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The telltale signs of aging skin—wrinkles, puffy eyes, age spots—may start to appear as we grow older. We can’t fight the aging process, but we can take steps now to help reduce and prevent wrinkles from appearing prematurely.
Many factors can contribute to the onset of wrinkles, which are frequently produced by years of unprotected sun exposure in combination with each person’s unique genetic predisposition. Wrinkles are a by-product of the aging process. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, is less capable of retaining moisture and is slower to heal. All of these contribute to the development of wrinkles and sagging skin.
How Can I Slow the Progression of Wrinkles?
Daily skincare and proper sun protection are important factors in slowing the aging process, diminishing fine lines and minimizing wrinkles.
- Take your vitamins. Many vitamins are good for the skin. Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant found in citrus fruits and dark green leafy vegetables, can help reduce the appearance of sun damage.
- Apply sunscreen. Protecting yourself from sun exposure can help prevent the progression of fine lines. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30 to protect against harmful UV rays.
- Moisturize. Dry skin causes the skin to look dull and aged. To prevent dry skin, apply moisturizer every day.
- Get your beauty sleep. When your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Keep your skin looking and feeling young by getting at least seven hours of sleep every night.
- Avoid tanning beds. Tanning beds emit harmful UVA rays and are never 'safe' alternatives to the sun.
- Take care of your hands. Our hands are often the first part of our body to reveal signs of aging, as they are the most used and exposed parts of the body. Protect the hands by wearing gloves, moisturizing and applying sunscreen.
- Quit smoking. Smoking may damage more than your lungs—it causes skin aging and wrinkles around the mouth.
Like it or not, wrinkles are a natural part of aging. Even the most diligent skincare regimen or the most expensive wrinkle cream won’t totally eliminate your fine lines. You can significantly reduce the appearance of your wrinkles, however. Start taking care of your skin now, embrace your age and love the skin you’re in!
No matter how well you care for your skin, wrinkles are inevitable. Luckily, the dermatologists at Atlantic Center for Dermatologic Diseases in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, offer several wrinkle treatments that will help your skin look younger and smoother!
Botox injections prevent facial muscles from contracting, which allows wrinkles in the skin to relax. The injections temporarily minimize the appearance of crow's feet, vertical lines between the eyes, forehead furrows, and lines around the mouth. The effects of these injections usually begin to fade after about three or four months. Scheduling regular Botox appointments with your dermatologists in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, or Cumming will keep your skin line free.
Fillers plump up the skin and increase collagen production, making wrinkles much less noticeable. Fillers are often used to make thin lips fuller and improve volume in the cheeks. When your skin is fuller and firmer, lines and wrinkles smooth out and become less noticeable. Fillers can also improve nasolabial fold lines, lip lines, chin creases, and crow's feet. Fillers last six months to two years, depending on the type.
Chemical peel treatment sloughs off the outer layers of your skin revealing the smoother, blemish-free skin underneath. Peeling begins a few days after your treatment and usually lasts about three to five days. Your skin doctor may recommend a superficial, medium or deep peel, depending on the depth of your wrinkles.
Interested? Give Us a Call!
Banish wrinkles with a visit to the skin doctor! Schedule an appointment with the dermatologists at Atlantic Center for Dermatologic Diseases by calling (404) 252-4333 for the Sandy Springs, GA, office, (770) 751-1133 for the Roswell office, (770) 664-5225 for the Alpharetta office, or (770) 844-1902 for the Cumming office.