Much like the rings of a tree stump indicate age, wrinkles are a tell-tale sign of a person’s age. Now, more than ever, people are attempting to reverse the effects of time on their skin, sometimes through drastic measures that involve needles and knives. However, there are ways to reduce wrinkles that don’t require botox injections or face lifts.
Through examining the effective alternatives to surgical procedures for wrinkle reduction, you can learn how to turn back time with topical wrinkle treatments.
This article will discuss:
- Where wrinkles occur
- The causes of wrinkles
- Substances that prevent and reduce wrinkles
- Wrinkle treatments
The face is susceptible to wrinkles, usually where facial expression occurs.
The areas where wrinkles most commonly occur are:
- Around the eyes
- Area between the upper and lower lips
- Corners of the mouth
Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors cause wrinkles. One of the chief culprits of both intrinsic and extrinsic aging factors is free radicals. They are highly unstable molecules that are lacking an electron or possess an extra electron. To become stable, they seek out other molecules to take or give an electron. This causes skin damage and signs of aging by decreasing the collagen levels in the skin which leads to wrinkles and sagging.
The intrinsic factors that determine how your skin ages include:
- Changes in hormone levels
- Naturally occurring bodily functions that produce free radicals
- Metabolic activity
- Rate of cellular regeneration
The causes of aging can also be attributed to extrinsic factors such as:
- Exposure to the sun and pollutants which produce free radicals
- Repeated facial expressions
These factors work together to cause wrinkles and accelerate the aging process through compromising the skin’s elasticity, firmness, and cellular structure.
Effective wrinkle treatments prevent and reduce wrinkles as well as treat the aforementioned causes of aging.
Some of the substances that treat the causes and symptoms of aging include:
Dr. Perricone offers effective at home wrinkle treatments that don’t require anesthesia.
Two complementary wrinkle treatments that work to prevent and reduce wrinkles are Perricone MD’s:
- High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift
- High Potency Eye Lift Cream
The High Potency Amine Complex Face Lift contains DMAE, Vitamin C Ester, and pycnogenol. These ingredients work to smooth and firm the skin, minimize deep lines and wrinkles, and improve elasticity in the face.
The High Potency Eye Lift features DMAE, phospholipids, and pycnogenols. This intensive eye treatment helps to reduce crows feet, other wrinkles around the eye area, and bags under the eyes.
By implementing these two wrinkle treatments into your skin care regimen you can reduce wrinkles and improve your overall skin health.