Wrinkles Specialist

FamilyMed Centers

Medical Center & Medical Spa located in Cicero, IL

Developing wrinkles as you age is inevitable, but modern treatments can significantly reduce their appearance by tightening and revitalizing your skin without surgery. FamilyMed Centers in Cicero, Illinois, offers two leading noninvasive wrinkle-reducing treatments: TempSure™ and Icon™. If you want to look younger without appearing frozen or expressionless, call or schedule your appointment online at FamilyMed Centers today.

Wrinkles Q & A

How did I get wrinkles?

Wrinkles appear on your skin over time with age, but there are many other factors at play in their formation. They include: 

  • Facial expressions
  • Sun exposure
  • Smoking
  • Dehydration
  • Some medications
  • Genetics 

These factors determine how many wrinkles you get and how severe they are. The underlying cause of wrinkles is the reduction of your skin’s elasticity, or stretchiness, over time.

With age, your skin is unable to produce as much collagen as it needs to give your skin structure and tautness. Exposing your skin to sunlight and other UV light sources speeds up this process, making people who love to tan or work outside more prone to wrinkles.

What are my wrinkle-reducing treatment options?

FamilyMed Centers uses two of the top noninvasive wrinkle-reducing treatments on the market today. They are:

TempSure™

TempSure tightens your skin with radiofrequency energy and restores its elasticity, removing wrinkles in the process. The radiofrequency gently heats your skin, causing it to produce collagen and make your skin appear tight and smooth. TempSure can also be used to reduce cellulite.

Icon™

Icon by Cynosure® is a laser treatment that, among many applications, can target and reduce lines and wrinkles. During a treatment session with Icon, the light from the laser pulses deep into your skin and stimulates its natural healing process. Your skin produces more collagen and elastin, making you look younger with no recovery time.

If you choose to undergo either of these treatments, you may schedule them as part of your care routine with regular appointments to maintain your results.

How can I prevent wrinkles from forming?

Over time, everyone develops some wrinkles and lines. There isn’t much you can do to prevent them from forming altogether, but there are some steps you can take to slow the process:

  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Moisturize your skin regularly
  • Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Get plenty of sleep (at least seven hours each night)
  • Stay hydrated by drinking water 

Leading a generally healthy lifestyle slows the aging process, including the formation of wrinkles. The FamilyMed medical staff can advise you on how to stay healthy to age slowly and gracefully. 

Getting wrinkles doesn’t mean you have to succumb to them. Call or schedule an appointment online at FamilyMed Centers to learn more about your treatment options for wrinkles.