Although wrinkles can signify wisdom, or at least some level of maturity, there is no question that newly born infants also have wrinkles. The real concern that most of us have is that certain types of wrinkling is associated with aging. Aging in our current “pop” culture is not viewed positively. Generally, the treatment of normal skin aging that does not result in a functional abnormality is termed “cosmetic.” And most cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance.
Wrinkles may be a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean there are no ways to prevent and treat them.
Avoiding excessive sun exposure reduces skin damage, because the sun causes the skin to age faster. Hats, protective clothing, and sun screens can protect the skin from wrinkles by reducing sunlight damage.
Women, especially, are so concerned with antiagingproducts they often overlook the power of a simple moisturizer. Skin that is moist simply looks better, so lines and creases are far less noticeable.
Quitting smoking can prevent the accelerated aging of skin. Even a long-term heavy smoker can slow down the process by giving up.Avoid alcohol because it dehydrates the body and the skin.
Sleeping at least 7 hours a night. Sleep is the time when your body repairs the damage from the day, and interrupting that process will slow down cell turnover and interfere with proper blood flow to the skin making the complexion sallow. Lack of sleep can also aggravate virtually all skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Beauty sleep is a real thing, guys.
Medical treatments for fine wrinkling
Vitamin A acid: This ingredient, available by prescription, has the longest track record of success in treating aging skin and fine lines. Creams containing tretinoin must be used on an ongoing basis. They may produce redness and peeling at first, but discomfort can usually be minimized by lowering the cream’s concentration or applying it less often until the skin gets used to it.
Alpha-hydroxy acids: These natural fruit acids lift away the top layer of dead skin cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, particularly around the eyes. New evidence shows that in higher concentrations, AHAs may help stimulate collagen production.
Antioxidants: These include preparations that contain vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as beta-carotene. There is very little compelling evidence that these sorts of creams produce a significant cosmetic improvement.
Dermabrasion: A vacuum suction device used in tandem with a mild chemical crystal, dermabrasion helps remove the top layer of skin cells and bring new, more evenly textured skin to the surface. In the process, fine lines and wrinkles seem to disappear.
Laser therapy: Laser, light source, and radiofrequency (RF) treatments destroy the outer layer of skin with a laser beam, while the dermis, or underlying skin, is heated up. This stimulates the development of new collagen fibers.
Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers use soft tissue injection to plump out wrinkle-prone areas. Recovery times are short, and there are many filler choices available, including hyaluronic acid, poly L-lactic acid, polymethylmethacrylate, fat cells and calcium hydroxyapatite. Natural wrinkle fillers, such as collagen, tend to have fewer side effects, but synthetic fillers often last longer. Some produce temporary results; others are permanent and may require more than one treatment session. Think a filler might be right for you? To choose the best option, consider your budget, expected results and skin type, as well as the downtime you can afford to take.
Botulinum toxin type A, commonly known as Botox, blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. It is used to treat a number of medical conditions, as well as wrinkles.It is injected in small doses into targeted muscles. If the muscles can no longer tighten, the skin flattens, giving a less wrinkled and smoother appearance.Botox can decrease the lines on the forehead, the frown lines between the eyes, and “crow’s feet,” around the corners of the eyes.