Everyone will get wrinkles at some time in their life. They are a normal part of the aging process. However, this doesn’t mean that you will like how they look on your face. Thankfully, various treatments can help you fight the aging process, improve your appearance, and reduce wrinkles.
What Causes Facial Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are the lines that form on your facial skin and other parts of your body. Think of how a shirt looks when it needs to be ironed. These creases form on your skin and look like folds and ridges. They are most common on the face, neck, arms, and hands. Various factors contribute to wrinkles. As mentioned above, you eventually see wrinkles as you get older. This happens as the skin cells divide slowly as you age, which makes the outer layer of the skin thin. People commonly lose about 1% of the collagen in their skin every year from when they hit about 30 years old. Muscle contractions cause facial wrinkles. Think of how your muscles contract when you frown, smile, and squint. Every time you make these facial expressions, the muscles contract and cause the skin to crease around your eyes, between your eyebrows, and around your mouth. Other factors contributing to your skin wrinkling include smoking, sun damage, and the effects of gravity.
What Are Some Wrinkle Treatments?
If you don’t like how wrinkles look on your face, neck, hands, and arms, you can take steps to treat them. One option is retinoids. Retinoids are chemicals that come from vitamin A and can reduce wrinkles on the skin and improve its texture, hydration levels, and pigment. It is possible to buy retinal over the counter. It penetrates deep into the skin and activates elastin and collagen, giving your skin better structure and preventing wrinkles. Micro-needling can rejuvenate your facial skin. It involves a professional using a device that punctures the skin with several tiny needles. As micro wounds are created, the body produces more elastin and collagen. This improves fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to micro-needling, other minimally invasive treatments can remove the outer layers of the skin and cause the body to create more collagen and elastin. These treatments include microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, and chemical peels. Laser skin resurfacing can reduce facial wrinkles that have been caused by acne or sun damage.
Injections That Allow You to Say Goodbye to Dynamic Wrinkles
Botulinum toxin type A injections allow you to get to the root of dynamic wrinkles and minimize or eliminate them for at least three months. The product is injected directly into the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles. They block the chemical signals that cause muscle contractions. This means you can say goodbye to the wrinkles between your eyes and crow’s feet, which occur when you squint. These injections can prevent facial wrinkles. Most healthy men and women qualify for these injections and can use the treatment several times a year to enjoy a more youthful look.
The Benefits of Fillers
As you age, your skin will lose fat, leading to areas on the face that sag. Using an injectable filler means that a qualified professional can give volume to your cheeks, lips, and other areas with fine lines and wrinkles. They can even help individuals with naturally thin lips and areas on their faces that are hollow or do not have enough fat. Fillers are made from a variety of ingredients. The most common ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which holds moisture and can last several months or more.
Get Long-Term Results with a Facelift
For those who have used the above-mentioned treatments and are not getting the results they would like, a facelift may be the best option. This surgical procedure involves removing fat and skin from the face and neck. Muscular and connective tissue are tightened, leading to fewer wrinkles.
Are You a Good Candidate for Wrinkle Treatments?
Wrinkle treatments are a great option if you would like to rejuvenate your appearance. If you want to learn more about your candidacy for various treatment options, call 205-352-9141 today. We will be happy to help you get started.