Wrinkles appear because of aging, which is a normal part of human development. Sometimes, wrinkles show up on parts of the skin that get more exposure to the sun, such as the face. External factors like smoking and stress can also cause premature wrinkles. Once the wrinkles have set in, their appearance may deepen and intensify over time.
A lot of people feel self-conscious about the wrinkles on their faces, which are often telltale signs of their actual age. Although little can be done to stop the process of aging, you can control the other external factors and minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles. With the many skin rejuvenation treatments offered at Beauty Med, you can decrease the wrinkles on your face with great success.
Here's a look at the five best treatments for wrinkles on your face:
1. Chemical peel treatment for wrinkles
Chemical peels involve applying solutions that exfoliate and re-texture the skin. This treatment also stimulates collagen production for smoother skin. As this treatment comes with sensitive materials, avoid doing a chemical peel on your own. Consult a qualified professional to determine the right ingredients for your peel.
There are different types of chemical peel treatments for wrinkles. Glycolic acid peels are the mildest and they mostly reduce the intensity of wrinkles. Deeper peels like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) can dissolve skin cells, while removing the top layers of epidermis to smoothen the skin. However, these peels can penetrate the skin cells deeply, so they are uncomfortable and not meant for everyone.
A better alternative might be the PCA chemical peel, available right here at Beauty Med. This type of chemical peel effectively exfoliates the skin with acids derived from fruits. Since the treatments are free of skin irritants, they offer a more comfortable and relaxing experience. To calm your skin after the peel, gently dab a dry washcloth, then apply a hydrating moisturizer up to six times per day.
2. Microneedling treatment for wrinkles
Microneedling is also known as Epidermal Collagen Induction Therapy (ECID). The process involves repeatedly pricking the skin in a careful and measured way. This causes very tiny injuries that prompt the skin to repair itself, naturally reproducing collagen and elastin as a result. The treatment also involves a mix of gels, serums, and creams to enhance the healing effects.
The microneedling treatment is considered a safe and effective method to decrease wrinkles on your face. This treatment has the wonderful result of producing collagen, which keeps the skin plump and agile. At the same time, microneedling also helps to stimulate the body's elastin production, which repairs and restores the skin's elasticity to its natural state. Both collagen and elastin are good for treating wrinkles on your face, as well as acne and poor skin texture.
Multiple microneedling treatments, spaced out over the course of 6 to 8 weeks, may be needed to achieve the best results. A benefit of microneedling is that it has a relatively short recovery time, meaning any discomfort experienced is temporary. You can also apply calming agents like hyaluronic acid and ascorbic acid before or after the procedure.
3. IPL treatments for wrinkles
The IPL skin treatment stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is sometimes known as a photofacial. This describes an innovative type of light therapy that evens out wrinkles and deep lines, while improving the skin texture and tone. The treatment uses a gentle laser technology to target beams of light on specific sections of the face. The light is calibrated to an energy level that can be effective for decreasing wrinkles.
IPL is often considered a very comfortable skin rejuvenation treatment. It is safe, non-invasive, and many patients do not experience side effects afterwards. However, your skin might be more sensitive, so it is best to avoid direct sunlight for around a week after the procedure.
4. Sunscreen & antioxidizing creams for wrinkles
Too much sun exposure is a common cause of wrinkling on your face. This is because the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun rays can penetrate the skin, damaging the elastic fibres and decreasing its firmness. For wrinkles that result from exposure to the sun, apply generous amounts of sunscreen to your face in the mornings. For these types of wrinkles, focus on protecting your skin immediately before considering additional treatments.
Introduce sunscreen of at least SPF 40 to your morning routine, which can prevent further damage to your skin. Don't forget to reapply the sunscreen every two hours. Remember to touch up your neck and upper chest areas as well. If you want a more subtle treatment approach, you may also apply creams containing vitamin C and beta carotene to improve facial wrinkles.
5. Best moisturizers for wrinkles on face
Treating wrinkles requires an ongoing commitment to your beauty and skin care routine. To overcome the daily effects of aging, you need to be especially diligent about moisturizing your face on a regular basis. As you apply the moisturizer, remember to target the forehead, eye, and brow muscles since these are the most vulnerable areas to wrinkles.
You don't need too many moisturizers to treat wrinkles effectively. In fact, mixing many different moisturizers might end up clogging your pores and limit the effectiveness of the products. When choosing moisturizers, try to pick a product that contains hyaluronic acid as one of the ingredients. This moisturizer agent can hydrate the skin and protect your face from dryness, pigmentation, and wrinkling.
For questions, guidance, or more information, call Beauty Med today at (905) 237-5034 or contact us to schedule your free consultation at our cosmetic acupuncture clinic in Richmond Hill.