How do I Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles?

Harriette Halepis
Harriette Halepis
Wearing sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles around the eyes.
Wearing sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles around the eyes.

Finding the best way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles can be an extremely frustrating task. With so many different lotions, creams, cleansers, and other products on the market, it's hard to tell the effective items from those that are little more than pretty packaging. Each effective line and wrinkle treatment will only work on specific kinds of lines and wrinkles. Therefore, the best way to determine what treatment will work for you is to think about the kind of wrinkles and lines that you are dealing with.

Some wrinkles can be prevented with sunblock.
Some wrinkles can be prevented with sunblock.

Superficial wrinkles and lines can be eliminated with the help of non-invasive lasers. Also, topical creams that are prescribed by dermatologists will help to eliminate surface skin damage. While topical creams may take up to two months to work, most laser patients see results within six sessions. The one drawback to laser treatment is the cost of the actual procedure, which can be rather expensive.

Regularly applying sunblock will help keep skin looking younger longer.
Regularly applying sunblock will help keep skin looking younger longer.

Deep-set fine lines and wrinkles must be attended to by a licensed plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, this type of skin damage cannot be reversed by committing to a dermatologist-prescribed skin regimen. Face lifts, mini face lifts, and filler injections are the best way to reverse deep lines and wrinkles. While these procedures are invasive, they will produce the best results for people who are battling deep fine lines and wrinkles.

Staying out of the sun will help.
Staying out of the sun will help.

Aside from surgical procedures, the best way to eliminate any kind of skin crease is to stay away from the sun. While wearing a protective sunscreen every day, even during the winter months, is important, this is not enough. Take the time to put a sun hat on while sitting on a beach or out in the open air. Wear good quality sunglasses that will protect the delicate skin around your eyes, and be sure to keep yourself hydrated while you are in direct sunlight.

An esthetician performs a variety of skincare procedures.
An esthetician performs a variety of skincare procedures.

If you are already battling fine lines and wrinkles, staying out of the sun will only prevent further skin creases from developing. In this case, using a quality moisturizer will help. Moisturizers have the ability to plump facial skin, which reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Using a moisturizer every day is a great way to avoid further skin folds -- don't forget to choose a moisturizer with sunblock!

Wearing a sun hat while outside for long periods of time can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
Wearing a sun hat while outside for long periods of time can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition to all of the things listed above, visiting with a licensed skin esthetician can also work wonders. These professionals can provide you with a number of skin treatments that will help reduce any fine lines and wrinkles you may have. When you combine sun sense, a skin routine, and the help of a skin expert, you will likely be able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Discussion Comments

Heavanet

@raynbow- While I think it is best to wait until you are in your 50s or 60s to have a facelift, it isn't a bad idea to begin the fight against wrinkles at a younger age. Having Botox done in your 30s and 40s can prevent lines and wrinkles from developing in the future. Fillers can also stimulate collagen, which will help prevent future wrinkling of the facial skin.

Raynbow

Your best best for reducing wrinkles is to eat a healthy diet and use a good wrinkle cream. If you are thinking about procedures like a face lift or injectibles, it is best to wait until you are older.

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    • Wearing sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles around the eyes.
      By: Pavlo Vakhrushev
      Wearing sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles around the eyes.
    • Some wrinkles can be prevented with sunblock.
      By: seen
      Some wrinkles can be prevented with sunblock.
    • Regularly applying sunblock will help keep skin looking younger longer.
      By: Maridav
      Regularly applying sunblock will help keep skin looking younger longer.
    • Staying out of the sun will help.
      By: Vera Kuttelvaserova
      Staying out of the sun will help.
    • An esthetician performs a variety of skincare procedures.
      By: japolia
      An esthetician performs a variety of skincare procedures.
    • Wearing a sun hat while outside for long periods of time can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
      By: Christian Schwier
      Wearing a sun hat while outside for long periods of time can help prevent fine lines and wrinkles.