Know All About Wrinkle Treatment

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How Do I Remove Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a sign of ageing of the skin.They commonly appear on the face, neck, back of the hands or top of the forearms as an individual ages over time. However, early wrinkles, may be caused by a number of reasons such as smoking, genetic factors, dehydration, sun damage or due to side effects generated by certain medications. Such factors reduce the blood supply to the skin thereby leading to the formation of deep furrows or surface lines. 

Wrinkles make a person look older than they are, thereby impacting their appearance, and subsequently their self-esteem. If you too, wish to get rid of unwanted wrinkles on your skin, continue reading.

 


Wrinkle Treatment can help yu get rid of wrinkles on your face and neck, along with fine lines.

What Is Wrinkle Treatment?

Wrinkle treatment refers to a broad spectrum of treatments, all of which are centered on minimizing the appearance of wrinkles or folds in the skin, which are typically formed due to ageing, sun damage, poor hydration or a smoking habit. This treatment covers a diverse category of various treatment methods, right from traditional herbal treatment to invasive surgery.

Wrinkle Treatment is also known as Wrinkle Reduction.

 


Who Are The Ideal Candidates For Wrinkle Treatment?

 

For Botox: Individual who has a lot of wrinkles on the face, who hasn’t undergone facial surgery previously, should not have weak forehead muscles, should not be pregnant and doesn’t have difficulty swallowing.

For Dermal Fillers: Physically healthy people, who have no history of a serious disease, haven’t undergone any major operations lately, do not have a chronic illness, are not allergic to common foods can undergo the surgery.

For Laser Resurfacing: Individuals aged between 30-60 years and with fine wrinkles.

For Surgiwire: Individuals who have very deep wrinkles and upon whom dermal fillers didn’t work effectively


What Are The Different Types Of Wrinkle Treatment?

Botox

The most common procedure for wrinkle treatment on the face takes place through Botulinum toxin cosmetics. Botox is commonly used to remove the wrinkles around the eyes and brows, commonly called frown lines and crow's feet. The procedure involves the insertion of injections at the affected area, which numbs the muscles, blocks contraction, and temporarily smoothes the wrinkles. 

Dermal Fillers

This kind of wrinkle treatment includes the use of dermal fillers which are filled under the area of the skin that needs smoothing. It does the work of filling wrinkles, plumping cheeks and lips. This is a temporary treatment and do not work on deep wrinkles. 

Laser Resurfacing

A third procedure includes the use of laser. Laser removes the outer layer of the skin to give a newer looking skin. The after laser treatment is, however, extensive. But the results from laser have proven to be more long lasting. 

Surgiwire and Facelift 

Newer treatments such as Surgiwire aim to remove the lines between the eyebrow. It is popular because of their permanent effects and short duration of procedure. The treatment involves the detachment of the skin with deeper structures. Facelift can also be used to remove wrinkles.


What To Do Before A Wrinkle Treatment?

  • The individual should primarily refer to the doctor and share medical history to be regarded as an ideal candidate for the treatment.

  • Allergies and infections should be checked upon before procedure as they can have medical risks on the individual undergoing treatment. 

  • Skin must not be tanned and adequate sunblock must be used since when the individual goes into the sun 1 month before procedure.


 What Is The Post-operative Care For Wrinkle Treatment?

  • Botulinum Toxin
    • No resting or suspension of work is required

    • Strenuous activities and contact sports should be avoided till the recovery time is complete

    • Massaging or rubbing of area where injection has been inserted should be avoided

  • Dermal Fillers
    • The procedure can lead to overfilling, swelling, and temporary numbness. If so, individuals should use ice to alleviate the problem.

  • For Laser
    • Candidates can expect itching and swelling.

    • More sever cases include infection, bruising, changing of skin color, acne breakout, bleeding.

    • Most of the effects get subdued as the stages of healing progress and as appropriate medication is given by the concerned doctor

    • Skin must be kept moist and adequate sunblock with minimum SPF 40 must be used to prevent pigmentary issues.

    • Skin must also be cleansed properly and regularly

    • An antibiotic cream can be used over treated areas


What Is The Diet For A Wrinkle Treatment?

Avoid any food that makes you hot or sweaty as they can result in bruising.

Avoid smoking and drinking. They prolong recovery.

Right after the treatment, intake of liquids only is recommended.

After the anesthesia wears off, intake of food is allowed.

Avoid alcohol, garlic, aspirin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E like spinach, almonds, meat and dairy as they increase blood pressure, sugar levels and excessive bleeding.

Avoid caffeine, high sugar foods, cigarettes, spicy foods 24-48 hours after treatment


What Are The Realistic Expectations From A Wrinkle Treatment?

Cosmetic procedures primarily aim to enhance the body of the patients, in order for them to look more appealing. Hence, expectations can often be unreal for an individual undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure such as hairline lowering.  

  • The most realistic expectation you can have from this procedure is the ‘after-procedure’ look. Generally, skin removal can lower hairline by 5 cm while the hairline can be lowered by more than 6 cm, with the help of an expander. Looking at after procedure photos can often be misleading and deceptive, given the one dimensional outlook of the surgery that it provides. To avoid getting carried away by pictures, talk to patients who have undergone the surgery. They might help proving an all-rounder perspective. You can even read patient testimonials for and gain knowledge of a variety of experiences. 

  • While the surgery is beneficial for those will a large forehead, you shouldn’t consider undergoing it if you are prone to scarring. The surgery leads to a long scar along the hairline and if you have a tendency to scar or if your skin cannot heal from scars easily, you should rethink the procedure. 

  • It is also realistic to expect that the surgery will have a few after effects such as swelling, bleeding and slight pain around the treated area during the recovery time. 


What Are The Pros And Cons Of Wrinkle Treatment?

  • Pros

  • Cons

  • Wrinkle treatment provides a more youthful look, even in old age. 
  • Confidence boost to lead a more productive life. 

  • Boost in self-esteem as the patients feels better about themselves.

  • When performed with botox, wrinkle treatment takes no longer than ten minutes to get through one sitting. This process takes just upto 2-10 minutes. It is a non-surgical process which smooths out visible wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet. This treatment shows immediate outcomes, and is ideal for those who do not have the time to follow up on facial treatments and skincare practices. 

  • If performed through radio frequency, it is a painless method which shows a lasting improvement in the quality of the skin of face and body. It can also be applied to effectively treat skin blemishes caused by cellulite.

  • A facelift is also used as a wrinkle treatment. It clears all wrinkles and dark circles on the face. The process boosts natural production of collagen. 

  • Allergic reactions: Triggered by the products used. A person might end up looking much worse than before. For example, the use of collagen is one of the more common ones that can give a user a bad reaction. 

  • You should check with your dermatologist before opting for wrinkle treatment through dermal fillers like Botox. Facial inoculations such as these provisionally paralyze facial muscles. They iron out existing wrinkles on the face. This treatment needs to be taken every 3-6 months. 

  • Dependence on Cosmetic surgery: If dependent on the treatment, a person might not be consistent in following the instructions received, and they end up hurting their normal body and skin (subjecting it to unnecessary procedure).

  • Unsuitable constituents: Anti-aging treatments have the potential to expose the skin to harsh treatments. The products used may have a reverse effect and hurt the skin and other parts of the body, rather than improve it. Therefore, before opting to have treatment you should do your due diligence and consult various specialists in order to reduce the chances of being exposed to any severe side effects. 

A qualified specialist will be able to guide you on the safest way to achieve the results you are looking for.
 


Who Should Avoid Undergoing A Wrinkle Treatment?

While the procedure is simple, it is not fit for some individuals. 

  • Individuals who do not have a strong immune system and might get exposed to infection, or bleed easily are not ideal candidates for this procedure. 

  • Individuals with a tight forehead skin are not appropriate for the surgery. This is because the procedure involves the removal of a certain portion of the skin. If it is not flexible, the skin might not be able to get stitched back. 

  • Individuals with low skin elasticity. Stretching the skin requires considerable skin laxity. Lack of collagen in the skin can mean considerable complications while performing the procedure. 

  • Men should generally avoid hairline lowering as it can decrease the volume and thickness of hair. However, men with a thick hairline and no history of hair loss can consider the treatment.


 What Are The Alternatives To A Wrinkle Treatment?

A wrinkle treatment includes several cosmetic procedures such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, face lifts and botox injections as a remedy to wrinkled and creased skin. 

Chemical Peels, Skin Tightening 

In case you don’t want to opt for such cosmetic surgeries, there exist other less invasive and home based remedies which include the use of acids, ointments and other natural therapies.

Retinoids

Of these alternate solutions, Retinoids have been proven to be the most effective in reducing signs of ageing such as roughness, pigmentation and wrinkling. However, these may lead to excessive redness and peeling off of the skin.

Alpha-hydroxy Acids

Use of alpha-hydroxy acids, also known as fruit acids, such as glycolic and lactic acids are safe options which keep the skin young and fresh. However, they provide relatively subtle results.

Deeper Peels

Deeper peels, which use ingredients like salicylic acid and trichloroacetic acid have a greater impact on wrinkles, but may also involve substantial side effect such as scarring and change of skin colour.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants including Vitamin A, C and E as well as beta-carotene also are known to provide protection against sun exposure, thereby mildly improving wrinkles. 

Use of Moisturizers

Similarly, the use of moisturizers and glycolic acid peels also help in smoothening out the skin to a small extent, but do not provide drastic improvements. 

Hence, for permanent and quick results, cosmetic treatments are the most viable option. 


What Are the Temporary Side-effects Of Wrinkle Treatment?

The most concerning complication of hairline lowering is the formation of scar after the skin is stitched back. The ideal way to tackle it is to take the utmost care of it. Right after the procedure, do not do anything that will lead to stretching of the scar or opening of stitches, such as exercising, running, etc. for at least a week. 

In addition, other temporary risks of the procedure include:
 
Numbing of Forehead 

Numbing of the forehead normally happens after the surgery. It is commonl, and the best way to deal with it is to simply wait for a 3-5 days for the sensation of feeling to return.

Swelling of the Treated Area

This is a usual side effect of the surgery. You can simply apply ice pack on the swollen area in order to control and reduce the swelling. 

Bleeding around the Surged Area

If the surged area isn't handled with care, it can easily begin to bleed. Do not take inflamatory medicines or drink alcohol, before or after the surgery. These substances slow down the recovery process and cause excessive bleeding. In case bleeding occurs, call your doctor and take the prescribed medication. Remember to take utmost care and do not engage in strenuous activities. 

Prolonged Healing 

Sometimes, the recovery process may take more than the general time of 3 weeks. If you did not stop taking dietary supplements and medications before the procedure, the healing might be delayed. Massaging slightly and eating the appropriate diet (green vegetables, protein etc) can help you quicken the healing. 


 How To Choose A Surgeon For A Wrinkle Treatment?

Your choice of surgeon is directly related to the hospital the surgeon is associated with. A credible and renowned hospital will not hire doctors without adequate qualifications. In addition, you can also look into the educational background of the doctor. Many doctors working in good hospitals in medical tourism destinations have received their education and training from institutions in the west. Such a doctor will treat you with standards matching the western ones. 

In addition, you should ask the doctor certain questions to gain confidence in his/her method of treatment relating to the medical know-how, the procedure he/she specialises in, and his prior experience in performing the procedure.      

While performing the surgery, a surgeon has to evaluate the extent of skin on his forehead that can be removed without causing a lot of stretching. This depends on the flexibility of your forehead skin. Then, the surgeon cuts a strip of the skin along the hairline, not more than 4-5 cm thick, removes it and then stitches it back. The stitching back part is crucial and central to the procedure. A well made choice about the surgeon is imperative for the stitch to made without complications. A qualified surgeon will know how to hide the scars through the hair grafting method. 

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