Your Different Options for Anti Wrinkle Skin Care

Wrinkles happen and so must we grin and bear them? You can sense different attitudes from varying generations of women. The older generations accept the inevitable, as meticulous skin care and going under the knife for combating wrinkles and other skin problems (in the early days and until the 1970s) is only practiced by moneyed women, movie stars and celebrities. But modern women (and an increasing number of men) and not just Hollywood starlets mind you, are now embracing the various alternatives in the anti wrinkle skin care. If your wrinkles bother you and you have money and time to spare for a treatment, then here are your options.


The cheaper alternative is medication. There are prescription topical retinoids, stuff originating from Vitamin A that when applied to the skin lessens wrinkles, evens out pigmentation, and smoothens the skin. Several examples of topical retinoids are Tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova) and tazarotene (Tazorac, Avage).

You can also try nonprescription wrinkle creams. These are effective depending on the potency of the ingredients which must include alpha hydroxy acids, Retinol, kinetin, copper peptides, antioxidants, and coenzyme Q10. These commercial wrinkle creams by the way, have lower concentrations of the aforementioned ingredients compared to the amount in prescription anti wrinkle medications.
Surgical methods and other procedures

Dermabrasion is a procedure when the surface layer of the skin is sanded down with a brush in rapid rotation. New layers of skin then emerge. For a week or two, the patient will experience redness, scabbing and swelling. It may take several months before you will see the positive results.

On the other hand, a laser resurfacing treatment wipes out the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) which then stimulates new collagen fibers to develop. Recovery time is shorter with a laser treatment.

A chemical peel is a procedure where acid is applied to the problem area. This burns the damaged epidermis and new skin takes its place. New skin is noticeably smoother with diminished wrinkles.        

Photo by Dunia CakrawalaAnd lastly, we have the highly popular Botox treatment. Botulinum toxin type A is injected in the problem areas, flattening the skin and making it appear less wrinkled. Botox works best in eradicating frown lines between our eyebrows and forehead and in smoothing out the crow’s feet in the corner of the eye. The results can last for 3-4 months.

In this age of advance technology in skin care, it’s as if we can have a new face and body after several trips to the plastic surgeon. Still, it’s important to understand that we can’t have that much chemical in our skin. Prevention is still up there in preventing or at least minimizing wrinkles. Anti wrinkle skin care still means protecting your skin from over exposure to the sun by using lotions with sunscreen, and using moisturizers, and yes, by giving up the cancer sticks.

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