Wrinkles are something that everyone fears, and while they are inevitable, you can work to prevent them for as long as possible.
The key is to start treating wrinkles as soon as you start to notice them. There are many effective treatments for wrinkles that can return your skin to its youthful glory with very little time commitment.
The key is knowing what treatments are available so that you can choose the best one for you.
For lines that are just starting to appear, many women can use an emollient-based moisturiser to plump their skin and alleviate the lines.
Starting a regimen with this type of moisturiser can also ward off future wrinkles by giving the skin the moisture and protection that it needs.
Oils can provide a similar effect, such as extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, because they plump the skin and create a moisture barrier. This means that they give the skin a boost of moisture and then trap it there so that the skin maintains its hydration.
Many people turn to wrinkle creams first because they are more affordable and accessible. These creams usually contain ingredients like retinoids, heavy-duty moisturisers and vitamin C to plump the skin and make it appear more smooth and even.
The retinoids works to gently exfoliate the skin so that it is smoother and less prone to wrinkling. This also works to smooth out lines that are already present.
Vitamin C evens the skin tone and makes the skin more pliable. Heavy-duty moisturisers make the skin more elastic and plump to alleviate current wrinkles and prevent new ones.
Chemical peels remove the first layer of skin using ingredients like lactic acid, glycolic acid or trichloracetic acid. This stimulates the production of collagen so that the skin is tighter and more youthful.
This treatment is ideal for smaller wrinkles because after removing the first layer of skin, the wrinkles do not look as deep.
There are chemical peel products that can be used at home, but the acid concentrations are much lower so the results are not as noticeable.
The chemical peels performed by professionals remove more skin due to stronger acid concentrations. This increases the discomfort during and after the treatment, but it also better reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Microdermabrasion may be performed to improve the texture of the skin and alleviate the appearance of minor wrinkles.
This treatment is performed in a spa and it works by essentially sanding the face with fine crystals. It removes dead skin cells to reveal the skin below that is brighter and more youthful.
It is common to have some swelling and redness after having this procedure done, and these can last a few hours. Because of this, it is important to protect your skin from the sun when you leave the spa after this procedure.
Botox is probably the most widely known treatment for wrinkles that do not respond to other treatments. It takes less than a minute to paralyse the muscles below the skin to soften wrinkles and their appearance.
The results last an average of four months and then the procedure has to be repeated for you to retain your results.
Now you know about the various wrinkle treatments that you can consider when the time comes. Make sure that you consider things like your skin type and the severity of the wrinkles before committing to a treatment.
It is important that you choose the right treatment so that you get the best results possible.