Many adults would be happy to look in the mirror one day and discover a younger-looking face staring back at them. However, not many are prepared to go under the knife to achieve the goal of wrinkle-free, toned skin. With today’s numerous creams and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that require no general anesthesia, individuals can experience beautifully glowing skin, decreased wrinkles and improved collagen production in less than an hour.
The most familiar wrinkle relaxer is Botox, which is used to calm tiny muscles beneath the skin’s surface. These muscles cause numerous fine lines and wrinkles. It only takes a few minutes to inject Botox, and most patients agree that it is practically painless.
Dermal fillers, such as the numerous options within the Juvederm and Restylane families, can be used to fill in hollow spots in the cheeks, plump up the lips and fill in lines around the lips and nose. They improve facial tone and add youthful contours to the face.
A chemical peel uses acid, such as glycolic acid, to remove the top layer of skin. This chemical exfoliant reveals glowing, healthy skin underneath the dry, lifeless skin on top of the face’s surface. A treatment usually takes around 15 minutes.
Microdermabrasion is a bit harsher than chemical peels are, yet is effective for aging skin. This physical exfoliant can be used to treat age spots, acne scars, sun damage and fine lines and wrinkles. Patients should be aware that they may need up to a week for their faces to return to normal after this procedure.
Anti-aging Creams and Serums
Patients who only have mild signs of aging may benefit from a targeted cream. The best anti-aging options include such ingredients as retinol, antioxidants, hydroxyl acid, and vitamin C. These ingredients stop the effects of free radicals, improve collagen production and more.