Wrinkles make you look older. What can you do about wrinkles? There are several options. First, we must define the types of wrinkling. Extrinsic wrinkles come from environmental factors; mostly from sun damage and smoking. Intrinsic wrinkles come from your genetic makeup. You have fine lines and deep wrinkles and/or grooves in the skin. For fine wrinkles, you can greatly diminish their appearance with microdermabrasion, chemical peels and the use of retinols. Other non-surgical options include Botox and fillers. There are many different kinds of fillers on the market to include Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse to name a few.
Some wrinkles are caused from repetitive movements of the muscles in the face. Common causes are smiling or squinting of the eyes. Also, you will sometimes see a groove between the eyebrows from frowning or squinting the eyes causing the eyebrows to squeeze together. Botox helps with these types of wrinkles. Botox serves to paralyze the muscles causing these repetitive movements. Botox is a brand name whereas there have been other products available to serve the same purpose. Another brand name is Dysport. For deep static wrinkles (the ones that do not move); fillers are a great option. Many of these last from six months to a year.
Remember the sun can cause 85 to 90% of the damage to your skin. The sun damages DNA thus damaging the cells of the skin. One of the main reasons smoking is so bad, is because it constricts the blood vessels narrowing the passageways for the blood to flow. The blood carries the necessary oxygen and nutrients needed for healthy skin. If you have not considered quitting smoking, make this your 2011 New Year’s resolution. There are some great products on the market now to help you with quitting to include Chantix. It is never too late to quit. After 10 years your organs will be back into the normal range of cancer risk and after 15 years for your lungs.