Premature Wrinkle Treatment
- 1). Consult with an expert physician, advises the cosmetic dermatologists who run "The Patient's Guide to Wrinkles." There are many treatment options available to you, but only a consultation with a skilled physician can help you make the choice that's right for your skin type and specific problems.
- 2). Ask your physician how well certain "all-over" treatments will work for you. In-office laser skin rejuvenation using nonablative lasers can reduce fine lines and wrinkles. "Lunchtime" treatments such as a series of microbrasion sessions or a mild chemical peel may be more appropriate for you, as long as they're done by a skilled aesthetician.
- 3). Find out more about in-office treatments that target specific problem areas. The "Patient's Guide to Wrinkles" notes that injections of Botox or Dysport, which relax the muscles, or dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, may be required for deeper wrinkles--frown lines on the forehead and marionette lines around the mouth. These methods of treating premature wrinkles are temporary, and you'll eventually require retreatment.
- 4). Query your doctor about topical products that you can apply at home. "The Patient's Guide to Wrinkles" notes that while sunscreen is the best way to prevent premature wrinkles, prescription retinoid creams (such as Retin-A) may be helpful in reducing wrinkles.