Fine lines and wrinkles: they’re the bane of our skin’s existence as we age, and one of the most common issues that people want to treat. Of course, wrinkles are a completely natural part of aging. But there are preventative measures and treatments available to minimize them.
If you’re looking to remove wrinkles in Houston, we can help. First, read more about what causes this skin issue and different treatment options.
Everyone will eventually get wrinkles. However, some factors lead to wrinkles that are deeper and that emerge earlier. The primary risk factors are: Frequent sun exposure — Smoking — Exposure to pollutants — Dehydrated skin and lack of moisture. Unfortunately, some of these factors, such as your skin tone and the level of air pollution where you live, are outside of your control. If you want to minimize aging, it’s key to focus on the other factors: lack of moisture and sun exposure. Frequent sun exposure, including repeated sunburns, is one of the primary causes of early wrinkles. Even more seriously, extensive sun exposure can also increase your risk for skin cancer.
If you’re looking to minimize your fine lines and wrinkles, you have a number of options, from topical creams that will smooth fine lines, to laser treatments that will dramatically reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
No matter your age, there are steps you can take to prevent the formation of wrinkles and keep your skin healthy.
Protect yourself from the sun: Choose a daily zinc base facial moisturizer with an SPF of at least 40. If you’re going to be outdoors for long, you should also wear sunscreen on any exposed areas of your body. When possible, protect your skin by wearing hats and protective clothing, and staying in the shade.
Moisturize: Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Use BeautiRx daily and nightly moisturizer to keep your skin plump and elastic.
Sleep: Getting enough sleep isn’t just good for your energy levels; it gives your skin cells time to regenerate and your body time to process toxins. Getting at least 6 hours of sleep (and ideally more!) every night will help your skin in the long term.
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. Over time, our skin’s collagen production decreases, and our skin becomes less elastic. Our skin also becomes drier, producing less natural oil. This leads to skin that sags and forms lines, especially in areas that experience repeated movement, such as facial expressions. Wrinkles are most prominent in the areas of our body that are exposed to the sun, namely the face, hands, neck, and chest. Fine lines and wrinkles are not harmful, and they do not require treatment. However, they are one of the key signs of age, and especially if you develop wrinkles early, you may feel that they age you prematurely. Luckily, there are steps you can take both to prevent and treat wrinkles.
If you are looking to remove wrinkles in Houston, we would be happy to discuss any of the above treatment options with you. We’re here to help you feel your best!