No matter how much you stayed out of the sun when you were in your teens and twenties, it's inevitable for you to form fine lines and wrinkles at some point in your middle age. Although fine lines and wrinkles are a unique way to show off where you have been in your life and things you have seen, they aren't something that a lot of people feel comfortable with having too many. By visiting your dermatologist, they may recommend a variety of treatments and solutions to help you combat your aging skin.
Retinol is a topical ointment or cream that you apply to your face every day. As your skin starts to respond to the retinol, it will slough off and produce newer, healthier skin in its stead. Not only will new skin form, but more collagen will as well. Because retinol works so well, it can be dangerous for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, on certain medications, or those who spend a lot of time in the sun. To help keep your skin protected from extreme sunburn s while on retinol, make sure to always keep your skin protected with a big hat and sunscreen.
Fillers are another solution your dermatologist may recommend to help you combat fine lines and wrinkles. If you are primarily concerned with wrinkles from your eyes on down, your dermatologist may recommend a hyaluronic acid-based filler that works to temporarily fill in your wrinkles without you having to go under the knife. By making strategic injections into your wrinkles and around them, your dermatologist will be able to soften their overall appearance and hopefully make you feel more youthful in the process. Depending on what kind of filler you go with, it may last anywhere form 6-18 months.
Another treatment your dermatologist may recommend is Botox which continues to remain one of the most popular noninvasive procedures out there. Patients especially love Botox because it helps to relax your fine lines and wrinkles on a muscular level which gives you a more youthful look without looking like you've had any work done. By having your Botox administered by a dermatologist, you can ensure that they are injecting Botox into all of the right facial muscles since they are well educated on every aspect of the face.
You don't have to live with your fine lines and wrinkles if they make you self-conscious. To learn more about these solutions, reach out to your dermatologist.