We all know that we will one day see wrinkles on various parts of our faces. The lines around our nose and mouth mean that we smiled. Still, the signs of aging aren’t something we tend to appreciate. Regardless of your age, the development of lines and creases is something you can manage. The earlier management starts, the better your skin will look at every age. Here, we discuss 5 specific things you can do to prevent the development and worsening of wrinkles without having to consider surgery.
- SkinPen Microneedling
Microneedling is a popular treatment that is intended for all-over rejuvenation. A SkinPen treatment may take 30 to 60 minutes, during which the provider passes a vibrating tip of microneedles across the skin. The tiny needles create channels into the deeper layers of skin to stimulate the production of collagen. Known as a type of collagen induction therapy, microneedling provokes a healing response that can firm tissue, restore a healthy glow, soften the appearance of lines, and decrease the appearance of scars.
- Use the Power of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that are found in various foods and supplements. These chemicals fight the free radicals that degrade collagen and elastin in the skin and lead to premature aging. To power up on antioxidants, add fresh kale, spinach, blueberries, kiwis, prunes, cranberries, red or pinto beans, and walnuts to your meals. If necessary, purchase a quality antioxidant supplement.
- HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser
The world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL), the Halo device delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone. This results in better results without the additional downtime of a standard laser resurfacing treatment. The comfortable laser treatment can be used on scars, sun damage, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin with irregular texture. Patients are typically back to their normal activities within one day.
Many people realize that Botox is one of the best wrinkle-reducers to ever be developed. This injectable drug was initially approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines. Over many years of use, doctors have come to rely on Botox for the correction of many concerns, including dimpling on the chin, downturned corners of the mouth, horizontal lines on the neck, a square jawline, frown lines, and more. Treatment is well-tolerated without the need for anesthetic. Results can last up to 6 months.
- Moisturizing masks
Who doesn’t enjoy the occasional spa day at home? In addition to that mani-pedi, pampering should come in the form of a healthy, moisturizing face mask. Products can be purchased at a skincare retailer, but it’s also possible to whip up a nourishing mask with items that are already in the refrigerator and pantry.
Skin management doesn’t have to be complicated. For more information on our Austin med spa services, call (512) 450-1077.