Treat­ment op­tions for wrin­kles

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• Ap­ply­ing med­i­ca­tions, such as top­i­cal retinoids that are de­rived from vi­ta­min A, help in re­duc­ing fine wrin­kles, splotches and skin rough­ness. • Anti-wrin­kle creams and serums con­tain­ing in­gre­di­ents such as retinol, al­pha hy­droxy acid, an­tiox­i­dants, some newer mol­e­cules and tech­nolo­gies and some pep­tides may re­sult in im­prove­ments in wrin­kles as well. • Lat­est sci­en­tific and der­ma­to­log­i­cal re­search, hi-tech skin­care tech­nolo­gies and op­ti­mal de­liv­ery sys­tems to de­posit the in­gre­di­ents where they would do the most good are be­ing com­bined nowa­days to for­mu­late in­no­va­tive an­ti­age­ing skin­care prod­ucts. Many of th­ese prod­ucts use cut­ting-edge break­throughs in the fields of ge­nomics, pro­teo­nomics, molec­u­lar bi­ol­ogy, stems cell tech­nol­ogy, gly­ca­tion and mi­croen­cap­su­la­tion to cre­ate for­mu­las that can ad­dress al­most all the univer­sal signs of skin age­ing. A va­ri­ety of skin-resur­fac­ing tech­niques, in­jecta­bles, fillers and sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures are avail­able to­day to smooth out wrin­kles or at least di­min­ish their ap­pear­ance. Each of th­ese has its own set of po­ten­tial re­sults and side ef­fects. Some stud­ies in­di­cate that a com­bi­na­tion of treat­ments may yield the most sat­is­fy­ing re­sults. Some of th­ese are: • Chem­i­cal peels, mi­cro­der­mabra­sion, laser, light source and ra­diofre­quency treat­ments • Bo­tulinum toxin type A (Bo­tox): When in­jected in small doses into spe­cific mus­cles, Bo­tox pre­vents the mus­cles from con­tract­ing and so when the mus­cles can’t tighten, the skin ap­pears smoother and less wrin­kled. • Soft tis­sue fillers: Hyaluronic acid fillers (Resty­lane, Juve­d­erm, oth­ers), can be in­jected into deeper wrin­kles on the face. They plump up the skin and smooth wrin­kles and fur­rows. • Skin tight­en­ing and face lift­ing

pro­ce­dures. Th­ese treat­ments should be con­ducted upon the ad­vice and un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a qual­i­fied skin spe­cial­ist only.

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