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How do I get Rid of Deep Wrinkles?

Malcolm Tatum
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Updated Jan 28, 2024
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While there are many ways to deal with slight facial wrinkling, getting rid of deep wrinkles often requires more effort. Surgery is one option that will help to do away with face, eye, and neck wrinkles; however, many people would prefer a solution that is a little less severe. Fortunately, it is possible to try alternatives to surgery and minimize the appearance of deep wrinkles to the point they are barely noticeable.

Chemical peels are one treatment that can make a huge difference in the appearance of deep wrinkles. While there are some places around the world that sell over the counter peeling products, it is much safer to see a licensed dermatologist or other health care professional for this procedure. The peels help to remove the top layer of skin, exposing the skin underneath that is likely to be smoother. While a chemical peel is not likely to get rid of deep wrinkles completely, the procedure can minimize their appearance and augment the use of other treatments that you can do at home.

Wrinkles occur when the skin is lacking essential nutrients. One way of combating deep wrinkles is to restore those nutrients to the skin. Using moisturizers that are rich in vitamins and other essential nutrients will make a big difference. Go with moisturizers that have ingredients like Vitamins A and E, aloe vera and alpha hydroxyl. The changes will be incremental but should begin to appear in about a week.

Injections can sometime be very helpful in eliminating deep wrinkles. However, it is very important to make sure that injections of any type are only done under the direction of a licensed physician. Far too many people have experienced permanent scarring and disfigurement from using an injection process that was not conducted in a sterile environment and did not use compounds that were approved for use in this type of treatment. If performed under the proper circumstances, injections can smooth eye wrinkles as well as remove wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks. Keep in mind this type of treatment must be repeated periodically to maintain your appearance.

In some situations, plastic surgery is the only way to get rid of deep wrinkles. A qualified plastic surgeon can evaluate the current status of your skin and let you know what to reasonably expect from the procedures. Wrinkle removal from the face, neck, and forehead are common and relatively safe. However, not everyone is a candidate for plastic surgery. If you have health issues that would create a degree of risk your surgeon feels is not in your best interests, you will be denied access to the procedures.

Everyone deals with wrinkles at some point in life. Using wrinkle creams and other simple home methods will help some, but it is often necessary to move on to injections and plastic surgery at some point. Before choosing to go with these more severe solutions for deep wrinkles, try the safer methods and see how your skin responds. The enhanced look may be enough to allow you to forgo surgery or injections and be very happy with your appearance.

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Malcolm Tatum
By Malcolm Tatum
Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing to become a full-time freelance writer. He has contributed articles to a variety of print and online publications, including WiseGeek, and his work has also been featured in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and newspapers. When not writing, Malcolm enjoys collecting vinyl records, following minor league baseball, and cycling.
Discussion Comments
By andee — On Jun 12, 2011

Thinking about having injections in my face scares me for some reason. Something like a chemical peel sounds like it would be a better option. I have tried several different kinds of the deep wrinkle creams, but it doesn't seem like they do much good.

I have purchased some that are quite expensive and others that don't cost so much. Many times the main, active ingredient is the same. There is a lot of money that is made in selling anti aging products and I don't see that changing much in the future. We all want to look younger and have soft, healthy looking skin.

By myharley — On Jun 10, 2011

I don't like looking in the mirror and seeing the wrinkles developing on my face. Not wanting to do something as drastic as surgery, I was looking in to some other options.

When I went to my dermatologist for a cyst to be removed, he recommended I try a chemical peel. This seemed like a good alternative, since it was not invasive and could be done quickly without too much expense.

I did not consider my lines to be real deep facial wrinkles, but annoying enough that I wanted to do something about it. A chemical peel is something that I would do again in the future. I did notice a difference and my skin felt much softer and smoother and I felt like I had a little mini face lift.

Malcolm Tatum
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Malcolm Tatum, a former teleconferencing industry professional, followed his passion for trivia, research, and writing...
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