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Of the many cosmetic concerns that patients have about their facial appearances, wrinkles almost always top the list. Both intrinsic (natural or genetic) and extrinsic (environmental of lifestyle-based) skin aging can cause wrinkling. Find out how a dermatologist at Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL can help you with your wrinkles and other skin problems.,
Wrinkles: Common Causes
These are some of the most common causes of skin wrinkling:
- Sitting in the sun for long periods of time (sun damage).
- Heredity (some patients are genetically predisposed to wrinkles).
- Not properly (and regularly) cleansing and moisturizing the skin.
- Poor diet and lack of exercise.
How a Dermatologist Can Help
Once you have deep, noticeable wrinkles, you may need help from a West Palm Beach, FL, dermatologist. These are a few treatment options that may be right for your case:
- Antioxidant creams.
- Vitamin A acid.
- Dermabrasion (exfoliates the skin, inspiring growth of new cells).
- Dermal skin fillers (to add volume).
- Laser resurfacing (removes old layers of skin and deep lines in the face).
- Plastic surgery procedures.
Stop Wrinkles Before They Start to Form
The best way to keep your appearance as youthful and wrinkle-free as possible is to put skin care on the top of your list of priorities. Most patients have wrinkles and skin damage because of too much exposure to UV rays or tanning beds. Follow these tips to keep wrinkles at bay:
- Get a large, floppy hat to provide shade for your face and neck when you’re outside—especially if you’re planning to visit the beach.
- Ask your dermatologist to recommend a moisturizer and cleanser specifically designed for your skin type.
- Eat a balanced “whole foods” diet.
- If you use makeup, choose products with natural formulations.
Learn More About Wrinkle Remedies
Thanks to modern treatments and therapies, you don’t have to settle for facial wrinkles. See a dermatologist at Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, FL, for a consultation to decide which solution is right for you. Call (561) 964-6664 today for an appointment with Dr. Barry Kuttner or Dr. Kathleen Herne.
We know that wrinkles are more and more likely to appear as the years go on--yet no one is prepared when they actually begin to see the signs of aging. Fortunately, a variety of treatments are available to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you more youthful skin.
Topical treatments: Specialized products applied to the face and neck can keep the skin moisturized, healthy, and resilient. Tretinoin, alpha hydroxy acids, and antioxidants are common ingredients in topical creams that help to rejuvenate the skin.
Chemical peels: A chemical agent is applied to the skin to exfoliate thick, damaged surfaces and stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. Different chemicals result in either superficial or deep peels. Depending on the condition of your skin and the desired results, your dermatologist will select the right one for you.
Laser resurfacing: Lasers can deliver powerful results for superficial and moderately deep wrinkles. Concentrated beams of light are applied to precise areas, removing old skin cells and stimulating production of collagen and elastin--the two essential components of youthful, resilient skin.
Microdermabrasion: Effective for smoothing over fine lines, this treatment involves exfoliating the very top layer of epidermis. Deeper wrinkles will not be alleviated by microdermabrasion, as it only affects the superficial layer of skin.
Botox: These injections can help prevent and reduce the appearance of expression wrinkles. Botox blocks the nerves that contract muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles formed by repeated facial movements.
Fillers: Injectable fillers can help restore lost volume, filling out wrinkles and building up the skin from within.
Surgery: Plastic surgery is often the best solution for skin that shows significant sagging. Your surgeon can rejuvenate your appearance by tightening up the skin over every area of your face.
Visit Your Boynton Beach Dermatologist
Ready to take years off your appearance and improve your confidence with a smoother complexion? Request your appointment at Integrated Dermatology of West Palm Beach to talk about the best wrinkle-reducing options for you.