As soon as a person hits forty, the chances of aging on the skin to become obvious get serious. Fine lines and wrinkles are the first real risk in this regard. People for the most part are willing to go the extra mile to ensure that their appearance remains young.
For this purpose, understanding fine lines and wrinkles, knowing how to avoid them. And to learn about the treatments that can correct them is important. We shall take a look at all these matters in the following lines.
Causes of fine lines and wrinkles
There are numerous factors that cause fine lines and wrinkles. The natural aging process is an important factor. The loss of collagen in the skin due to exposure to sunlight without any protection and the pollution in the environment is a major player as well. Collagen is a structural protein that keeps the skin firm.
Certain expressions like squinting and frowning also add to the appearance of wrinkles. Dehydration of the skin causes these facial issue problems.
How to avoid fine lines and wrinkles?
The fine lines and wrinkles can be avoided and their onset can be delayed by several years by making some small changes to your lifestyle. These changes include getting adequate sleep, drinking lots of water, and ensuring that you consume a balanced diet. Calling it quits in smoking (in case you smoke) is also very important.
When you go out in the open, apply sunscreen to neutralize the ill effects of the UV rays. Cleansing the skin regularly will help in keeping the pollution out and help fight the damage to the collagen. Even better results can be had if you do not squint and frown to keep the lines away from the face.
There are numerous treatment options for fine lines and wrinkles in Dubai which can be brought to use to ensure that the skin appears fresh and young.
Laser skin resurfacing is used to correct the lines and wrinkles on the skin. This is done with the help of Fractional CO2. It bores tiny holes in the top layer of the skin which crusts away over the next few days. New skin replaces the damaged one. At the same time, the level of collagen and elastin in the skin boost to make it firmer and more elastic.
Five to six sessions usually do the trick though the number can vary in individuals. There are very few side effects and usually no downtime with the treatment. To numb down the sensations of discomfort, topical anesthetics are applied prior to the procedure.
The treatment works by exfoliating the skin in order to allow healthier skin to replace the damaged one. Tiny crystals are sprayed onto the skin with a handheld device for this purpose. The used crystals and exfoliated skin are then collected into a chamber through suction.
The healing process in the skin starts immediately and the appearance of the wrinkles is lesser in the new skin. At the same time, the level of collagen is boosted in the skin which makes it even better and suppler. In order to regain a youthful look, the treatment has to be repeated a few times.
There is generally no downtime with the treatment and side effects are minimal. Topical anesthetics are applied prior to the treatment to ensure that sensation of pain is numbed down. Photosensitivity can be developed so care needs to be taken in that regard as well.
These are the acidic solutions that is available in different strengths for the purpose of resurfacing the skin for various purposes. In case of fine lines and wrinkles, the treatment works by removing the damaged skin and allowing healthier skin to replace it, and by improving the level of collagen.
The treatment generally has to be repeated a few times to achieve the intended outcome. With each application, the appearance of the skin improves. Side effects are mild and temporary with no downtime in most cases. Side effects can be severe and treatment can have downtime in case of deep peels, which are applied only once.
Although the peels are available without a prescription from drugstores, it is best that the job is left to the experts since trying it at home adds to the risk of burning the top layer of the skin.
Botox is a known treatment for many cosmetic and medical conditions. Derived from a lethal neurotoxin, it is safe for use unless a medical condition prevents it. It can treat most of the lines on the face. For this purpose, it is injected into the muscle underneath the skin where the wrinkles are forming. It inhibits the movement of the muscle and the skin above starts to smooth out. It takes a few days for the treatment to take full effect. The effects generally stay in place for six months or more after which the treatment needs to be repeated again.
To learn more about the fine lines and wrinkles treatments or to schedule a procedure, please visit us at Laser Skin Care. Alternatively, you can sign up for an online consultation simply by taking a moment to fill 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.