April 15, 2024

Looking young and having radiant skin is always associated with good looks, especially in adults. Some are born with natural beautiful skin that lasts even when they are old and some may need to take action to improve their skin condition as they get older. One thing for sure, the ageing process causes a person to have wrinkles. Fine wrinkles may not be a concern but as time goes by, it gets obvious and some people may feel uncomfortable as it affects the way they look. Some people may feel that when they do not have a good look, their confidence level will fade and this may affect their quality of life. The question now is, can face wrinkles go away?

In the world of medicine, wrinkles are a natural process of the skin. Wrinkles are creases, folds or ridges of the skin. It occurs as the result of the skin ageing process. Wrinkles initially appear on the areas where the skin naturally folds during facial expression such as from laughing, frowning and smiling. It develops due to the skin turning thinner and less elastic as a person grows older. Wrinkles also tend to appear on the skin exposed to the sun rays such as face, neck, hands and the arms. Although wrinkles are a natural part of the skin when a person gets older and affects everyone, many really dislike it and wonder if face wrinkles ever go away.

In short, yes it may go away but it probably would not go away completely. There are many treatments available to help reduce the fine lines and wrinkles of the skin. It is worth noting that a person’s response to the treatment differs depending on the severity of the skin wrinkles. In cases of deep creases or wrinkles, a person may be needing surgical facelift. Below are common non-surgical treatments to help improves wrinkles appearance:

1)    Medications

Topical retinoids derived from vitamin A like retinol aim to reduce fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and improve skin roughness. Retinoids work by increasing collagen production in the skin. Retinoids in the past may seem to be only available upon doctor’s prescription but currently there are many skincare products in the market that use retinoid in their formulations. Wrinkle creams available in the market usually only have low concentration of retinoid which means a person needs to use the product for a long period of time and the result may not be as significant as the retinoid prescribed by dermatologist or doctor. Other topical medications that can help give slight reduction in the wrinkle appearance are alpha hydroxy acids, coenzyme Q10 and antioxidants.

2)    Skin resurfacing

It helps to smoothen the skin which then improves the wrinkles. Skin resurfacing is usually done either by chemical peel, microdermabrasion and laser skin. Chemical peels use different strengths of acids that can be found in skincare products in the market or as prescribed by dermatologists. Microdermabrasion uses a handheld device to polish away the top layer of the skin to smoothen the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can either stimulate the collagen production and/or getting rid of the top layer of the skin.

3)    Dermal filler

A procedure of injecting soft-gel like substances under the skin. The substance used in the injection is usually composed of a variety substance either natural or synthetic. Most common compound used in dermal filler is hyaluronic acid as it is a natural substance already existing in the skin working as skin hydrator. Injection of hyaluronic acid helps to enhance production of hyaluronic acid and collagen. Hyaluronic acid and collagen play a role in the skin function making the skin look hydrated and less wrinkles.

4)    Botox

Botox injection blocks the chemical signals triggering face muscle contraction. Small dose of Botox is injected into the targeted muscles. This leads to flattened skin and less wrinkles.

       The treatments mentioned above are the choices available for a person to get rid of face wrinkles. To know which treatments works best is to ask a dermatologist or doctor. They can make evaluation and choose the one suitable to address the targeted issues. Plus, treatments also depend on the cost and patient tolerance since some treatments may cost more than the other or some treatments need to be repeated in order to maintain the result. Surgical facelift may give permanent result of diminished wrinkles but the procedure is costly and patient may need to take time to heal from it. Non-surgical treatments is the most preferred method for improving wrinkles as it is less painful and healing take short time. However, non-surgical treatments usually just give slight to moderate wrinkles reduction as it typically only gives natural look and not dramatic instant changes.

       It can be concluded that face wrinkles may go away but not in total. Treatments available can help reduce the wrinkles appearance. Since everyone will get wrinkles and lines that become visible as they get older, the best way to tackle and slow down ageing process of the skin is by taking preventative measures such as minimise skin exposed to the sun by wearing clothing protecting the skin and using sunscreen of more than SPF 30 especially when being out in the sun, regular use of moisturiser to prevent dryness as dry skin heighten the chance of wrinkles and to practices active lifestyle such as eating healthy meal, avoid smoking and less drinking alcohol.

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