Wrinkle Treatment Specialist

Kay Elledge, MD, FACOG

Gynecologist & Medical Director located in South Bay, Torrance, CA

If fine lines and wrinkles make you look older than you’d like, some simple solutions are within reach. At her self-titled practice in South Bay and Torrance, California, gynecologist and medical director Kay Elledge, MD, FACOG, and her team use the PicoSure® laser and other innovative techniques to reduce wrinkles and other unwanted signs of aging. Call her office to learn more, or book an appointment online today.

Wrinkle Treatment Q & A

What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are often an inevitable sign of aging and are caused by:

  • Decreased skin elasticity due to aging
  • Reduced fat in deep skin layers from aging
  • Exposure to ultraviolet light
  • Smoking
  • Repeated facial movements and expressions
  • Genetic factors

Some people are more prone to developing wrinkles than others, but healthy lifestyle habits help reduce them.

How can I prevent wrinkles?

There is no surefire way to prevent wrinkles from developing over time, but several strategies help reduce or delay fine lines and other signs of aging:

  • Protect your skin from the sun with clothing, hats, and sunglasses
  • Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher
  • Apply moisturizers to your skin
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats

You can’t always avoid wrinkles, but Dr. Elledge and her staff reduce them using numerous noninvasive aesthetic procedures.

What is wrinkle treatment?

Wrinkle treatment involves various strategies that tighten skin to give you the youthful appearance you once had. Examples include:

Wrinkle creams

Prescription and non-prescription topical wrinkle creams help reduce skin roughness and fine lines. Dr. Elledge helps you choose a product that best matches your individual needs.

PicoSure®

PicoSure is a noninvasive laser skin treatment that reduces:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Freckles
  • Sunspots
  • Other skin discoloration
  • Tattoos

The PicoSure device activates your body’s natural collagen and elastin production to achieve younger looking skin without pain or downtime.

Unlike traditional laser treatments, PicoSure doesn’t rely on heat to destroy the skin. Instead, it applies gentle pressure that activates your body’s natural immune response, minimizing discomfort and injury. You might experience mild redness for a few hours after the procedure.

Pellevé™

The Pellevé™ skin tightening system uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate and gently heat underlying skin without damaging top skin layers. It stimulates new collagen growth over time and results in firmer, youthful looking, tighter skin with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.

Botox®

Botox is an injection your provider uses to prevent facial muscles from contracting, making the skin on your face appear smooth and wrinkle-free for several months. It works well for crow’s feet lines, forehead lines, and frown lines between your eyebrows.

Fillers

Your provider injects soft tissue fillers, such as Restylane® and Juvederm®, deep into facial tissues to soften creases, smooth lines, enhance facial contours, and restore lost volume so you can look younger without downtime.

Which wrinkle treatment is right for me?

After a thorough consultation, Dr. Elledge helps you choose a wrinkle treatment that best matches your individual needs. Call to schedule an appointment today, or use the online scheduler.