Wrinkles are the lines that develop on your skin as you get older. Whether it’s frown lines or crow’s feet, getting wrinkles is normal and a natural part of aging. Wrinkles aren’t harmful and many people accept them as part of growing older. However, not everyone feels that way and many people explore treatment to help their skin look more youthful.
There are lots of different treatments for wrinkles. Examples include skin creams, chemical peels, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, laser resurfacing, derma filler injections and botulinum toxin.
Prevention of wrinkles
Wrinkles are part of the natural ageing process. You can’t really avoid them, but there are things you can do to try and minimize them.
Protect your skin from the sun
Wrinkles usually appear on your face, neck or the back of your hands. These areas are the most exposed to the sun and the UV radiation in sunlight damages the DNA in your skin cells. This causes your skin to age and become less elastic.
You can protect your skin from sun damage by:
- Not spending too much time in the sun – stay out of the sun if you can between 11am and 3pm and seek shade when possible
- Not using tanning beds or sun lamps
- Putting on a high factor sunscreen (SPF 30), especially on your face and hands
- Wearing a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face
- Wearing sunglasses to help prevent crow’s feet
This injection helps to relax the muscles in your face to smooth out lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines. This lasts for around 3-4 months.
When to avoid Botox?
- If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding
- If you are taking certain medicines
- If you have skin infection
Risks of Botox
Some of the risks include;
- Swelling, redness and bruising of the place where the needles went in the skin
- A frozen look
- Temporary weakness and droopiness in your face
- Headache and flu-like symptoms for the first 24 hours
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