax, smoothing out lines and wrinkles.
Botox® works especially well for lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the eyes. Your provider will inject the Botox® directly into these muscles. Results will become obvious after about two days and should last for four to six months.
Opus™ Plasma is a radiofrequency microneedling system that uses a unique control system to maximize your comfort and customize the intensity of your treatment. Radiofrequency microneedling creates areas of micro-damage in the skin, which triggers a natural healing process and stimulates the development of collagen.
As your skin heals over the next 24-48 hours, minor flaking and irritation fade to reveal younger-looking, rejuvenated skin. Results will continue to develop over the next few weeks as your body keeps building new collagen. Most people require a series of several treatments to see the fine line and wrinkle results they want.