Best Way to Permanently Remove Wrinkles?

Best way to perm get rid of winkles that go up and down between breasts. Fraxel, O2,peels

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Best Treatment for the Removal of Wrinkles Between the Breasts

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Hi Babbs,

Your question is a common complaint of women.  The best way to remove the wrinkles is to find a volunteer to grasp each breast and hold them laterally until the wrinkles are gone.  I know, plenty of volunteers, but not a practical solution.

Fraxel laser can be helpful as can chemical peels.  The most promising new technology for this area is Ultherapy by Ulthera which uses ultrasound energy to heat the skin to stimulate collagen production and tightening.

Good luck and be well.  I wish you the "breast".


Dr. P

Encino Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Permanently Remove Wrinkles?

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There is no permanent magic eraser for wrinkles unfortunately.    Your best bet at improving them is stimulating collagen production.  A series of Fraxel, or other fractionated laser, treatments is a good option for doing just that.  After each session, cells in the dermis called fibroblasts are stimulated to produce the collagen over the next few months, which will help soften the wrinkles.  Wearing sunscreen everyday is also something you can do which will prevent new wrinkles from forming. 

Lisa Kates, MD
Annapolis Dermatologist

Fraxel Restore for the decolletage of a woman's chest for sun damage

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The decolletage of a woman's chest, will exhibit vertical skin creases in between brown freckles and discoloration from years of sun exposure.  The ultraviolet A rays are more deeply penetrating than ultraviolet B and cause damage to the normal infrastructure of the skin.  Solar elastosis is a condition in which the collagen and elastin of the dermis, underneath the epidermis, is damaged and clumps together.  The overlying skin forms wrinkles which on the chest form these vertical and diagonal lines.

The best treatment for these lines are Fraxel Restore laser resurfacing.  Chemical peels that might extend deeply enough may scar the skin below the neck.    Superficial chemical peels may help decrease the dark spots from sun, but won't help enough with the skin creases. Carbon dioxide laser, whether traditional or fractitonal, is an ablative modality that can cause scarring of the skin below the neck. 

Fraxel Dual 1927nm. wavelength can be done for one or two treatments to help eradicate the brown discoloration from sun damage, but the 1550nm. wavelength of the Fraxel Restore is a deeper penetrating laser energy that helps regenerate new collagen and helps eradicate the damaged collagen.  A series of 5 or more treatments may be needed of the Fraxel Restore, done every 3 to 4 weeks.  Remember to wear your sunscreen, otherwise your investment in trying to improve your photoaged skin of the chest is moot.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

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