The fountain of youth has got to be out there somewhere, right? Well, we can at least keep age lines at bay as long as possible.
Below are a few great ways you can beat back the time clock and get rid of facial wrinkles so you can look younger longer.
Face-Lift Alone Doesn’t Work
The average face-lift does cut down on the amount of wrinkles a person has and gives a more youthful appearance, but they don’t always get rid of the wrinkles in the neck region. So hand in hand with a face-lift, plastic surgeons often resort to Botox treatments as well.
Botox is a toxin that transiently paralyzes the muscles in the face which cause wrinkles, leaving the skin smooth and wrinkle free. This is great and reportedly safe as a temporary fix, but if the idea of injecting toxins into your face or going under the knife to improve your skin’s appearance is unsettling to you, you might better appreciate these other techniques that also give you beautiful skin.
An erbium laser face-lift is a newer surgery-free procedure that can be done on an outpatient basis, which takes less time to do and less time to heal. It is more expensive and may not be covered by your insurance, but worth it to many clients.
Wrinkle Free With HRT
Though most people may not realize it, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) apparently has the ability to get rid of wrinkles and dry skin. One-third of all postmenopausal women who get estrogen supplements display less wrinkles and skin dryness than those who don’t. This phenomenon is attributed by many doctors to estrogen’s ability to strengthen and build the skin’s collagen.
This connective material in the skin makes the skin elastic and able to bounce back to its tight, smooth form when stretched. As we age, our skin loses its collagen and therefore is more prone to wrinkling and sagging skin. However, since there are some negative risks associated with HRT, this may not be the best solution for you. Your doctor will help you find a solution that is safe and beneficial to you with your particular health history.
Mag C For Firm, Smooth Skin
It’s no secret among American dermatologists that alphahydroxy acid (AHA), a chemical compound found in many cosmetic products, is great for your skin. AHA is actually derived from fruit acids, so it’s fairly safe to use on your face. AHA helps exfoliate and get rid of dead skin, while cleansing and toning the skin at the same time. No qualms there. However, now the Japanese have come up with a new twist on this age-old remedy for great facial skin called Mag C.
It is quite simply concentrated vitamin C and magnesium, and it reportedly works better than AHA to firm and tone the skin. It’s equally safe and easy on the skin, but it also gets to the root and repairs sun-damaged skin. Ask your dermatologist if Mag C or any of these other treatments are right for you.