Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.- Doris Day 😜
Wrinkles are a natural, universal part of the aging process. Environmental and lifestyle factors—sun exposure, pollution, smoking—can exacerbate this breakdown. Genetics also play a role when it comes to how and when fine lines and wrinkles show up. Here are a few ways to deal with the ones you have and keep future ones at bay.
The truth is, no matter what a serum or in-office treatment may promise, there's really no way of entirely getting rid of wrinkles forever. That being said, plenty of things can help prevent and smooth them out.
The best offense is a good defense, which certainly rings true regarding sunscreen and wrinkles. Sun exposure, particularly UVA rays, is a primary culprit when it comes to an accelerated breakdown of collagen and elastin. Of course, it won't help smooth out any wrinkles you already have, but it will certainly help prevent new ones from forming.
Consider layering a vitamin C serum underneath your sunscreen for an added wrinkle-fighting punch. The potent antioxidant helps in two ways, It supports the production of collagen and reduces photoaging and damage from the sun's UV light. It also has the added benefit of helping to fade hyperpigmentation. There are many different versions of vitamin C available in over-the-counter skincare products, but l-ascorbic acid is the purest and most potent
Neurotoxin injections are a treatment option for dynamic wrinkles (those caused by repetitive muscle movement). Several different brand names are available on the market—Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and a few others—but they all contain botulinum toxin. The toxin blocks the release of a neurotransmitter necessary for muscle movement, temporarily weakening or paralyzing the muscle. Neurotoxin injections can also help smooth out static wrinkles—wrinkles that have become permanent and etched in from repeated muscle movement.
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure where fine needles are used to puncture the skin, creating areas of microtrauma, your body's natural healing response to this stimulates growth factors, which ultimately results in the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin. The skin is left looking younger, tighter, firmer, and healthier. Just remember that this isn't a 'one-and-done' type situation. The more you do it, the better results you'll see.
Fraxel was the first non-ablative and ablative resurfacing laser treatment developed. The 'non-ablative' part means that it's heating the deeper layers of the dermis to help stimulate collagen production over time; the 'ablative' part affects the epidermis, activating a natural healing process that both stimulates collagen and reduces pigmentation, adding that it's a great treatment for both fine and deep static wrinkles. The results are long-lasting, so this treatment can be done yearly or even less frequently, depending on the condition of your skin.