Facial Wrinkles: Not a Foregone Conclusion

Facial wrinkles are a common sign of aging. As the skin ages, it loses its elasticity and becomes drier, thinner, and less able to protect itself from damage. The result is the formation of lines, creases, and wrinkles.

But just because the body ages, facial wrinkles do not have to be a foregone conclusion.

Dr. Perricone holds the philosophy that, “Wrinkled, sagging skin is not the inevitable result of growing older. It is a disease, and you can fight it. You can look your best, feel your best, and enjoy beautiful skin and optimal health every day of your life, providing you start right now.”

By following the Perricone MD 3-tier regimen of an anti-inflammatory diet, nutritional supplements, and topical skin care, the skin can be rejuvenated from the inside out.

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What Causes Facial Wrinkles?

Wrinkles form in areas where there has been a decrease in elastin within the second layer of skin, known as the dermis, and a reduction in collagen.

Other factors cause facial wrinkles including:

  • Genetics
  • Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light
  • Smoking
  • Repeated facial expressions




The face, neck, and hands are particularly susceptible to the formation of wrinkles, because they are the places where the skin is the thinnest already, and where it is exposed most to the elements.

Because there is more knowledge on what causes facial wrinkles, scientists now better understand how to prevent and treat them.


What is an Anti-inflammatory Diet?

Maintaining an anti-inflammatory diet is number one on the Perricone MD anti-aging 3-tier regimen. Many associate “inflammation” with redness, swelling and irritation, but the inflammation that leads to aged skin actually occurs at the cellular level.

To better understand how inflammation affects the skin, watch this video:



An anti-inflammatory diet consists of protein (e.g. fish and tofu), a good carbohydrate (e.g. vegetables and whole grains), and unsaturated fats (e.g. nuts and olive oil).

These foods combined with plenty of water and antioxidant-rich beverages, like green tea, will do wonders for the skin by preventing inflammation before it can do damage.


What are Nutritional Supplements?

Nutritional supplements are an essential part of an anti-aging regimen, and like an anti-inflammatory diet, help the body prevent facial wrinkles from the inside out.

The best nutritional supplements work as antioxidants and act as natural anti-inflammatories. These supplements keep cells healthy and functioning properly. In doing so, they diminish signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.

One powerful supplement is Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA); others are Vitamin C and tocotrienols.


What are Topical Treatments?

Topical treatments complement an anti-inflammatory diet and nutritional supplements to enhance the skin’s natural health and beauty.

To prevent facial wrinkles consider these Perricone MD products from his RX1 Prevent Regimen:

Perricone MD offers a wide variety of other topical treatments that can firm, tone, nourish, and protect skin in order to prevent and treat facial wrinkles.

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  1. I like to be product tester to try them please. Thanks.

  2. This is perfect for me. I am starting to see aging in my skin with new wrinkles, discolation around my eyes, and uneven coloring becoming more apparent. I believe nutrition is important in all parts of the body. Not only does it help fight off diseases such as cancer, heart disease, but I believe it has a major role in our skin, including psorisis, eczema, and acne. it only makes sense that aging would be a result too. Currently, I am pursuing my education in nutrition, and am excited about dermatology. Having knowing people suffering from skin disorders (me included) it has been a huge motivator to learn and benefit from my studies. I would be very excited to try your treatment, and see how well it can work for me.

  3. I’ve been in the beauty business for yrs. My customers and I are interested in having products that will help the ageing process
    I’ve sold many and by selling my shop, have lost contact with new products. I’d like more info on your products and a wholesale price list.
    i don’t want a ton of products, just the most necessary. Thanks.

  4. Send info and price list.

  5. I’ve been in the beauty business for yrs. My customers and I are interested in having products that will help the ageing process
    I’ve sold many and by selling my shop, have lost contact with new products. it’s not to say, that I’d like more info on your products and a wholesale price list.
    i don’t want a ton of products, just the most necessary. Thanks.