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Wrinkles - 5 Options Your Dermatologist May Recommend!

Dr. Atul Taneja 90% (828 ratings)
MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Wrinkles - 5 Options Your Dermatologist May Recommend!

Wrinkles are inevitable with advancing age and most individuals find them annoying. Luckily, there are many available medical options to reduce these pesky lines and look younger. Your dermatologist can help you with a variety of gentle options like:

  1. Retinoid creams: These creams are derivatives of Vitamin A and cause superficial peeling off the skin, reduce rough bumps and lighten superficial pigmentation. These are prescription medicines and have to be used carefully under proper medical supervision to avoid side effects like itching and burning reactions.
  2. Peels: This a procedure in which your physician applies a thin layer of medicine on top of the skin for a few minutes and then washes it off. Over the next few days, a very superficial layer of the topmost skin layer is then gradually shed off. The regenerating skin from below is fresher, smoother and younger.
  3. Lasers and other rejuvenating devices: Different kinds of lasers can be used to target different layers of the skin. Non-ablative lasers gently heat deeper parts of the skin to tighten collagen to give a smoothening effect. Ablative lasers are more aggressive and remove superficial layers of skin with great precision. Radio-frequency and ultrasound machines use other forms of energy to gently heat deeper parts of the skin to achieve a tightening and smoothening effect
  4. Botulinum toxin: This is injected into frown lines and crows lines to relax the muscles causing the wrinkles. The effect typically lasts for about 6 months.
  5. FillersThese are substances which are injected into the deeper wrinkles to pump up the furrows. The commonest substance used is called hyaluronic acid and is the same substance that exists naturally below the skin.

And of course, daily precautions like using sunscreens, moisturizers, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding smoking goes a long way in preventing wrinkles.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Wrinkle Prevention - Know How Your Doctor Can Help!

Dr. Raghuvir Mathur 83% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Kanpur
Wrinkle Prevention - Know How Your Doctor Can Help!

Wrinkle prevention injections are used to prevent wrinkles and give a more naturally young look. Injecting wrinkle fillers will bring about a more youthful look and that too for a fraction of the time and effort of what a traditional facelift costs.

What is it?

Injectable wrinkle fillers fill the line, area or crease with a substance. This makes the trouble spots to disappear almost entirely. Wrinkle injections are also used for lifting chin, jawlines, filling out thin lips and plumping. They can be used for a wide variety of treatments and are very effective in treating such problems. The treatment can last from four months to upto one year.

Procedure and details

  • Toxins are injected into the target area of the skin with the help of a syringe.
  • The action of the muscle is temporarily reduced by the toxin by blocking the motor nerves ability to release acetylcholine.
  • A new batch of nerve proteins is built in three to four months and by six months the nerves return to full capacity.
  • This is when the results of the treatment wear off. But with constant treatment longer results can be achieved because the nerve proteins become slower at rebuilding themselves.
  • After the treatment there can be slight redness in the areas of the skin where the treatment was done but there is nothing to be concerned about as that is normal and the redness subsides after 15 minutes.
  • The entire procedure of injecting the toxin into the skin takes about 10-15 minutes.
  • It is a very quick and reliable procedure.
  • A common misconception with wrinkle injections are that it will improve the condition of the skin. But that is not the case.
  • Wrinkle injections reduces lines and wrinkles but are not skin treatments.

Cost of the treatment

  • The cost of a single session of treatment varies as the number of units of medication to be used a person varies from person to person.
  • Usually a single unit costs around 1000-1500. The cost of consultation also hikes up the price.
  • Usually for a treatment around the forehead area the cost comes around 3000 - 5000 depending upon the patient's condition.

Benefits of the treatment

  • Wrinkle prevention injections are quicker and cheaper and are also long lasting than other forms of treatments available for preventing wrinkles.
  • A single session of wrinkle preventing injections last for at least 4 months.
  • The risk factor from side effects is also very minimum.
  • Wrinkle prevention injections are not only cheaper but also less time consuming and more effective.
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Dr. Urmil Bishnoi 87% (70 ratings)
Ph.D Psychology, M.Phil - Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
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How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles in 5 Easy Steps?

Dr. Pradeep Kumari 94% (177 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles in 5 Easy Steps?

Do you know the sun is making your skin age faster? Plus, 5 other reasons behind facial wrinkles

Facial wrinkling occurs when the skin develops creases, folds and ridges. The formation of wrinkles is a normal part of the process of skin ageing. However, certain factors may accelerate the process and lead to premature wrinkling of the face and other parts of the body.

The main causes of facial wrinkling are:

  • Skin ageing: as a person gets older, his/her skin becomes less taut and begins to sag. The production of natural oils and fat in the deeper layers of the skin gets reduced with age, which leads to the formation of wrinkles due to diminished skin elasticity.
  • Sun exposure: constant exposure of skin to the sun causes damage and speeds up the ageing process. The harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun break down collagen and collective tissue fibres, which is the primary cause of premature wrinkling.
  • Skin complexion: due to the absence of melanin, people with fairer (lighter) skin, experience more damage due to sun exposure. This causes them to develop wrinkles much earlier.
  • Facial muscle contraction: repeatedly making the same facial expressions and contraction of face muscles causes wrinkling. Those who constantly frown, smile or squint get facial wrinkles as it leads to reduced skin elasticity.
  • Smoking: smokers are more susceptible to premature wrinkling. This is due to the presence of nicotine, tar and other chemicals from the smoke in the bloodstream, which hamper the supply of blood and oxygen to the outer layers of skin.
  • Genetic factors: many people get facial wrinkling as a result of hereditary causes and family genetics.


However, the good news is that facial wrinkling can be prevented through these simple ways:

  • Sun protection: This is the most effective way of avoiding wrinkles. Keep yourself protected against sun exposure by staying out of the sun as much as possible and wearing sunscreen at all times.
  • Quitting the smoke: Kicking the habit will show a marked improvement in your skin quality and would help prevent further wrinkling.
  • Use of moisturisers: Dry skin is more prone to wrinkling. Keeping your skin supple and moisturised prevents wrinkles.
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle: The combination of following a nutritious diet, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep and regularly exercising keeps the skin young and wrinkle-free.
  • Treatment options: There are several options to improve wrinkles by procedures which include botox, fillers, prp and lasers for skin tightening. The most suitable option can be chosen depending upon the severity and type of wrinkling. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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The Best Ways to Prevent Wrinkles On Your Face

Dr. Amitoj Garg 92% (398 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
The Best Ways to Prevent Wrinkles On Your Face
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