Woman observing wrinkles in the mirror

Wrinkles develop as we age due to a combination of skin damage and improper repair. Damage is caused by sun exposure and also by habitual facial expressions that create creases and folds. Older skin gradually loses collagen and its collagen production ability, and the skin does not repair damaged fibers correctly or as well as it once did.

At Lake Washington Dermatology, we offer a variety of treatments and products that protect against sun damage, repair wrinkles, and rejuvenate skin function, so you can look your best at any age.

  • Sun protective clothing from Coolibar with UPF 50+ protection that blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays.
  • Sunscreens and lip balm from EltaMD, mineral-based powder and makeup from Colorescience, as well as our own private-label sunscreen product.
  • Retin-A products that stimulate production and turnover of follicular epithelial cells.
  • Hyaluronic acid products that promote collagen synthesis, repair and hydration.
  • Botox by Allergan, a specific form of botulinum toxin, to immobilize certain facial muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Dermal fillers such as Restylane are used to correct wrinkles and other skin depressions, improving appearance and reducing folding injury.
  • Laser resurfacing to remove thin layers of skin or to stimulate collagen production.