Treatment options for wrinkles
• 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.