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Fine Lines & Wrinkles in Phoenix

Surgical Skin Treatments ScottsdalePeople worry about getting their first gray hair, but it can be even more alarming when you discover a new line or wrinkle on your face. The firm, supple skin you enjoyed in your youth does not last forever, and fine lines and wrinkles will eventually take hold on your face. Unfortunately, these effects can make you look older than you feel on the inside.

The difference between fine lines and wrinkles lies in the depth. Fine lines are more superficial whereas wrinkles are deeper set. No matter how deep these lines are on your face, board-certified oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Ali Ghafouri and his team at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists has amazing treatment suggestions for rejuvenating your skin. 

How Do Lines and Wrinkles Develop?

The texture of your skin is mainly dependent on your body’s production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that thicken and volumize the skin. As production of these proteins gradually decreases, your less-firm skin is susceptible to lines and wrinkles. Some lines appear when you make facial expressions and leave indentations on increasingly thin skin, while other lines develop because of sagging skin.

Although lines and wrinkles seem like an inevitable part of aging, most of the damage to your skin is the consequence of sun damage. Wearing sunscreen and otherwise shielding yourself from UV rays can delay the rate at which wrinkles appear. A dedicated skin care routine with moisturizer can also keep your skin looking smoother and radiant for longer. The good news is that once wrinkles do start to appear, you are not without options.

Cosmetic Treatments for Wrinkles


One of the easiest ways to eliminate or reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is with injectable treatments. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane instantly hydrate and volumize the skin with ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Many fine lines vanish once the skin is plumper. In the ensuing weeks, production of collagen and elastin rises, and this can further improve the results by giving the face a fuller, more youthful shape with fewer wrinkles.

Botox is a similar injectable treatment that is appropriate for lines that form due to facial muscle movements. The best way to target lines like forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet is with this neuromodulator. By temporarily freezing the muscles that trigger these lines, the lines have an opportunity to fade in the subsequent days and weeks. Periodic injections (every three to four months) are required to maintain the results.

Other Non-Surgical Skin Treatments

Non-surgical Skin Treatments ScottsdaleMany of Dr. Ghafouri’s skin treatments are effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, including:

  • Collagen induction therapy (AKA microneedling) uses many tiny needles to stimulate collagen production for smoother skin texture.
  • Microneedling combined with Radio Frequency (Morpheus 8) a combination therapy that simultaneously stimulates collagen, treats fine lines and wrinkles and addresses mild skin laxity when performed in a series of treatments.
  • Thread lift uses medical-grade thread to gently lift tissue to address volume loss and smooth the skin without requiring surgery.
  • Laser rejuvenation uses lasers to improve the texture of the skin. We have different laser platforms to treat mild to deep wrinkles.
  • Chemical peels remove the outer layer of skin to reveal healthier, less-wrinkled skin beneath.


Of course, the most dramatic results are achieved with plastic surgery. Depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Ghafouri can perform skin lifting procedures like brow and forehead lift or cheek and midface lift. By removing excess skin and manipulating the subdermal tissues, fine lines and wrinkles are minimized (if not outright eliminated). While the recovery is more involved for these surgeries, Dr. Ghafouri achieves results that are both longer lasting and more transformative.

Make an Appointment

You can find Scottsdale’s best skin care professionals at Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists. Whether you’d prefer a surgical or non-surgical treatment for reducing your lines and wrinkles, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is eager to recommend a treatment plan that can produce your optimal results. Please call (480) 905-1010 to schedule a consultation.


Arizona Oculoplastic Specialists

9431 E. Ironwood Square Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 905-1010

Fax: (480) 905-6988

Office Hours

Monday: 8 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Wednesday: 8 am - 5 pm

Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm

Friday: 8 am - 4 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed