The Common Causes of Wrinkles and How to Manage Them
Do you obsess over wrinkles? Are you the type of person who looks for new ones often when getting ready in the morning? Maybe you don’t think twice about them. You just go about your day without a care. Who can really avoid the sun, anyway? And who has time to moisturize? Well, there’s some pertinent information for both types of person here.
If you obsess over wrinkles, the good news is that there are many cosmetic treatments available to help get rid of wrinkles. Your doctor can help you decide on the best one for your situation. If you don’t give the cause of wrinkles a second thought, you should. The severity of your wrinkles is not inevitable. The choices you make now can greatly impact how your skin looks later in life. Simple lifestyle changes can go a long way towards protecting your skin.
Here is what you need to know about the most common causes of wrinkles and how you can treat them.
By far the biggest culprit when it comes to developing wrinkles, UV rays are to be avoided as much as possible. While of course you need to go outside and get your vitamin D, to say nothing of getting place to place, you can limit your exposure by regularly using sunscreen. It’s also recommended that you avoid using tanning booths, as the concentrated artificial UV rays are just as damaging (if not more so) as the sun’s rays. If you know you’re going to be spending any significant amount of time in the sun, protect yourself. Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach.
Smoking is just bad in general. It’s possibly the worst thing you could do as far your health is concerned. Disregarding the very real risks of cancer and heart disease, though, smoking is also quite damaging to your skin. First, the lip motion required to smoke causes wrinkles around the lips. But, more importantly, the nicotine and other chemicals in a cigarette damage the blood vessels, which ages your skin far sooner than it should. The bottom line is: quit smoking sooner rather than later.
Our bodies are majority water, so we need to keep that replenishment going. Dry skin is much more susceptible to wrinkling and can add years to your appearance. Hydration occurs both inside and out. Not only should you use a good moisturizer day and night, but also make sure you’re drinking enough water. Proper hydration is good for your overall health, as well.
Rest and diet
Finally, certain lifestyle choices like getting more sleep and eating a healthy diet will certainly help you avoid wrinkles. Not getting enough sleep puts unnecessary stress on your skin as it’s not allowed to properly regenerate overnight. Also, be sure to eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Additives like sugar are bad for your skin.
Luckily, there are a variety of treatments available to you that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate your youthful appearance. With the help of your doctor, you can turn back the hands of time. But, what treatment option should you decide on? A consultation with your doctor will be required to determine the best solution, but here are some of the treatments that will be available to you.
Botox and fillers like Juvederm are good, minimally invasive (it’s a quick injection) solutions to reduce the appearance of wrinkles through the paralyzing of the muscle or plumping of the skin respectively. Dermabrasion sands away layers of the skin to reveal the smoother skin underneath. There are also laser treatments available that stimulate collagen production in order to restore youthfulness to your face. For home care, you can use retinoid creams to nourish the skin and assist with collagen production.
Wrinkles are a mostly unavoidable part of getting older. While everyone will at least develop some wrinkling with age, you do have the ability to minimize their prominence by taking the proper steps to care for your skin. After all, we all know someone who seems to somehow magically avoid excessive wrinkles despite their age. If you haven’t yet begun a robust skincare treatment, today is the day to begin. You’re never too young to start taking care of your skin and a head start can only help. However, if you already do have some wrinkles, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. There are many cosmetic treatments available to you that can help reduce the appearance of your existing wrinkles. If you’d like to learn more about these treatments, book an appointment online with us today. Dr. Nagpal and the team at Bella Medical Aesthetics are dedicated to providing you with the cutting-edge treatments you need to look your best.