5 Ways to Minimize Wrinkles on Your Face

Developing wrinkles is one of the most common signs of aging.

While most of us have accepted that growing old is just a natural part of life, the onset of wrinkles is one thing that most people don’t want to see. Wrinkles develop on the face due to the lack of moisture and elasticity of the skin. Although the formation of wrinkles is mainly due to the effects of aging, several factors such as pollution, sun exposure, stress, and nutritional deficiencies also come into play.

However, this doesn’t mean that you have no choice but to lose and submit to the wrinkle battle.

There are numerous ways that will help you look young again with fewer wrinkles. While some of these solutions will require a visit to a skin-care specialist, many are steps that you can easily do on your own.

 

5 Ways to Minimize Wrinkles on Your Face

1. Protect Your Skin With Sunscreen

Getting too much sun damage will damage your skin and will eventually form wrinkles.

To help prevent sun damage, it’s highly recommended that you stay out of the sun between 10 am to 2 pm. However, there’s nothing better to prevent sun damage than wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Perhaps, you think that you can skip on the sunscreen since you don’t bask in the sun too often. However, wearing sunscreens is not just for the sun worshippers. Even when it’s a bit cloudy outside, you could still get sun damage through cloud cover.

Opt for sunscreen products with a physical blocker (look for zinc oxide) and SPF 30.

2. Load Up on Moisturizers

Moisturizing Skin to Reduce Wrinkles

This is about as basic as it gets.

One of the most simple ways to get rid of wrinkles is to use moisturizers. A good moisturizing product will hydrate the skin and prevent it from becoming dry and oily. According to a study funded by a prominent skin-care company, a 28-year old woman with dry skin will have increased wrinkles by about 52% by the time she reaches the age of 36. On the other hand, the wrinkles will only increase by 22% by the same age if she regularly uses moisturizers.

A moisturizer can improve the appearance of wrinkles and make them look less deep.

3. Rejuvenate Facial Skin With Wrinkle Fillers

If you don’t mind seeing a doctor for a more youthful and radiant appearance, injectable wrinkle fillers are a good option to consider. They’re available at a fraction of what a typical facelift costs.

A wrinkle filler is administered by injecting a pharmaceutical filler substance of your own fat below your skin in order to fill out creases and empty areas. These injections can give you are a more youthful look by softening wrinkles and creases, enhancing lip volume, enhancing shallow contours, and raising scar depressions.

These facial injections can offer temporary to long-lasting solutions to wrinkle problems. Treatments are generally fast and easy, and they cost a lot less than your traditional Botox injections. However, the procedure of injecting wrinkle fillers is not without its potential side effects and risks.

Therefore, it’s best to ask your doctor if pharmaceutical facial fillers are right for you.

4. Take Advantage of Anti-Aging Technologies

People who are really serious about their agenda of combating signs of aging like wrinkles have the option of using one of the many anti-aging technologies available. Again, you will have to talk with your dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon for the skin treatment plan that’s right for you.

For instance, the Multi-Therapy Hydroquinone System is the ideal skin correction treatment regimen for patients that suffer from skin discoloration, pigmentation concerns, or textural damage like rosacea. This treatment will do wonders for improving your skin’s overall appearance and quality.

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to skin treatments but you can trust that there’s an ideal plan for your specific skin needs.

5. Dose Up on Retinoids and Retinol

When it comes to anti-aging compounds, retinoids and retinol are some of the most used and most studied solutions for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

According to Harvard Health, retinoids are effective for reducing fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They can also improve skin color through the stimulation of new blood vessels in the skin.

It’s highly recommended that you go for the prescription-strength retinoid product as it is simply more effective. Otherwise, there are retinoid over-the-counter products like retinol that are not as strong but minimizes skin irritation. However, they are not as effective as prescription retinoids when it comes to reducing wrinkles.

 

Now, you have an arsenal of solutions that should help you keep those unsightly fine lines and creases away.

On top of these tips and solutions, the best way to combat and slow down the signs of aging is to follow a healthy lifestyle, stay active, and eat a nutrient-packed diet.

Before you try out any anti-aging product or treatment, do not forget to consult a skin-care specialist. This is especially true if you have a sensitive or prone to irritation skin.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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