Top 5 Ways To Get Rid Of Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process, aren't
they? Some of us, no - make that A LOT of us,
believe in doing everything possible to prevent wrinkles and get rid of the ones we already have.
If you're looking for a way to have younger looking skin, the
list below should give you some ideas. Chances are, one of these options will be perfect for
#1 - Prescribed Treatments
Your doctor or dermatologist may prescribe topical retinoids as part of an
overall skin care plan to reduce wrinkles, even out skin tone and increase smoothness.
Retinoids, derived from Vitamin A, can be highly effective
but can also make your skin sensitive and prone to burn easily in the sun.
Protective sunscreen is a must if you choose this type of
treatment. Retin-A, Renova and Avage are popular prescription retinoids. Prescription skin care tends to cost more
than over-the-counter and may or may not produce better results depending on your individual
#2 - Anti Wrinkle Creams
With a multitude of anti-wrinkle creams available without a prescription, most women (and men) are able
to find a suitable treatment without resorting to expensive prescribed options. However, results will be more
gradual with these creams because they are less concentrated than their prescription
This is one of the most popular treatment types and you'll
find several product reviews on this webiste to help you find one that's right for your skin. For
mild to moderate wrinkles and other signs of aging they usually work quite well. For more severe cases you should
discuss the options with your dermatologist.
#3 - Skin Removal
Both of these work by removing the top layer of your
skin which allows fresh, healthy skin to grow in its place. The main difference between these two treatments is the amount of skin that's removed.
Dermabrasion is much more aggressive and can leave the skin red and scabbed for a time. Microdermabrasion removes
less skin and must be repeated to maintain results but there is virtually no recovery period associated with
These work to encourage new skin formation by enhancing collagen
production. Intense ablative lasers actually wound the skin and, much like dermabrasion can take some time to
Less intensive laser treatments simply heat the skin and
encourage the formation of collagen and elastin. They do not damage the skin, but similar to microdermabrasion
require subsequent treatments for best and lasting results.
Peels are used to achieve a similar objective as the abrasive
and laser-based treatments already discussed. However, a peel removes the outer layer of skin through the
application of an acid. They can be varied in
strength with superficial treatments being the least severe but requiring multiple applications over
#4 - Botox & Filler
Botox works by paralyzing selected facial
muscles so that the skin stays smooth and tight. Injections usually need to be repeated every few months and are commonly used for wrinkles
on the forehead, between the eyebrows (frown lines) and on crow's feet.
Fillers are often used to plump up deep wrinkles which
can make them smoother and less noticeable. Common
fillers include collagen, fat and hyaluronic acid. Well-known brands include Restylane and Juvederm. As with Botox, treatments generally need to be repeated
every so often to maintain results.
Although side effects tend to be minimal, some people
experience temporary bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site.
#5 - Face Lift Surgery
Face lifts are the most serious option but results can last up to 10 years.
Excess skin and fat is removed from the lower part of the face and neck while the underlying muscles and
connective tissues are tightened. Swelling and bruising can last for several weeks after the
This option is only for those who desparately need to look
younger. Most women won't find it's not necessary and will do just fine with one of the other, less invasive
alternatives. Drastic measures like surgery are usually not the best answer in our opinion.
Which Option Is Right For
Choosing the best way to get rid of wrinkles is a highly
personal decision. It's generally considered wise
to try the less invasive (and less expensive) options first before resorting to more severe procedures. Often it's
possible to avoid injections and surgery completely when you use effective alternatives on a consistent
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