Wrinkles is one of the most obvious signs of aging and maturing skin. They appear in people over the age of 55, and sometimes sooner. While old age and wrinkling are inevitable, there are many ways to reduce wrinkles, especially premature ones, and fight the visible signs of aging.
Prevention is perhaps one of the best ways to reduce wrinkles and prevent them from forming. Good skin habits include avoiding the sun, using sunscreen, abstaining from nicotine and minimizing squinting. Positive habits also essential to help prevent the formation of wrinkles include following a proper skin care regime using anti-aging products like Cynergy TK.
Getting adequate sleep, and eating a well balanced, anti-oxidant Derma Prime Plus rich diet. Eating phytoestrogens, particularly soy, may also prove beneficial in fighting the signs of aging. Nutritional supplements, especially those containing Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins C, E and A can help banish wrinkles.
For wrinkles already present, several treatments have been proven to effectively reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Containing collagen or hyaluronic acid, fillers are temporary injections into the contours and creases of the skin designed to fill out facial skin, thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles. To maintain their efficiency, fillers must be topped up on a regular basis, and last anywhere between 12 to 24 months. They are typically used to treat facial areas like the mouth, between and under the eyes and nose. This procedure can prove to be expensive and are painful.
Botox works on a different premise from derma fillers. Botox injections reduce wrinkles by relaxing tiny muscles in the face which are known to cause wrinkles. Facial muscle contraction often causes crow’s feet and laugh lines in mature skin. The reduced contraction causes a reduction of these common wrinkles. Like derma fillers, Botox is not permanent and must be regularly topped up. This is another painful and expensive procedure and you must ensure you are receiving your treatments from a reputable dermatologist.
Innovative lasers can promote skin tightening and reduce the signs of aging, especially wrinkles. Laser skin tightening involves passing an infrared light over skin to stimulate the collagen underneath, causing the skin to contract and visibly firm. Photofacial rejuvenation can be used to treat skin imperfections, including wrinkles and age lines by causing the blood vessels and collagen to constrict below the skin, thereby removing wrinkles caused by aging, and especially sun damage.