Updated: Jun 15
How To Remove Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are creases or folds in the skin. They naturally appear as people get older.
The first wrinkles tend to appear on a person’s face in areas where the skin naturally folds during facial expressions. They develop due to the skin becoming thinner and less elastic over time.
Wrinkles also tend to appear on parts of the body that receive most sun exposure, such as the face and neck, back of the hands and arms.
Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process. As people get older, skin becomes thinner, drier and less elastic, which means it is less able to protect itself from damage. This leads to wrinkles and lines on the skin.
Facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning or squinting, lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles at a young age. These lines deepen as the person gets older.
There are many treatments available to help reduce fine lines on the skin, but how do we know which of these work and ultimately, everyone likes to know, how to remove wrinkles? For deeper creases, a person may require more aggressive techniques, such as plastic surgery or injections of fillers.
1. Topical medications
Topical retinoid creams aim to reduce fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and skin roughness. They do this by increasing collagen production in the skin.
This is a common active ingredients in wrinkle creams, though concentrations in an over-the-counter (OTC) wrinkle creams will be significantly lower than a prescription one. The concentration will affect how well they work.
Microdermabrasion is a non surgical procedure that involves a controlled wearing away of the upper layers of skin with a device.
This type of treatment aims to give a fresher and smoother appearance to the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, coarse skin, and sun damage.
The results are only temporary and require repeated treatments.
Neurotoxin blocks the chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. Doctors use it to treat some medical conditions.
A doctor will use neurotoxin to reduce wrinkles by injecting small doses of toxin into targeted muscles. If the muscles can no longer tighten, the skin flattens, giving a less wrinkled and smoother appearance.
Neurotoxin can decrease the lines on the forehead, the frown lines between the eyes, and crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a person will see results after a few days to a week. The changes usually last for 3–4 months, repeat injections are required to maintain the result.
Soft tissue fillers include collagen, hyaluronic acid or fat. Doctors will inject fillers into deeper face wrinkles, plumping and smoothening them out to give the skin more volume.
People may sometimes experience swelling and bruising in the affected areas for a short period.
The results depend on several factors, including where the wrinkles are and their depth.
*It is best to consult a medical healthcare professional for choice of treatment. Make an appointment with us to find out more.