Why Wrinkles Appear and How to Get Rid of Them?
Home masks will most likely not work. Wrinkles will have to wage a real war.
Wrinkles — is this the norm?
Yes, wrinkles — common for healthy skin. These are folds and grooves that appear due to the fact that the skin loses its elasticity and strength over time.
However, even newborns have folds in the area of the joints, where the arms and legs are bent and unbent, and «dressings» — where they have too much subcutaneous fat.
Where do they appear?
Wrinkles do not appear suddenly and at once, an exception, such as systemic diseases, when a mass of cells suddenly accumulate in the skin. Therefore, it is easy to predict where wrinkles appear:
- Places where muscles are most often contracted. For example, if you frown or smile, wrinkles appear around the eyes and forehead.
- Places that are most often exposed to ultraviolet radiation. The sun, which gives us a tan, promotes the appearance of wrinkles.
- Places with thin skin. There it just loses collagen (the protein that is responsible for strength and elasticity) the fastest.
What affects the appearance of wrinkles?
First of all, this is an age that spares no one.
Secondarily wrinkles — the result of ultraviolet radiation. The sun also stains them, changing the structure of collagen. And the lighter the skin tone, the more prone it is to the appearance of sun wrinkles.
And the third main enemy of smooth skin — it's cigarettes (this is another reason to quit smoking).
When is the time to treat wrinkles?
Since wrinkles do not affect overall health, but only on aesthetics, it all depends on the condition of the wallet and a personal view of the beautiful. Of course, it is always easier to do prevention, because it is unlikely that wrinkles will become fashionable in the near future. Moles, unnatural whiteness of the skin, tan and shine were at their peak, but wrinkles were never the envy.
How to get rid of them?
All wrinkle treatment — these are cosmetic procedures. Even if we are talking about surgery, then this plastic is not for health reasons. Such manipulations do not change the patient’s condition radically but can improve well-being. And as we remember, health — it is not only physical but also mental well-being, which is affected by reflection in the mirror.
Cosmetic procedures that treat wrinkles can be grouped roughly like this:1. Paralysis of the superficial muscles of the face.
This is Botox and all that looks like it. There is such a dangerous bacterium — botulinum clostridia. Its toxin (that is, the poison it secretes) causes paralysis. And if, for example, you eat a can of canned food infected with botulism, then you can die from paralysis of the respiratory muscles. But humanity has learned to use this effect to its advantage.
Enterprising researchers have cleaned and weakened the toxin so that it can be injected into spastic and superficial muscles of the face. Due to the action of the toxin, they are paralyzed for two to three months, depending on the dose and characteristics of the body. As a result, those wrinkles that appear due to muscle movements are smoothed out. Botox Risks — it’s a headache and a flu-like illness.2. Filling the recesses.
There are many drugs that can be injected into the deep cavities of wrinkles to smooth them from the inside out. For example, the same hyaluronic acid, which is now used to fill wrinkles, and to increase lips, and to correct the shape of the face.
There is a huge list of fillers approved for use by the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration), ranging from the patient’s own fat cells (pumped out in one place, pumped into another), collagen (and the mass of drugs based on it), lactic acid, hydroxyapatite, as well as various combinations thereof. Do not forget about silicone and mineral oils, which, although they are a thing of the past because of their insecurity, are still popular.3. Collagen changes using invasive destructive procedures or medical devices.
There are procedures that should improve the quality of collagen in the skin and change its appearance. The use of lasers, chemical peels, dermabrasion removes dead cells and causes fibroblasts to produce more collagen to remove fine wrinkles. True, these same procedures can cause serious damage. — chemical burn — or leave a scar, so choose better. To do this, use ultrasound and low-frequency devices.4. Surgical removal of excess skin.
This procedure refers to plastic surgery and is performed in the operating room, under general anesthesia. The result depends on the skill of the surgeon and can be impressive.
Some procedures are simple, like applying a cream to the surface of the skin (though this doesn’t always work: studies show that most home creams for wrinkles — just a marketing ploy). Others are serious interventions that require anesthesia. What exactly will help in each case — depends on skin type, wrinkle depth and cost, of course.
What exactly to use and how the cosmetologist should decide. Much depends on what kind of medicine the clinic or salon uses, how much you are willing to pay and how willing to take the risk. Most injection methods of rejuvenation require constant repetition because the fillers are absorbed under the skin and it comes back to its original state (if it’s lucky if it’s not — we see terrible side effects and disfigured faces).
What can make wrinkles less?
There are not many ways to avoid wrinkles. For example, you can always walk with a stone face, so as not to provoke the appearance of facial wrinkles (well, at least not to frown).
On the other hand, we can reduce the harmful factors that damage our skin and cause damage. This, of course, is the sun and smoking. Therefore, you should always carry a cream with UV protection and never carry cigarettes.
Tan has become fashionable relatively recently, and there is an opinion that it is time to remove it from this fashion — after all, skin health is dearer to us. A light tan obtained naturally or on the beach, but with sunscreen, may well fill the need for vitamin D (especially if you eat a fatty fish), and only hyaluronic acid (or something like that) will fill the wrinkles.