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How to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles on Your Skin

Updated on March 10, 2017
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Wrinkles form on the skin due to many reasons, some of the reasons being, age, stress, smoking, not following a healthy diet or because of a hectic fast paced lifestyle.

When you do not look after your skin properly, your skin starts to age, and wrinkles start to appear at an early age.

Whatever be the cosmetic procedure you choose to undergo, consult a dermatologist and research in depth about the procedure. Talk to people who have undergone the procedure and get to know more about how the procedure is performed, the after effects and recovery time.

There are many cosmetic procedures to erase wrinkles from the skin; the following are some of the procedures to achieve a wrinkle-free skin-

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels help to erase wrinkles from your skin. In this method, an acid solution is applied to the face and left on the face for few minutes depending upon the wrinkles that are to be treated.

The chemical peel sloughs off dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and exposes new skin cells beneath. This method is called derma peeling.

The composition of the acid solution is decided by the dermatologist depending on the condition of the skin.

You can opt for a light chemical peel, a medium chemical peel or a deep chemical peel.

Light chemical peel

A light chemical peel helps to remove fine wrinkles from the skin and the recovery time is faster. You can repeat a light chemical peel once in a month.

Medium chemical peel

Wrinkles extending to the middle layer of the skin can be erased by opting for a medium chemical peel. The medium chemical peel removes the outer layer of the skin completely and the upper part of the middle layer, revealing a younger looking skin.

Your skin may turn red or brown after the peel, and it can take up to six weeks before the skin looks normal. This treatment can be repeated once in six months.

Deep chemical peel

A deep chemical peel helps to remove wrinkles that are very deep and extends to the innermost layer of the skin.

In a deep chemical peel, your skin will be prepared six weeks before the treatment begins. Deep chemical peeling can cause discomfort and pain. The dermatologist will give you pain killers to ease the pain.

It takes about three months before your skin appears normal. A deep chemical peel will have a long lasting effect. The results of this treatment will last for a year.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments erase fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. In this type of treatment, beams of the laser are directed onto the wrinkled skin.

The skin is prepped six weeks before the laser treatment begins. This preparation will help the skin to heal faster.

The laser treatment removes the damaged cells that have caused the wrinkles and exposes younger looking skin. At the same time, the laser induces the production of collagen.

The advantage of laser treatment is that specific areas can be treated without any damage to the surrounding tissue.

Botox

Botox treatment helps to remove wrinkles on the face. Botox is the trade name for Botulinum toxin A. Botulinum toxin A is one of the neurotoxins produced by bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

When an injection of botulinum toxin A is given to the wrinkled area of the skin, the wrinkles on the skin disappear, and the skin becomes tight and smooth.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Fine lines are superficial and are the initial stages of wrinkle formation.

There are two types of dermal fillers, permanent or non-resorbable fillers that have a long lasting effect on the skin and the non-permanent fillers or resorbable fillers that have a temporary effect.

Derma fillers are made up of collagen. Collagen gives the skin it's elasticity and firmness. The dermal fillers smooth out the skin and bring it back to its original state.

Different dermal fillers are used to treat specific areas and conditions. Thin fillers are used to treat fine lines, and thick fillers are used to treat wrinkles.

Photo Rejuvenation

Photo rejuvenation uses light energy to erase fine lines on the face. The light energy stimulates the production of collagen. Once the skin cells start producing collagen the elasticity of the skin improves, erases the fine lines and evens out the skin.

In this treatment pulses of intense light is directed towards the wrinkled area. This treatment is very safe and does not affect the surrounding tissue.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a procedure that removes the outer layer of the skin so that new tissue grows back to form the outer layer.

The cosmetic surgeon first examines the face. Your face will be treated with Retin A for several weeks before the dermabrasion procedure.

A small hand held a device that rotates at high speed is used to scrape away the outer layer and expose the new layer of skin beneath. The surgeon usually freezes the skin before beginning the treatment to reduce any pain.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is a cosmetic procedure that targets lines and wrinkles by using the blood plasma of the person who is undergoing the procedure.

This therapy can be used to erase lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, and neck. It is not invasive and lasts for twenty minutes.

The plasma is made of a pale yellow liquid and platelets. The blood is drawn from the person and used to prepare a platelet-rich fibrin matrix that helps to rejuvenate the skin and erases lines and wrinkles. The Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy regenerates and rebuilds damaged skin cells.

This process can be repeated till the skin is entirely clear of lines and wrinkles.

Whatever be the cosmetic procedure you choose to undergo, consult a dermatologist and research in depth about the procedure. Talk to people who have undergone the procedure and get to know more about how the procedure is performed, the after effects and recovery time.

References

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759592

http://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/procedure-learning-center/non-surgical/skin-resurfacing-guide/

http://www.webmd.com/beauty/wrinkles

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2008/06/11/3-wrinkle-treatments-that-work

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    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Interesting hub about all the options of reducing wrinkles. I'm hoping that using my moisturizer twice a day is helping ! Voted up and others!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Victoria Lynn moisturizers works wonders and really helps. Thank you for stopping by and the votes.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      I had dermabrasion a while ago, it wasn't bad, but if you need it to really look good then you definitely need the harder treatment, my skin looked nice but it could have been a bit better, I stick to the old moisturiser now! lol! voted up and useful!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Nell Rose thank you for stopping by and reading. A moisturizer works wonders for the skin.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I didn't realize there were so many treatments for this. I am toying with the options, but wondering what the costs are for each of these. That is the deciding factor for me, plus safety. Thanks for the information. Voted up and shared.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 the safest would be the photo rejuvenation that uses light energy to erase wrinkles. Ask your dermatologist which is best suited for you. Take care. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks, Vellur. I am going to look into this.

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Nithya, I would still prefer to use my moisturizer or the aloe vera.

      However, useful hub. I honestly did not know about many of the various ways to avoid/fill in wrinkles.

      Enlightening to me :) sharing it across

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I keep myself healthy partly because I want to stay as young as possible but I think there's nothing wrong if I try some of these procedures. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Up and interesting/useful. :)

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub and I'll show this hub to my mom. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Ruchira moisturizer or aloe vera works wonders for the skin. Thank you for reading and for the share.

      praseito30 thank you for stopping by and for the vote. Have a great day.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      There are more ways to reduce wrinkles than I realized. I use good skin cleaning and moisturizers. I don't know if I want a surgical procedure at this point but I appreciate having this information. Up and useful.

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Pamela99 good skin cleaning and moisturizers are the best. These are other options available nowadays. Thank you for stopping by.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Thanks for explaining these procedures and the differences. I like the sound of the photo rejuvenation. Voted useful!

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      rebeccamealey photo rejuvenation is a great choice. Thank you for your visit.

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      Vellur, I think this is a well-presented hub describing the various methods to reduce wrinkles. I do believe cosmetic companies and even cosmetic surgeons tend to exploit women. I can do with a brow lift, but will never be able to afford it. Voted up and informative :)

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      MartieCoester thank you for stopping by and I hope you will be able to get a brow lift very soon, take care. Thank you for your vote too.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful and informative hub!

      I keep on reading about some of these procedures in magazines . Thank you for presenting a detailed account to help people who want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles from their skin. I am not familiar with all of them. Therefore this was enlightening. Thank you for sharing !

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      Nithya Venkat 17 months ago from Dubai

      ChitrangadaSharan thank you, there are so many new treatments coming up nowadays to treat fine lines and wrinkles. One must be careful and choose wisely and think whether the procedure is actually needed or not.

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