Ever wonder if Botox or laser treatments are best for improving fine lines, wrinkles
and sagging skin? While Botox and laser skin rejuvenation therapies are very different in their
application, they both have advantages in improving aging skin. Botox and Dysport are brand
names of Botulinum toxin which in small amounts, can paralyze targeted muscles in the face to
smooth fine lines and wrinkles. This is especially effective for fine lines and wrinkles on the
forehead, around the eyes and crow’s feet and between the eyebrows (the 11’s). Botox has
been shown to be very safe and results last 3-4 months on average.
Lasers for skin rejuvenation use ablative energy to create micro-damage to the skin’s
surface which stimulates a wound-healing response that improves skin tone and texture. The
most effective laser will also use radiofrequency heat to penetrate deeper into the skin layers
to stimulate collogen production which produces overall firmer skin over several weeks to
At Alpine Health & Wellness, our Opus fractional plasma laser is unlike any other skin
resurfacing laser. While other lasers use light energy, Opus Plasma uses fractional plasma
energy which interacts with the skin differently. Other light-based lasers create columns of
injury that run vertically through the layers of the skin where Opus Plasma creates a cup-
shaped area of fractional injury on the surface of the skin that smooths away wrinkles almost
like a sandblaster. This means great results with much less downtime!
The metal pins of the Opus Plasma device are charged with radiofrequency energy. It’s
this energy that reacts with atmospheric pressure to create the plasma that “injures” the
skin—but it also has an added benefit. While plasma works more superficially, the
radiofrequency energy creates heat in the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen
production and, ultimately, helping tighten the skin. Other benefits of Opus Plasma laser over
other lasers are that it is approved for all skin types and that it is safe to use any time of year,
even in the summer. Aftercare involves application of our anti-inflammatory CBD restoring
cream that works quickly to soothe and calm inflammation. Results can be seen after one
treatment, but three treatments one month apart are ideal for optimal results.
Lasers like Opus Plasma work very well to smooth and strengthen the skin and repair
past damage, but laser treatments unfortunately cannot prevent future damage from re-
occurring. Your facial muscles will continue to move after the laser treatments and will
eventually recreate or deepen the folds in the skin. The most effective method to deal with
wrinkles is to complete a series of laser treatments to repair past skin damage and strengthen
the skin, then begin regular Botox injections to help prevent the wrinkles from returning.
Combine this with an effective anti-aging skin care routine for optimal results.