What wrinkle treatments actually work?
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process. While we may take precautions to minimize them by limiting our time in the sun, changing our sleeping position, or even investing in facial exercise equipment, we cannot completely avoid the eventual onset of wrinkles. As we age, the plump tissue underneath our skin begins to diminish due to the loss of fat and moisture. This causes the skin to lose its natural elasticity, forming wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, habitual facial expressions can also contribute to forming permanent lines on our faces.
Although genetics is the central factor determining skin structure and texture, sun exposure is a major cause of wrinkles, especially for people with lighter skin. Pollutants and smoking also contribute to wrinkling, as can a poor diet. Double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Ponsky offers several surgical and non-surgical interventions that can restore a youthful appearance, rejuvenate the skin, and take years off your face.
If you have crafted a routine that includes faithfully moisturizing, drinking water, wearing sunscreen, eating healthy, and wrinkles still emerge, there are still effective wrinkle treatments to consider. Fillers can replace lost volume and may contribute to a younger, more well-rested look.
Facial fat transfer is a popular option with natural, safe results. Skin resurfacing with chemical peels or laser treatment produces rapid results for wrinkle treatments, with overall skin tightening and fewer wrinkles within two weeks.
A facelift, a comprehensive option, will improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck by correcting sagging skin, smoothing wrinkles, and flattening deep creases. A facelift reduces the cumulative effects of genetics, sun exposure, smoking, fixed expressions, and gravity on the face. Multiple facelift options and localized procedures can customize this type of wrinkle treatment.