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Dermatologist Methods to Eliminate Skin Wrinkles

Aug 17, 2007
Men and women spend millions each year to turn back the clock and fight the effects of aging on the skin. Using anti aging creams is a great way to help minimize wrinkles. However for some people, this isn't enough of a change. These people are turning to dermatologists for professional skin resurfacing procedures. There are a few treatments available to help reduce wrinkles. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of each procedure before making a decision.

Chemical peels are done by a dermatologist. Peels strip off the top layers of skin. This procedure is available in different strengths from light to deeper peels. This regenerates the skin and reduces the effects of aging on the skin. The procedure is very effective on the upper lip and forehead areas of the face. It can't be done on the skin around the eyes, as this skin is very thin and permanent damage could result.

A variety of acids are used in chemical peels to get rid of wrinkles, including trichloroacetic acids, alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxyl acids. The chemical used will depend on the depth of the peel that is desired. The skin will begin to scab and crust over about twenty four hours after the procedure. It will take about two weeks for the redness to heal after the crusting stage. There are some potential side effects from this procedure, such as infection, numbness and scarring.

Dermabrasion has a similar effect as chemical peels, but chemicals are not used. This procedure involves deep exfoliation of the surface of the skin. As in chemical peels, there are different strengths. Microdermabrasion is a gentler method that produces results similar to chemical peels. This is best for removing lighter wrinkles and lines. To remove deep wrinkles, a stronger dermabrasion procedure is needed.

This procedure is done with a rotating brush that removes the top layers of the surface of the skin. It is very effective for removing wrinkles. The lower skin layers are exposed and will crust over and heal as in a chemical peel. The skin will need to heal for a few weeks after the procedure. After healing you should use a good anti aging cream to prevent new wrinkles from forming.

Laser resurfacing is a relatively new procedure for removing wrinkles. The procedure involves using a laser pulse which penetrates the skin. This vaporizes the water and removes the upper layer of skin cells. New skin is able to grow and is healthy and younger looking. Another benefit of this procedure is its effect on the collagen fibers of the skin. It shortens the fibers and restores elasticity to the skin.

The type of laser used will depend on your skin type, color and condition of the skin. Lasers range from gentle to more powerful. In some cases, more than one laser is used on the same patient, depending on the anti aging needs. The recovery is generally less painful than chemical peels, but you will have redness and some irritation. The amount of irritation will depend on the laser used in the procedure. Continue to use a moisturizer during healing and use anti aging cream after the skin is healed to prevent new wrinkles.

Whatever procedure you choose, be sure to continue with good skin care to prevent your wrinkles from returning and new ones forming. Invest in a good anti aging cream to help keep your skin looking young and healthy. Choose a cream that is good for your skin type and the areas that need attention. Reading reviews of anti aging creams can help you select the right product.
About the Author
Brian Dolezal is a contributing editor for TopConsumerReviews.com, a leading provider of independent reviews and rankings for hundreds of consumer products. You can find out how top anti-aging creams compare by visiting TopConsumerReviews.com today.
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