Anti Wrinkle Treatment

Anti wrinkle treatments come in many forms. Some of them require a
doctor’s prescription but others are available over the counter. Some
of them can be made from foods commonly found in most home kitchens and
some of them are pretty dramatic.

Some highly effective anti
wrinkle treatments involve antioxidants. These treatments are usually
in cream, ointment, or lotion form and are rich in vitamins or their

Wrinkles are most often caused by damage from
the sun and antioxidants protect against this damage, thereby
minimizing the development of wrinkles. Vitamins A, C, and E are rich
in antioxidants and are used in many formulations designed to minimize

There are some powerful side effects associated
with some of these formulations, though, especially those derived from
vitamin A, so a prescription is often required to obtain these
treatments. They can cause photosensitivity, which means added trouble
when exposed to sunlight so it is very important to use sunscreen
diligently and limit sun exposure when taking a vitamin A derivative.

resurfacing, and chemical peels are anti wrinkle treatment options that
remove the top layer of skin. This layer of skin is composed of dead
cells that dull the complexion and give it the look of dryness that
accentuates any wrinkling already present. By removing this topmost
layer of skin cells, new skin cell growth is encouraged.

acid is one peeling agent that is highly effective in removing this
layer of dead cells and it is found in many anti wrinkle treatments.
This beautifying acid occurs naturally in milk, sugar, apples, pears,
oranges, lemons, and grapes.

Some chemical peeling agents can
be very harsh, burning the skin or leaving it red, inflamed, and itchy.
These stronger agents are best left to the hands of a professional
esthetician or dermatologist.

Dermabrasion is a mild and easy
to use anti wrinkle treatment. Scrubs containing microscopic beads that
rub away the dead skin around wrinkles leave the skin looking fresh and
invigorated. Some microbead formulations are made from mild creams and
cleansers but other contain harsher acids that may aggravate acne,
broken blood vessels, or sensitive skin.

Moisturizers are
wonder anti wrinkle treatments that are most effective when applied to
moist skin that has been thoroughly cleansed. Moisturizers provide a
protective barrier over moist skin that prevents evaporation by
trapping the water in the skin. Others draw moisture from the air and
are great for people with oily complexions. Lighter formulations are
recommended for daytime use or in hot climates while the creamier
versions are wonderful at night and when indoor heating systems draw
moisture from the air in cold climates.

For more immediate and dramatic results, collagen injections and cosmetic surgeries are always an option.

Med-Help is for informational purposes and should not be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment recommendations.