While the best strategy is to prevent the wrinkles from occurring in the first place, many products and treatments for wrinkle correction are available:
A good home care routine: Morning and evening cleansing and moisturizing are the grassroots approach to achieving and maintaining wrinkle-free skin. Physician-grade and many natural or “green” products offer high-density effective ingredients with little or no fillers, which are commonly found in over-the-counter and department store products.
An effective cleanser is matched to your specific skin type and cleans the skin without stripping it of vital oils and moisture.
Serums and moisturizers “feed” the skin with nutrients to aid in moisture retention as well as collagen and elastin production, which decrease with aging.
A healthy diet and adequate water consumption are vital to maintaining clear, healthy skin. Antioxidants, which are found in fruits and vegetables, provide cellular protection to minimize the effects of aging. Water helps the body keep the skin plump and flushes toxins from the system.
Sleep allows the body to rest and recover from daily stress. This is the most efficient time for your body to distribute nutrients to the tissues, encouraging regeneration and making you look “well rested” in the morning.
Professional care: Putting yourself in the hands of a qualified esthetician helps to define your skincare regime, identify the best products for your skin type and allows for periodic maintenance beyond what you can achieve on your own.
Estheticians are certified in the use and application of moderately aggressive acid peels, microdermabrasion and dermabrasion to remove accumulated dead skin cells, eventually improving the overall texture of the skin.
Most can also offer ultrasound, galvanic or other deep hydration therapy to push nutrients deep into the tissue. This helps to minimize the appearance of existing lines and wrinkles by balancing the skin’s structure and restoring a healthy balance of fluids and nutrients.
Home Galvanic units: Affordable quality units are available for less than $300, but the investment will provide years of treatments.
Galvanics operate on an electrical impulse that, when combined with appropriate treatment gels and serums, extracts accumulated bacteria and impurities and drives nutrients deep into tissue.
An added benefit of galvanic treatment is the stimulation of underlying muscle tissue. The rejuvenating effect minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, firms sagging skin and imparts the healthy glow of well hydrated skin.
Laser treatments: Ranging from red or blue light therapy to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), gentle laser treatments for the improvement of the appearance and condition of skin have become commonplace.
The medical esthetics industry employs lasers to correct pigmentation, minimize the appearance of capillaries, calm and heal acne and improve overall skin condition and collagen production.