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How Do I Choose the Best Facial Wrinkles Treatment?

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  • Written By: Patti Kate
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  • Last Modified Date: 13 April 2014
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To choose the best facial wrinkles treatment, it's best to consult with a dermatologist. Depending upon the severity of your wrinkles, your options may include injections or the use of over the counter products. Keep in mind, some products on the market may cause side effects. For this reason, it's best to choose a facial wrinkles treatment that is dermatologist tested and recommended. If you have very deep wrinkles that do not improve with treatment, your doctor may recommend cosmetic surgery.

If you are beginning to notice a few fine lines and wrinkles, anti-wrinkle creams should help. Facial wrinkles treatment creams are available at pharmacies and beauty supply stores. The key ingredient to look for in a facial wrinkles treatment is retinal. This anti-aging compound derived from vitamin A can repair damage to your skin and restore elasticity. If you are pregnant, however, consult with a physician, as retinoids may be harmful when used during pregnancy.

Facial creams containing alpha hydroxy acids and sunscreen may also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Keep in mind, however, the hydroxy acids may be irritating to sensitive skin types. Before choosing a facial wrinkles treatment containing hydroxy acids, read labels carefully for warnings and precautions.

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As an alternative to abrasive treatments, choose a topical solution that contains kinetin. This compound is gentle enough to use regularly without causing side effects. Kinetin is a natural, plant-derived compound that can smooth your complexion, while moisturizing your skin. Dry skin makes wrinkles appear more noticeable, which is why hydration is essential.

Wrinkles that have developed over several years may require more extensive treatment. Chemical skin peels may work for some, although this facial wrinkles treatment should be used under a doctor's supervision. Your dermatologist may recommend other treatment options, such as dermabrasion or laser treatments. While dermabrasion is performed using a pivoting brush to remove a layer of wrinkled skin, laser resurfacing is a more involved process. This procedure typically involves the use of heat to remove dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new collagen.

A cosmetic treatment or facial makeover may improve your skin's appearance, but staying hydrated also can work wonders. If you're not consuming an adequate amount of water each day, your skin may be prone to developing lines and wrinkles. Try to aim for at least eight to ten glasses of water every day.

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