Collagen and elastin fibers in the skin breakdown naturally as part of aging. And when this happens, fine lines or wrinkles will normally develop. It could be an ugly sight especially for those people who are not supposed to have fine lines yet. Good thing is that there is a variety of options to treat, remove or reduce these ugly lines. But you should also remember that no solutions fit everyone because people have different types of skin. Wrinkle creams, fillers, chemical peels, non-ablative lasers and plastic surgery are examples of wrinkle treatments that promise dramatic results. Although effective, these treatments can also be expensive. But whatever you choose, here are tips on how to use treatment for facial lines:
Tip #1: Using Retinoids can reduce fine lines, skin roughness, and uneven skin color.
Retinoids are vitamin A derivatives. There are many products that contain retinoids and they usually come in the form of a cream that is applied to the areas of the skin with fine lines. And because of the so many retinoid products that we have today, the strength of topical retinoids will depend on the products or the portion of retinoids they put in. Over-the-counter retinoid products are not usually strong as prescribed by a doctor. When you are using retinoids, this should be combined with sunscreen and clothing to protect the skin you are trying to treat. The skin will become more sensitive if you are using retinoids. Although effective, there are also side effects like redness, dryness and itchiness but fine line reduction will begun to show up in 4 to 12 weeks of usage.
Tip #2: If you can handle the cost, laser skin rejuvenation will do the work quickly.
It reduces fine lines on the face and neck and can also tighten skin in the face area. There are many options for doctors to choose for this procedure like the light emitting device (LED) and non ablative lasers. The LED uses the intense light pulses on the skin to eliminate fine lines and skin discoloration while the non ablative lasers penetrate the skin, thus tightening it and activating collagen production. The good thing about this treatment is that it requires no recovery time.
Tip #3: Chemical peel can also be effective in reducing fine lines.
It works by applying an acid to the skin with fine lines. There are products that could be used at home, but if you want assurance it is better to ask your doctor for a prescription. This treatment can either be done by you or a licensed dermatologist. A chemical peel burns away the top layer of the skin and revealing the new skin that is less wrinkled. This treatment usually needs a series of sessions to achieve optimal result.
Wrinkles on your face can either reflect your growing age or unhealthy skin. We will all grow old and we will all experience wrinkles. This kind of skin change is beyond our control, but we can reduce or avoid the appearances of these ugly facial lines too soon by having a healthy lifestyle and staying happy.