Slowing or even reversing the progression of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin is possible with the wide variety of anti-aging treatments that are available. The physical signs to the skin of aging can be rather pronounced and many people find solace in utilizing one or more of the following methods.
- Cosmetic surgery—For a more permanent and longer lasting effect, some individuals try cosmetic surgery, which can be used to tighten up parts of the face or body by nipping and tucking.
- Creams and lotions—While many manufacturers claim that their cream or lotion is the best for eliminating wrinkles, the fact of the matter is that only those containing retinol have been definitively proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Peptide topicals are another type that is frequently used for this purpose.
- Microdermabrasion—Removing the top layer of dead skin cells with coarse, sandy particles helps to encourage new dermis cell growth, promoting a rejuvenated, more even, and brighter skin.
- Botox—This is actually a toxic agent that is injected to relax the nerves that cause wrinkles.
- Chemical peels— Chemical peels remove the top layer of skin and are most often used to treat age spots, acne scars, and wrinkles. They also help to encourage growth of new, smoother skin with an even tone.
- Fillers—Injections of collagen are used to plump the skin, eliminate or reduce any sagging, and to remove wrinkles.
The cost of many of these treatments can be rather high, so try to prevent wrinkles in the first place by staying out of the sun, covering up with a hat and sunglasses, and using a high quality sunscreen lotion on exposed skin. Getting regular exercise, plenty of sleep, avoiding smoking, and maintaining a healthy diet are all very important for skin health as well.
If you need help addressing issues with your aging skin, see your skin care professional. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.