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Wrinkles Specialist

Erin Stickney, DNP -  - Aesthetic and Wellness Specialist

Elite Aesthetics

Erin Stickney, DNP

Aesthetic and Wellness Specialist located in Kearney, NE

Wrinkles and loose skin affect everyone, but many women and men are becoming more concerned about them at younger ages. You can’t stop yourself from aging with a miraculous serum or cream, but you can slow the signs with home care or get cutting-edge skin tightening treatments from Erin Stickney, NP, at Elite Aesthetics in Kearney, Nebraska. Call Elite Aesthetics or use the convenient online booking tool today to learn how to look younger for longer.

Wrinkles Q & A

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are an incurable development of aging. There’s nothing abnormal or unhealthy about them, but they affect your appearance. You may think that your wrinkles make you look old or tired, especially if you started developing them at a relatively young age. 

As you age, your skin becomes thin and loose as you produce less of the proteins that keep its structure, hydration, and elasticity. The two main proteins that keep your skin tight and hydrated when you’re young are collagen and elastin. When you move your facial muscles, you can see your skin crinkles. Once these proteins are in low supply, your skin doesn’t snap back into place, forming wrinkles and lines.

How can I slow the development of wrinkles?

While there’s nothing you can do to stop yourself from getting a few wrinkles, there are a few things you can do to minimize the number of wrinkles you get and slow down their development. 

Your skin stays tight for longer if you:

  • Use sunscreen
  • Avoid tanning beds and other direct UV light
  • Don’t smoke
  • Use moisturizers
  • Drink water to stay hydrated
  • Use topical retinol products
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get plenty of sleep

Of course, you can’t control any genetic factors in your wrinkle development that play a large role. The best thing you can do is to protect yourself from the sun in any way as UV rays tend to break down collagen and elastin fibers, making your skin drier and weaker over time. Thankfully, there are skin tightening treatments available today to reduce your wrinkles and lines.

How can the Icon™ laser get rid of wrinkles?

At Elite Aesthetics, Erin uses the Icon laser by Cynosure® to tighten your skin and diminish your existing wrinkles and lines. Using powerful pulses of concentrated laser light, the device delivers warm energy to your skin’s layers. Your body’s natural healing response steps in to repair the damaged collagen and elastin fibers and regenerate your tissues, which makes your skin tighter in the process.

Wrinkle treatments with the Icon laser aren’t usually painful. In fact, you can sit comfortably as Erin performs the quick treatment. Recovery time is minimal, and most patients see natural-looking results with noticeably tighter skin after just one treatment. If your wrinkles are extensive, Erin may recommend that you get several treatments with Icon to reach your cosmetic goals.

Wrinkles and laxity can make you feel like you’re wearing someone else’s skin. Call Elite Aesthetics or book your appointment online to learn more about diminishing wrinkles or consult with Erin about skin tightening treatments.

*Individual results may vary.