Skin is perhaps the most visible part of the human body and it can make or break one’s appearance. As a person ages, the signs can be seen on the skin. Fine lines and wrinkles come first followed by age spots and eventually skin laxity.
Most of these issues can be avoided with good care. If they appear, they can be countered by a number of treatment options as well. We shall learn more about their presence and how they can be removed in the following lines.
A brief look into fine lines and wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are formed due to a number of factors. Loss of collagen in the skin at the hands of pollution in the environment an unprotected exposure to the scorching sun make it to the top of the list. Dehydration also plays a part in their appearance. The facial expressions too add to the appearance of the lines and wrinkles as the skin gets stretched a lot.
How to avoid them
Prevention is better than cure and in case of wrinkles and fine lines, this is certainly very much applicable. In order to avoid them, ensure that you get adequate sleep and drink lots of water to keep the skin in a healthy condition. It is also important that you avoid the sun during the peak hours and when you go out, apply a broad spectrum sunscreen and wear a large hat to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.
Expressions like squinting and frowning aren’t going to help your skin and should be avoided to keep wrinkles away. Calling it quits on smoking too can help as along with many other ills, smoking can also have a damaging effect on the health of your skin.
Treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles
There are a number of treatments that are available for the purpose of correcting the wrinkles and fine lines. Let’s learn a little about them
The treatment uses tiny crystals that are sprayed on to the skin with the help of a handheld device for exfoliating the skin. This process instigates the healing process and healthier skin replaces the damaged one from before. At the same time, collagen production in the skin gets a jumpstart and it further improves the skin by making it firm.
In order to get the intended outcome, the treatment has to be repeated a few times. It is minimally invasive with very little side effects and no downtime. To numb down the very little pain involved, topical anesthetics are applied prior to the start of the treatment.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Fractional CO2 is used for the purpose of correcting the fine lines and wrinkles. It works by making microscopic holes in the skin which jumpstarts the healing process. The new skin that replaces the old damaged one has lesser appearance of the lines. At the same time the skin gets elastic and firm with a boost in production of both elastin and collagen.
The side effects are very mild and generally there is no downtime. Expect some discomfort from the treatment which is generally countered with topical anesthetic application prior to the treatment. In a few session, fine lines and wrinkles can be completely removed.
Botox is injected into the muscle below the skin where wrinkles are forming. This allows the skin to smooth in a few days as the movement of that particular muscle is inhibited. The effects of the treatment can last for a few months after which it can be repeated unless a health condition rules that out.
The only sensation of pain are the pinpricks of the injections during the treatment. There are almost no side effects and downtime with this treatment.
These are acidic solutions that are applied to the skin for resurfacing it. They allow healthier skin to form on top and boost the level of collagen in the skin. Peels are available in different strengths and are applied as per the needs of the given individual.
Side effects and downtime vary with the strength of the peels. Topical and local anesthesia is used prior to their application to numb down the treated area. It is best that a professional applies them so that the risk of skin getting damaged during the treatment is removed.
To learn more about fine lines and wrinkles treatments or for scheduling a procedure, visit us at Laser Skin Care. You can also sign up for a free online consultation with our skincare experts by filling in the form given below.
Please note that we advise cosmetic procedures to be availed only for therapeutic or reconstructive reasons. If you have any symptoms of pain that persist after the treatment, we strongly advise that you see your doctor.