Cosmetic treatments may not completely erase the blueprint of wrinkles on your face, but medical grade skincare, injectables, facial fillers, and skin resurfacing may significantly improve the appearance of your skin. In fact, Botox ® Cosmetic is known to help prevent the onset of wrinkles. To improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, skin folds, enlarged pores, broken capillaries, and scarring, check out our list for facial rejuvenation!
For a quick fix, no downtime, and a sensible price, millions have enjoyed the benefits of Botox and Dysport for the prevention of wrinkles and significant improvement of existing wrinkles on the forehead, crow’s feet or between the brows. Juvederm®, Hydrelle®, Perlane®, Restylane® and Sculptura® are each designed for specific areas of the face in specialized variations thereof, offering instantaneous results to plump up your cheeks, fill in sunken areas, diminish smile lines and touch up thin lips or lip lines. In fact, touch ups every so often offer everlasting results. Now, let’s peek at the age categories so you can see what ingredients in your life may fit into your schedule to prevent and diminish aging wrinkles and facial folds.
For the 20’s, 30’s and Beyond
First, the basics. Eat healthy. “Anti-wrinkle” foods include: tomatoes, red peppers, beets, carrots, blue berries, kale and salmon. Fatty acids support hydration for the cells and help prevent moisture loss. Take in corn, soy, sunflower oil, and raw dairy, but balance the dosage. Exercise to speed up the oxygen process that supports healthy cell development for ammunition against the reduction in collagen and elastin fibers is helpful. Exercise your neck for wrinkle prevention. Consistently wear sunscreen on the face, neck and body. Reapply sunscreen every few hours throughout the day.
The key to skincare is in the ingredients. Wash your face at least three times a day. Consider medical grade skincare products. Look for key words, including: multivitamins, anti-oxidants, peptides, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. Retin A is wonderful for those over 30.
A simple exfoliation of oats, honey, essential oils may work in the 20’s. Yet, exfoliating takes on a new dimension when the skin exfoliation process slows down with age. For starters, don’t forget to investigate at-home power assisted tools equipped with soft bristles that remove pollutants and excess make up such as Clarasonic. Then, check out medical grade skincare for the years beyond.
Tone to maintain PH balance. Stay away from alcohol on the face and in the body. Perhaps it’s wise to investigate rosewater and witch hazel alternatives. Use an eye cream to compensate for the lack of oil glands under the eyes.
Then comes moisturizing. Part of a healthy moisturizing routine involves drinking eight 6 to 8 ounce glasses of water each day. Hydration of the skin is highly dependent upon water intake. Moisturizers hold moisture in the skin and protect the skin from pollutants. Check out products like Evian spray water. Ponder lotions containing shea butter, cerimides, multi-vitamins- and more. And don’t forget to use an eye cream to compensate for the lack of oil glands under the eye lids.
For the 30’s and Beyond
Microdermabrasion is a first stage anti-wrinkle remedy. The goal of microdermabrasion is to use a tool that will discharge tiny crystals onto your face to provide an advanced form of skin exfoliation. The cost is reasonable, making six to eight visits for microdermabrasion annually practical for many people.
Then, comes light chemical peels to leverage advanced exfoliation and the cell renewal process with the removal of the dead surface skin layer. In fact, chemical peels are offered in a variety of strengths to limit the signs of aging. Depending upon the extent of aging, chemical peels may be performed every eight weeks or at three to four month intervals to optimize anti-aging benefits.
Botox is known to limit and prevent the appearance of dynamic wrinkles caused by facial expressions. The treatment involves a small number of injections, results build in a week’s time and there is no recovery involved The reasonable cost may make the quarterly or semi-annual investment worthwhile.
Sculptura, a facial filler, is a collagen type substance that is injected under the skin to fill facial creases. Even if you are at the edge of wrinkling days, it may be worthwhile to infuse collagen directly under surface folds, such as between your eye brows or from your nose to mouth. For that matter, consult with a physician about collagen injections to limit facial sagging.
Finally, light source technology offers some of the most intensive methods for stimulating collagen and elastin production as well as reducing facial wrinkles, sun damage and sagging.
- Radiofrequency lasers for the dermis and surface skin layers.
- Infra red technology serves some of the deepest layers for the skin.
In fact, there are a variety of types of lasers available to treat fine lines, deep wrinkles and facial sagging. Lasers are both a preventative modality and treatment method for facial wrinkles and sagging. Depending upon the type of laser and extent of treatment, there may be recovery time. Yet, the results can be significant following two or more treatments.
Late Stage Prevention
In the 40’s and thereafter, there are minimally invasive facial plastic surgery procedures that are available to limit future aging. It is not uncommon for people today to undergo mini-face lifts, neck lifts, eye lid surgery or even the endoscopic forehead lift to reduce the signs of aging and allow for a less invasive follow up procedure later on, if desired and necessary. Facial plastic surgery helps to keep the face lifted and limits the appearance of wrinkles over time.
Now, it’s time to investigate. There are many options to choose from. There are different ingredients associated with each option. So, it may be wise to consult with a dermatologist and plastic surgeon about your desire for the right wrinkle prevention solution.
It is important to recognize that all information contained on this website cannot be considered to be specific medical diagnosis, medical treatment, or medical advice. As always, you should consult with a physician regarding any medical condition.