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Facial Wrinkles Types Of Treatment

Apr 16, 2008
Wrinkle treatments offer many options to revitalize your self concept, your life and your face. Few of us can ever forget the first time we noticed we had facial wrinkles. They may not be dangerous, but the body's natural skin tightening can be rather uncomfortable and the appearance of damaged skin may give the impression that you're not taking care of yourself.

It gets more difficult to hydrate ourselves and free radicals damage the outermost layers of skin. Skin tightening and deep wrinkles can get us down, but the good news is that we don't have to wield a celebrity income to take years off our looks. There are many anti wrinkle creams and procedures to combat an aging wrinkle or two.

The first thing to try is one of the many creams on the market. Facial wrinkles can generally be fought by triggering the body's natural rejuvenating, cleansing and exfoliating processes. Anti wrinkle creams traditionally contain Vitamin A, B, C, E and coenzyme Q10. Creams targeting wrinkles include: Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti Wrinkle Cream, Retinol-A or L'Oreal's Line Eraser. Alpha Hydroxy Acids are good for people who may be sensitive to strong ingredients in Retinol. Peptide products like StriVectin, Olay's Regenerist Serum or Este Lauder's Perfectionist may be more suitable for sensitive skin.

Each year, Americans purchase over $6.4 Billion worth of "cosmeceuticals" and creams targeting facial wrinkles. Whether prescribed or purchased over-the-counter, this non-invasive option appeals to many consumers who'd rather not be bothered with medical procedures.

For more persistent wrinkles and telltale signs of aging, there are collagen fillers done via injection. This relatively inexpensive procedure will cost an average of $300, but generally needs to be redone two or three times per year to maintain maximum efficiency. In some cases, the collagen stimulates the body's natural processes and less maintenance is required.

Collagen injections have been used cosmetically since 1981 to treat facial skin imperfections associated with aging or to create enhanced, fuller lips. There are also medical uses that restore joint mobility, accompany facial reconstruction or treat severe burns. Collagen itself is a naturally occurring protein located beneath the epidermis that comprises 75% of our skin and is the basis for our skin's support structure. Over time, it generally breaks down, resulting in lines and wrinkles. Done in just a few hours, injections are one of the most popular wrinkle treatments out there.

There are two main types of collagen fillers: bovine-based and human-based. The collagen undergoes a purification process and is mixed with salt water and the anesthesia lidocaine to provide comfort during the process. While it may seem strange to have bovine-based collagen in our bodies, it actually works very well with human tissue and actually has fewer instances of allergic reactions.

Cumulative sunlight is responsible for 90% of our deep wrinkles, but many facial wrinkles are also caused by every day stress and natural skin aging. Sure, a breakdown of DNA, collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and other supporting molecules in the dermis is inevitable. However, living with it is not. Daily moisturizers are an easy solution to ease skin tightening, but to get a quick fix and more youthful looking skin, thousand-dollar face lifts or $300 injections are available.

Cryotherapy, done with liquid nitrogen, is for more serious skin afflictions and may even be chosen for facial wrinkles for people with animal allergies. Cryotherapy can destroy diseased or severely damaged tissue and stimulate miraculous regrowth and enzymatic activity. Compared to other surgeries, cryotherapy is minimally invasive but can, in rare occurrences, result in scarring. Ibuprofen or topical steroid creams are sometimes prescribed for the brief recovery period.
About the Author
Steven McCarthy has been researching how to treat skin problems with anti aging skin care treatments for ten years and written many articles on the topic so that quickly understanding skin rejuvenation information is not something that has to be difficult for you. Check out www.treatingskinproblems.com
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