Written by Charlotte Wood (last updated October 16, 2019)
When you're young and your skin is smooth and radiant, you never think that you'll look in the mirror someday and see wrinkles threatening to etch themselves into your forehead. With the years, however, you laugh and you cry and you work, and your face starts to show it. What can you do about it? While some may see wrinkles as an indication of having lived a full and happy life (I hope that's your case!), it's understandable if you don't like the look of wrinkles. Fortunately, there are several options available for minimizing and preventing wrinkles. Some are more expensive than others, but regardless of your budget, you should be able to find something that can help you in your quest to overcome wrinkles!
Something important to remember when dealing with wrinkles is that skin texture—a major factor in determining wrinkles—is genetic. One treatment may work great for you but not so great for your neighbor. Genetics is just one things you can't change. With that said, there are still treatments available for you to help you deal with unwanted wrinkles.
Wrinkle treatments include prescribed medications, skin resurfacing treatments, fillers, injections, and surgery. Some of these are obviously more costly than others, but if you're serious about combating your wrinkles, then all of these options are worth looking into. If I were you, I'd avoid surgery (because, let's be honest, people can usually tell if you've had Botox). Most wrinkle treatments include the substance collagen, a substance found naturally in your skin that diminishes over time, contributing to the forming of wrinkles.
Some recommended treatments are retinoic acid, a cream that usually has to be prescribed by a doctor. Retinoic acid works to stimulate the production of collagen. Similar creams, though usually less effective, contain retinol, a substance much like retinoic acid. Creams with just retinol can be purchased over the counter at local drugstores. These creams can take some time to work and may have other adverse affects on your skin, like flaking.
Topical vitamin C also works to stimulate production of collagen. And for more intense treatment (and also for more guaranteed results) look into laser treatment. There are obviously more risks with this approach, but the results may be more satisfying than results achieved with other less intense products.
Good luck in your wrinkle treatment search—luckily for you, in today's world there are so many treatments available for you to retrieve your youthful look!
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