Wrinkles are a natural byproduct of aging. Over time, skin cells take longer to divide and the skin’s inner layers become thinner. This leads to less elasticity and structure, more dryness, and less speedy healing. All of these contribute to wrinkles. Spending excess time in the sun also contributes to UV damage. Further, smoking contributes to wrinkles by reducing your skin’s ability to produce collagen.
There are a variety of minimally-invasive ways to bring out more youthfulness in your skin and smooth wrinkles, including:
Most in-office wrinkle treatments cause little, if any, discomfort. Some people compare the sensation of Botox injections to a tiny pinch. Microdermabrasion is a lot gentler and less likely to cause pain that dermabrasion. Juvederm contains numbing ingredients to help minimize discomfort. If you’re concerned about additional pain or have especially sensitive skin, you may request a topical numbing cream or apply ice before injection treatments.
Some amount of skin wrinkling is inevitable over time. That said, you can take steps to minimize its appearance. The leading cause of wrinkles is sun exposure, so avoid the sun when you can, and cover up or wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors. Quitting smoking (or never starting) and getting sufficient nightly sleep can also help. Avoid squinting by wearing glasses, if needed, and eat a healthy diet. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as salmon, is particularly helpful for skin plumpness.
We have medical strength skin care products available only in doctors' office for keeping your skin fresh and radiant in between your spa treatments.
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