Wrinkles are one of those problems that everyone, over a certain age seems to have, and those who haven’t experienced it, dread. Over the years, the types of treatments, as well as their effectiveness, have changed drastically and the results show. Whether part of a doctor’s treatment plan that features Rock Hill laser hair removal or as a base for in-office procedures, there’s never been more ways to restore skin to its younger appearance.
Creams and Lotions
There are many creams and lotions that claim to help reduce wrinkles; moisturizers that may or may not have added ingredients often fit into this category. Moisturizers work by adding hydration that plumps the skin. Retinoids in a lower strength can offer some help with wrinkles as do coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, alpha-hydroxy acids. There are prescription-strength topicals to assist with the problem, they contain retinoids which aid collagen replacement. Products need to be used every day as it takes time to see improvements with anything that is included in this class. Retinoids can cause some side effects with dryness, redness or burning being the most reported among users. As always, it is important to choose creams and lotions in consultation with a doctor. Some practices also carry their own professional strength products that are more powerful than the store-bought brands.
Surgery reduces wrinkles. A face-lift gets rid of excess skin and fat; it will take several weeks to recover. Other surgical options include brow lifts, neck lifts, and eye lifts. There are other non-surgical procedures that can be done. One of the most well-known selections among these procedures is laser resurfacing. A laser takes off the outer layer of skin while heating other layers and this produces tighter skin through new collagen.
Botox and fillers have different ways of working but achieve the same effect of fewer wrinkles and smooth skin. Chemical peels can also offer a smoother look to the skin; they have different strengths that can be used to get results. Ultrasound treatments can be used to tighten the skin in the areas of the face, neck, and chest. There are microdermabrasion and dermabrasion treatments available. The skin is sanded on the surface in these cases. Treatments may need to be done over several months to get the desired effect.
Lifestyle changes can make a big difference; a commonly thought of option in this category is watching the exposure to the sun. Too much sun brings more wrinkles as well as other skin conditions that can add to aging. Always wear sunscreen when going outside to protect the skin. Stopping smoking is one change sure to help. Smoking has been found to cause wrinkles. Getting the right amount of sleep is not only healthy, but it helps the skin. To avoid wrinkles that can come from sleeping on the side, try moving to your back. Eating healthy is something to consider; add more fruits, vegetables, and fish to a diet as well to improve nutrient levels. Washing the face too much will cause wrinkles and will take off the moisture that is meant to protect the skin.