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Do Frownies And Wrinkies Really Work And Reshape Your Skin
Frowns and wrinkles: Frowns, are lines on the forehead that are found mostly in older people. They are caused by age, sun exposure, and other factors, and they are produced by face muscles pulling on the skin. These lines can be eliminated with Botox or dysport, which is injected into the muscles and eliminates the lines, for 4-6 months. Wrinkles are caused by aging and sun damage and are treated with certain acids. ...Read more
Is there any cosmetic procedures and/or products that work as good as botox on eliminating skin wrinkles but without animal testing?
Doubt it: Unfortunatly animal testing is often a part of research and development. I do not have any knowledge about each companies labs but as far as I know at the present time botox disport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are the only good drugs for these problems ...Read more
Should I avoid the sun after being treated with a fractional laser? I work in construction, so I spend a lot of time outside. That may be why I have dark spots and wrinkles from sun damage. I want to correct my damaged skin with a fractional laser treatme
No: Skin creams do not cause wrinklesGet a more detailed answer ›
Prevention: The best thing you can do to protect your appearance and decrease the formation of wrinkles is to (1) protect your skin from the sun through the use of broad spectrum uva and uvb sunscreens and (2) do not smoke. Cigarrettes dramatically age the skin and produce wrinkles. Once you see signs of aging, consult with a plastic surgeon. Any effects of pulling or rubbing on the skin will be lessened. ...Read more
Retin-a is the answer. It became popular more than 20 years ago as an acne treatment. But doctors and patients soon noticed another benefit; its incredible anti aging effects.
Retin-a users reported improvements in skin texture, including diminished wrinkles and brown spots. You can find it as prescription product, including generic formulations such as Retin-A micro and renova (tretinoin). ...Read more
Skin aging: Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years regardless of outside influences. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. There is also diminished functioning of the sweat and oil glands, less elastin production, and less gag formation. ...Read more
Onset of wrinkles: Wrinkles form naturally over time and are influenced by exposure to sun, smoking, sleeping habits (bunching of skin for long durations), genetics, and repetitive & habitual muscle activity under the skin (like squinting). Spf, sunglasses, good skincare, no smoking, laser therapy, and Botox all can help prevent wrinkles. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes, limit sun: By limiting sun exposure, not smoking and eating foods reach in antioxidants you can slow the process. Topical tretinoin and /or vitamin c can stimulate new collagen. This approach will slow the process of aged skin. For existing damage you can have a peel, laser or il treatments. ...Read more
I have very elastic skin is this a bad thing I'm 16 scared if having a lot of wrinkles when older because of this?
What do you mean: By elastic skin? Everyone has elastin in their skin, its part of what makes up your dermis or second layer of skin along with collagen. Unless you have a disorder, which you need to show to a dermatologist, I am sure you will be fine. Hope that helps, and just wear your sunscreen that's best for wrinkle prevention! ...Read more
Wrinkles: Living, expressing emotion. The skin starts out smooth and unwrinkled. We crease it from use. It is just like a piece of paper or cardboard. If you fold or bend it there'll be a crease there. You do it over and over again the underlying tissue or structure breaks and weakens. ...Read more
A good peel: Can help fine lines and wrinkles, and the effects can be long lasting. ...Read more
Thin skin: Like around the eyes. That's usually the first place a person notices wrinkles. The palms and soles have the thickest skin and rarely wrinkle except in very old age. ...Read more
How to prevent getting loads of wrinkles and just keeping young looking skin for as long as possible?
I have millia undereye skin and there are lines, I don't know if millia are causing the lines or have wrinkles formed?
Wrinkles on Eyelids: Small bumps under eyes are not all milia. Common growths under eyes are syringomyleia, pilomatrixomas or dermatofibromas. All are benign and treatsble but these growths do not cause wrinkles. Posting a clearly focused close up picture would be helpful but and seeing a dermatologist or interested facial plastic surgeon would allow you to know your treatment options for both. ...Read more
I've read that plumping anti aging creams can actually cause wrinkles as the skin expands and once the cream is stopped these would be noticed? True?
True!: These creams are just that: high priced cosmetics. Anything with sp15 protection can be technically called anti-wrinkle. But the products you are using have not been studied and can cause the dilemma you describe! ...Read more
I'm 20, I'm about to take isotretinoin and I was wondering since my skin won't be oily anymore does that mean wrinkles and fine lines will appear sooner?
No you will not wrinkle more or sooner, with less oil production. You will not lose all oil production. And- over time, you will have some return of oil production, but it won't be as prominent as it has been.
Your best option to avoid wrinkles and collagen breakdown, is to protect your skin from sun damage (daily sunscreen), and avoid smoking cigarettes. ...Read more
Sir I am fair skin person I got tanned by sun on face and after some days I have found wrinkles and leathery skin on my face, before tan it was not?
Skin protection: Strongly encourage you to use skin protection every day. Solar damage can create havoc with skin. ...Read more
Is makeup harmful to the skin? Does it cause early wrinkles & causes discoloration to the skin too? Not a daily user. Use primer always. Cleanse daily
No: Shouldn't be harmful to the skin. Shouldn't case wrinkles or discoloration of the skin. ...Read more
Hydration: Unfortunately there are no magic ingredients for removing wrinkles. However, keeping well hydrated and the skin moisturized can help with the appearance of the wrinkles. RetinA has been shown effective for smoothing fine lines by increasing turnover of the outer skin cells. Using makeup and facial creams with SPF protection can also help slow sun damage. ...Read more
Very good: Facial massage should be light, up-lifting, using tapping, stroking, and light pressure techniques. It does not produce wrinkles. Sun exposure, smoking and dehydration or poor nutrition contribute to wrinkles and ageing appearance to skin. Use creams to reduce drag on the skin during massage. ...Read more
Pick a good surgeon: Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are. If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, they should be able to review with you multiple options to accomplish your goals. ...Read more
I was using retin a (tretinoin) to treat eye wrinkles and now my skin is really really red and peeling! What can I do to fix this?
I would take a few days break from your medication. Take a shower to allow your skin to absorb moisture and gentle exfoliate the area with a washcloth. Apply a thin layer of vaseline to lock in the water tonight. This article has some more good tips:
http://acne.about. Com/od/acnetreatments/f/retinafaq. Htm ...Read more