Wrinkles

Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural part of life and getting old. They affect the face, neck, hands and forearms the most. The general factors are: age, sun exposure (UV light), smoking, repeated facial expression, dehydration, smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise and skincare routine. There are different types of wrinkles: dynamic, static, and folds.

To prevent wrinkles from appearing in the first place, you should protect your skin. Try to limit the amount of time that is spent in sun exposure. It is recommended to wear thick protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses. Always apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more to areas that will be exposed to sunlight. You should moisturize so water will stay trapped under your skin. Dry skin will lead to creases and lines.

If you are concerned about the way your wrinkles appear, you should see a dermatologist to determine your treatments. There are both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. A combination of multiple procedures may produce the best results.

Prescription medicine derived from vitamin A, like retinoids, may reduce fine wrinkles when applied to the skin. These cause the skin to be more sensitive but they help the skin heal. Nonprescription wrinkle creams contain alpha hydroxy acids that remove the top layer of dead skin and create new skin growth. However, this is less effective so you would have to apply more than usual.

During laser resurfacing, the underlying skin gets heated and the outer layer gets destroyed. Photodynamic rejuvenation is a process when a special topical solution called Levulan obliterates abnormal cells. Chemical peels remove the top layer of your skin and the skin that grows back is a lot smoother. Dermabrasion smoothens the layer surface of the skin with a brush that is rotating. Botox keeps muscles from contracting when injected into them and the skin will appear a lot more smoother. Soft-tissue fillers plump and smooth wrinkles and furrows by getting injected into your face. A facelift is done by elevating the skin in the face and sculpting the fat.

The side effects of any of these procedures may include:

  • Scarring
  • Lightening or darkening of skin color
  • Redness
  • Infection
  • Scabbing
  • Swelling
  • Bruising

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