Textural issues include fine lines and wrinkles, broken capillaries, and Rosacea.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Facial lines and wrinkles form from because of a variety of things, including the natural aging process, damage from the sun, general muscle movement, gravity, injury, surgery, acne, smoking and other skin conditions that have a tendency to scar. When irregular thickening of the dermis occurs, as well as the amount of water held in the epidermis decreases*, fine lines develop. Dynamic or static lines are when deeper lines or furrows develop. These appear with movement, such as smiling or frowning. Dynamic lines will eventually become static. Static lines remain unchanged with muscle movement. Examples of fine lines include crow’s feet around the eyes, worry lines on the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Dr. Sheikh provides an array of treatments separately and combined to treat fine lines and wrinkles. These services include, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), RevLite®, TempSure™ Envi, Fractional Resurfacing, Advanced Peels, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers, specifically Restylane®. Also, in her skin care product line, NINI Cosmeceuticals, there are several remedies that reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Broken Capillaries are thread-like veins that result from dilation of blood capillaries. The key causes of broken capillaries are genetics, pregnancy, hormones, and skin irritation, and sun damage. The primary treatments by Dr. Sheikh are the use of the Veralite laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Also, RevLite®, Fractional Resurfacing, the TextureEffects Peel, and NINI Cosmeceuticals promote removal of broken capillaries.
Rosacea is a visible reddening of the skin of the face. It is a chronic skin disorder most common in fair-skinned women. It typically appears when a person is in their 30’s or 40’s. Beginning as a persistent flushing in response to stress or exertion, rosacea is progressive, with symptoms worsening over the course of years. Men and women affected by this often feel self-conscious and this increases as the symptoms worsen. Although there is no cure for rosacea, its appearance can be dramatically reduced.
No one knows what its cause. It initially appears as a lengthened blush response. The flushing worsens as blood vessels become weakened and permanently stretched in the “blush areas” of the cheeks, nose and chin. The flushing becomes more pronounced and prolonged, and eventually becomes permanent. The skin grows irritated and red bumps or pimples can appear which is why it is sometimes called “acne rosacea” or “adult acne.” In extreme cases, rhinophyma—firm nodules or bumps distorting the nose–develops.