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Wrinkle Treatment Medications, Medical Techniques and Surgery

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Rhytides, or wrinkles , occur on those areas of the body that receive the most sunlight, such as the face, neck, the tops of hands and forearms. Wrinkles are also caused by smoking, heredity and skin type—with light-coloured skin being most susceptible to the sun’s damaging rays. In particular, our faces often end up looking older than we prefer; early signs of facial aging include sagging skin, creases, frown lines, crow’s feet, fine lines and volume loss.

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Wrinkles are part of the skin’s natural maturing process, but fortunately, various wrinkle treatment options are available. These can be divided into two categories: Medications and Medical Techniques and Surgery.

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Medications

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Topical Retinoids (prescription): Derived from vitamin A, retinoids contain retinoic acid and require a prescription. They slowly stimulate the creation of new collagen and are applied topically to reduce fine wrinkles, blemishes and rough skin patches. These products work best for those tiny lines around the eyes and upper cheeks and may be used on deeper folds as a pre-emptive measure.

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Your skin may burn more easily and you should apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen and wear protective clothing everyday. You may also notice tightness, flaking, itching, redness, dryness and a burning or tingling sensation. Please note that even these prescription creams will likely produce only a modest improvement and can take anywhere from six weeks to half a year to really work. For the best outcome, creams should contain .025 or .05 percent retinoic acid.

Please note: Vitamin A can cause birth defects, so pregnant women should avoid these products.

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Wrinkle Creams (nonprescription): The efficacy of these products is dependant upon the ingredients. For example, those containing Alpha hydroxyl acid, Retinol, antioxidants or peptides may result in a short-term improvement in wrinkle appearance. However, these over-the counter creams contain less active ingredients than prescription ones, making results usually small to modest.

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In fact some contain such minuscule amounts of the key ingredients that they’re basically useless. But it can be hard to tell which ones are no good, and it is worth checking labels. For instance, if retinol appears close to the top of the ingredients list, it may have some actual skin-benefiting efficacy, but if it’s listed among the last five ingredients, then it may be there as a preservative only.

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Medical Techniques and Surgery

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Each of these techniques has variable results and side effects, depending on the individual. You may even consider a combination of treatments.

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Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers help to reduce facial lines and bring back glow in the face. As people get aged normally we will smile lines and crows feet in face. The facial muscles also stretches. Dermal fillers is the only best option to get rid of this problem. Dermal fillers can be used to plump thin lips, facial lines, crows feet treatment. The inject-able dermal fillers help us to soften facial wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Dermal fillers also called as soft tissue fillers and they are non-surgical inject able one.

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Laser, light source and radiofrequency treatments: Ablative, or “wounding” laser resurfacing, involves use of a laser beam to raze the outer layer of skin, and then heat the underlying skin, which causes new collagen fibers to grow. Softer and tighter skin forms when the wound heals, but this may take several days. There is also a risk of scarring and the changing of skin tone.

Non-Ablative Resurfacing laser sends an array of controlled microbeams into the dermis. These microbeams cause a change in the collagen and elastin below the skin surface. This results in a reduction of sun damage, acne scars, and an improvement in skin texture and tone.

The unaffected tissue stimulates quicker collagen remodeling and initiates a natural healing process that accelerates the formation of new, healthy tissue. It best suits those with moderate wrinkles because results are less noticeable.

Non-ablative laser treatment typically needs to be repeated more often than ablative treatments and has a decreased healing time and reduced risks. Another non-ablative treatment uses radiofrequency technology instead of light and results in mild to modest tighter skin.

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Dermabrasion: This technique involves sanding the surface layer of the skin using a rotating brush. This “planning” action removes the skin surface, and a new layer replaces the old one. Swelling, redness and scabbing can last a couple of weeks, while results can take several months to notice.

Microdermabrasion: Like dermabrasion, this method removes a fine skin layer. To produce visible results, a series of treatments are needed—as many as sixteen.

A slight reddening or stinging sensation may be detected. Results from microdermabrasion therapy are temporary and moderate at best.

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Chemical Peel: This involves the application of acid to the chosen areas of the skin, which burns the outer layer, thus removing wrinkles as well as freckles and age spots.

A reddening occurs that can last up to several weeks. Depending on peel depth, several treatments may be needed for observable results.

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Botox/Dysport: This method involves the injection of Botox/Dysport, or Botulinum toxin type A, in small doses into specific muscles, which stops them from contracting. When these muscles can no longer tighten, your skin looks less wrinkled and smoother.

Botox/Dysport works well on crow’s feet at the eye corners and on frown lines between the eyebrows and across the forehead. To maintain optimal appearance, repeat injections are needed. Results usually last between three and four months but may last longer.

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Skin tightening: Skin tightening treatments are noninvasive procedure involves several devices that heat and tighten the skin. skin tightening treatment will tighten the loose skin on neck. Results are mild to moderate and slowly appear over a four to six month period. No recovery time is necessary with this skin tightening technique. skin tightening will help to smooth the nasolabial folds.

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Facelifts: Facelifts actually remove excess fat and skin in the lower face and neck regions while tightening underlying connective tissue and muscle. Swelling and bruising usually last for several weeks after surgery. Expect a lengthy healing time when undergoing a surgical face-lift. The results typically last five to 10 years.

While nothing will stop the ageing process of your skin, it is comforting to know that numerous wrinkle treatment options do exist should you choose this path. Results will vary with these different wrinkle treatment options and depend upon the location and depth of the wrinkles, your individual skin type and your overall health. Recurring treatments will probably be needed to maintain the look you desire.

( Always ensure that your healthcare practitioner has the proper training and relevant experience. )

Dysport Therapy for Crow’s Feet

Dysport Therapy for Crow’s Feet

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