Facial wrinkles are a tell-tale sign that you are getting older. While no one wants to look old, wrinkles will inevitably form around your eyes, forehead, mouth, and nose. What causes wrinkles, and how can we treat them? Below are the answers to treating wrinkles and maintaining a youthful appearance.
Causes of Wrinkles
Wrinkles occur as a natural consequence of aging. Over time, the strength, elasticity, and health of your skin will diminish as collagen and elastin deplete. Stress, environmental factors, and sun damage can accelerate this process and lead to deeper wrinkles and sagging skin at an earlier age.
Ways to Minimize Wrinkles
While wrinkles may not be unavoidable, you can minimize them or put off their appearance. Take care to minimize stress in your life, as this can cause visible wear on your face. Use sunscreen whenever you spend time out in the sun, and decrease your face’s exposure to the sun as much as possible. Avoid smoking, as this also damages your skin as well as your lungs and circulatory system. Adopt a healthy skin care regimen with reliable skin care products for daily use to protect your skin’s health. The earlier you take action, the better your chances are of putting off wrinkles.
How to Treat Wrinkles
When wrinkles do occur, they may cause you to look and feel older than you are. The following nonsurgical and surgical treatments can reduce or eliminate wrinkles and help you to look as young as you feel.
Nonsurgical treatments such as facial injectables, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and chemical peels can revitalize the skin and soften wrinkles. Chemical peels can soften the skin, improve skin tone, and eliminate fine lines by removing the damaged outer layers of skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce wrinkles in the forehead and brow area by paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles in these areas. Facial injectables such as hyaluronic acid fillers can increase skin volume and density to fill in deep wrinkles or creases in the cheeks, mouth, jaw, and nose areas.
If nonsurgical methods do not achieve the desired results, facial wrinkles can be treated with surgery. Brow lift surgery can lift sagging brows and smooth out creased foreheads. A facelift can eliminate facial wrinkles and sagging skin in the lower face. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and soften wrinkles around the eyes. Each of these surgical treatments tightens the facial tissues to reduce wrinkles and rejuvenate your appearance.
Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David E. Morales has successfully used the above treatment methods for many patients with facial wrinkles. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Morales, call (214) 827-8407 or fill out our online contact form today.