Wrinkles in the skin are a natural occurrence as you get older. The common muscles you use every day to smile, squint and frown eventually leave indents on your face where the muscles contract. This happens as the skin begins to lose elasticity due to lower collagen levels and other factors. However, you don’t have to succumb gracefully to wrinkles on your face. There are options to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and slow down the aging process. Here are a few of the top non-surgical cosmetic options for fighting wrinkles.
- Dermal fillers. One of the quickest ways to smooth a wrinkle is with a dermal filler. These injectable cosmetics plump under the skin and soften lines and wrinkles. As you get older, you lose fat under the skin in the face which can create looser skin that is prone to wrinkles. Dermal filler temporarily add volume where this fat loss has occurred.
- Botox is the top seller in medical cosmetic procedures. This injection essentially temporarily paralyzes muscles that cause wrinkles. It is very effective on frown or brow lines between the eyebrows, but can be used in a few other places as well.
- Laser skin resurfacing. As the skin ages, it slows its regeneration process. This can change the tone, color and tightness of the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can help regenerate the skin cells for a more youthful appearance. Not only does it help with lines and wrinkles, but can even skin color, tone and improve texture.
If you want to keep wrinkles at bay, schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. There are many surgical and non-surgical options available through plastic surgeons to help you retain a more youthful appearance.
Posted on behalf of:
Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.
9230 Katy Fwy Suite 600
Spring Valley Village, TX 77055