Aging Gracefully and with Great Health

Aging Gracefully and with Great Health

Starting To See Wrinkles? Take Steps To Stop Them Now

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If you are starting to see wrinkles on your face, you need to take steps now to stop them from getting worse. There are many ways you can do this, two of which are listed below.

Botox Injections

One common method used to treat wrinkles is Botox injections. You can get these injections from a certified dermatologist. This procedure is done in their office and typically does not take long. Botox is a toxin that is produced by Clostridium botulinum, which is a bacterium. Because it is a toxin, it is used in only small doses so it will not harm you. 

Botox can treat a variety of wrinkles on the face, such as wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes, and frown lines. If you have sun damage on your face that caused your wrinkles, Botox is not a good option for you. 

The dermatologist injects the Botox in the wrinkled area and over time the wrinkles will disappear. The dermatologist can tell you how long this will take. Your wrinkles will start to appear again, and you will need Botox injections again to make them go away. The dermatologist can tell you how long you should expect the results to last. Contact a local dermatologist to learn more about facial Botox services.

Wrinkle Cream

If you do not want a procedure, there are wrinkle creams that you can purchase. You can find many creams on the market, but a dermatologist can give you a prescription cream that is much stronger and will work much better. One common cream used is retinol, which builds up collagen making your fine lines disappear. This cream will not work well if you have deep wrinkles, however. 

One benefit of using a prescription wrinkle cream is it can help prevent future wrinkles from appearing if you use it as prescribed. This is only if you also take care of your skin, such as washing your face, using a moisturizer, staying out of the sun, and not smoking. You can use this cream your entire life to help with wrinkles. The doctor will start you out on a low strength and move up to a higher strength. The cream is strong, and in the beginning, your skin can become irritated and start to peel. This will go away as your skin adjusts to the cream.

Wrinkle cream does not work immediately and generally takes a few weeks before you start seeing the results. The dermatologist may try a few creams until they find one that works well with your skin type.  The dermatologist that you see can tell you of other treatment options to help you with wrinkles, such as getting fillers or a chemical peel.


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While it's true that aging and illness used to go in hand, today's medical advancements now mean we don't have to settle for that eventuality anymore. I'm already considering the aging process although I'm still middle aged because I intend to enjoy my later years with the best health possible. Living well and aging gracefully aren't just about maintaining your appearance, but also feeling as good as you can as you get older. I'm sharing what I discover in my personal quest with everyone here on this convenient website so we can all join together to cross into the golden years with our health intact.