June 13, 2024
What Are Wrinkle Treatments?

What Are Wrinkle Treatments?

What Are Wrinkle Treatments?

Have you started noticing wrinkles appear on your neck and around your eyes? You’re not alone. In fact, between 50% and 90% of adults have some evidence of facial wrinkles by the time they are 30 years old!

Some treatments can help remove these wrinkles or lessen their appearances, like botox injections, under-eye creams, and peels. Some effective – and painless – ways of slowing the effects of aging include picking facial serums with retinoids (like Renova or Tazorac) as one of their primary ingredients.

Apply them nightly to your face and neck while avoiding direct contact with your eyes or lips.

However, it’s best to use these only at night, when they won’t get diluted by sunlight.

Alpha-hydroxy acids

Alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, malic, citric, salicylic, and the like) are fruit acids and are now widely used in skincare.

They cause mild irritation (i.e., stinging initially at higher concentrations).

This lasts only while they ‘work’ on the skin and disappears quickly. When the topical application is stopped because they dissolve easily in normal skin oils (lipids).

Antioxidants

These antioxidants can be found in various fruits, vegetables, and grains. They’re very important for your body.

They can be found in berries (like strawberries), spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes. These items may make your skin appear healthier due to providing some sun protection from damage from the sun’s UV rays (even though you should still wear sunscreen).

In addition, these antioxidants may improve fine lines on your face or the dark under-eye shadows that occur with too much sun exposure.

Moisturizers

While over time you may notice an improvement in the appearance of fine wrinkles, it’s probably a best idea to use an eye cream day and night for additional protection from the elements that cause sagging skin.

Don’t forget to be more attentive with your skincare routine as you age to help improve the appearance of wrinkles on your face.

Glycolic acid peels

These superficial peels could make very slight changes in the intensity of fine wrinkles.

Deeper peels

These peels use salicylic acid and vitamin C to penetrate somewhat deeper into the skin. These deeper peels are better at smoothing fine lines; however, the likelihood of scarring or changes in skin color increases with this type of peel.

They can also be uncomfortable for a few days, so be sure to ask about what you can expect ahead of time!

Dermabrasion

This procedure takes off the first top layer of the skin, leaving it smooth and refreshed. This depends greatly on the skill and experience of the professional who does it.

Problems can occur, although scarring or changes to your skin color are avoidable with proper application.

Ultrasound therapy

The FDA has approved a noninvasive, non-surgical medical procedure called Ultherapy, which lifts and tightens skin on the face, neck, and chin while also fighting wrinkles on the chest area.

Injections

Some injections (Botox and related brands and Xeomin) relax muscles that produce on the forehead, fine lines around the eyes, and other wrinkles.

Improvement lasts several months. But it must be repeated to sustain improvement.