How Do I Smooth Wrinkles?

Felicia Dye
Felicia Dye
A woman with wrinkles.
A woman with wrinkles.

If your wrinkles are merely fine lines, you may be able to smooth them with home remedies and a good line of anti-aging products. Resurfacing techniques, such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, are an option if you are prepared to seek professional help. Once wrinkles have progressed beyond a certain stage, you may be an ideal candidate for dermal fillers or a surgical facelift. A professional can help you to determine if you have reached that point.

How you approach smoothing your wrinkles depends on a number of things. These include where the lines are, how deep the wrinkles are, and how drastic you want the results to be. Then you need to consider your budget. The options, depending on the circumstances, can range from cheap home remedies to expensive medical procedures.

If you have wrinkles that appear as fine lines, you likely have numerous options to smooth them. You may want to begin with cheap home remedies such as applying lemon juice and egg whites. You can apply lemon juice as an astringent after you have cleaned your face. This should prompt the exfoliation of the dead outer layers of skin cells.

The following day, whip up egg whites and apply them directly to your face. Leave then on your face for about 30 minutes before rinsing. The B-complex vitamins that are in eggs whites are believed to do a good job of tightening skin. Alternate between these two home remedies each day until you see the desired results.

You should also consider investing in a good line of anti-aging products. Every product that claims to smooth wrinkles will not live up to those words. There are some, however, that are considered effective. As the products that work often are not the cheapest, you will want to do some research before making a choice. Also, note that these products generally are not suggested for individuals expecting drastic results from wrinkles that are more prominent than fine lines.

If you have an abundance of fine lines or want to smooth wrinkles that are deeper, you may want to consider a resurfacing procedure. These are services that you can usually receive from a dermatologist, spa, or skin clinic. They include procedures such as chemical peels and laser treatment. These procedures can normally be modified to address the condition of your skin.

Once wrinkles can be considered medium to deep, you may want to consider dermal fillers. These are injections that are used to firm the deeper layers of skin. One of the benefits of dermal fillers is that the treatment is often tailored to target the specific area where a person is experiencing problems. These procedures need to be sought from a medical professional and therefore you should be prepared for the associated costs.

You also have the option of having a surgical facelift to smooth wrinkles. This is generally one of the most expensive choices, and you will likely need to prepare for a recovery period that is longer than most other options. Regardless of which method you choose to smooth wrinkles, you should begin using sun protection daily if you are not currently doing so. Otherwise, you will likely be aggravating the problems you are trying to solve.

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      A woman with wrinkles.