Angelina Devera, MD -  - Cosmetic Specialist

Laser & Vitality Institute

Angelina Devera, MD

Cosmetic Specialist & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

Wrinkle Reduction Specialist

Dr. Devera at Laser & Vitality Institute located in Fountain Valley, California offers many treatment options for patients from in and around the Greater Los Angeles area.

Wrinkle Reduction Q & A

What causes wrinkles?

There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of wrinkles. The following are the most significant:

Aging - With age, skin cells divide slower, and the inner layer of the skin, called the dermis, begins to thin, skin also loses its elasticity, becomes more fragile and is less able to retain moisture.

Facial muscle contractions - Lines between the eyebrows and lines jutting from the corner of the eyes are believed to develop because of the underlying muscle contractions.

Sun damage - Excessive exposure to the sun can result in premature aging of the skin.

Smoking - Researchers have found that smoke causes a marked reduction in the production of new collagen.

What are the treatment options for wrinkles?

Wrinkles can be addressed with many different treatment options such as:

Venus Viva – Skin Resurfacing treatment to improve skin texture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Venus Legacy - combines radio frequency and suction to stimulate collagen production to smooth the appearance of the skin

Venus Freeze - uses radio frequency to stimulate circulation and collagen production

Microneedling - this treatment makes small wounds in the skin that stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which increases collagen production and circulation to improve the skin.

Collajam gel - can be used on the face, neck, arms and body to tighten skin, minimize stretch marks, improve skin tone and texture, and brighten the complexion in as little as 3 - 5 days after the first treatment.

Restore Magic Serum - ReStore Magic delivers strong, powerful face lifting results in just one 30 minute treatment. ReStore Magic is a unique, dual action treatment that visibly tightens skin and smoothes wrinkles on the face and neck. ReStore Magic comes in a 2 treatment pack. Treatments are safe and easy enough to do the second treatment at home by yourself.

Dermabrasion - scraping layers of skin away

Chemical peels - dissolving skin away

Laser skin resurfacing - a treatment to reduce facial wrinkles and irregularities caused by sun damage or acne with a concentrated pulsating beam of light at irregular skin.

Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) injection therapy - Botox® is a medicine derived from the botulinum toxin and it blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract.

Fillers – Some wrinkles may require a filler to fill in/lift up the depression. Prominent folds around the mouth, nose and chin are the most commonly treated.

Face-lift - With a face-lift, excess skin and fat are surgically removed on the face and neck. Tightening of the muscular and connective tissue layers is also performed.

What other options are available?

Other, more conservative options are available for treating wrinkles that include:

Retinoids - Derived from vitamin A, retinoids are topical treatments that you apply to your skin may reduce fine wrinkles, splotches and skin roughness. Because retinoids can make your skin burn easier, you should use a broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear protective clothing daily. Sun exposure should be minimized to prevent further wrinkles and sun damage. Daily use of sun screen is very important in prevention.

Nonprescription wrinkle creams – Anti-wrinkle creams and their effectiveness depends in part on the active ingredients. Retinol, alpha hydroxy acid, antioxidants and some peptides can result in slight to modest improvements in wrinkles. Nonprescription wrinkle creams, however, contain less of the active ingredients that prescription creams do and their results are limited and usually short-lived. 


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Laser & Vitality Institute
11100 Warner Avenue, Suite 120
Orange County

Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Phone: 714-706-9704
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