Choosing the Right Cosmetic Procedures

3 Ways To Reduce Fine Lines On The Face

At some point you may begin to notice fine lines on areas of your face. Many people wish to make these lines less noticeable, which can give the skin a more youthful appearance and make it easier for makeup to apply smoothly. Fortunately, there are several ways to minimize the appearance of fine lines.

Utilize Good Skin Care Products

Although your skin care products will not smooth fine lines, they can make them less noticeable. When you are choosing skin care products, look for ones with alpha-hydroxy acid and antioxidants. Ideally these products should be included in your moisturizer. Both alpha-hydroxy acid and antioxidant-rich products may have restorative benefits for damaged skin and possibly minimize future damage. When your skin is well moisturized, fine lines are less obvious on your face. You should moisturize both day and night. At night, you may choose to use specialty products, such as eye creams, since they will sit on the face for several hours and can absorb into the skin.

Consider Ultrasound Therapy

A newer technique used to minimize fine lines is the use of ultrasound to make the skin firmer. Typically, when the skin is tightened around certain areas, lines diminish. For example, if you notice lines around your eyes, tightening the skin around your cheekbones and/or brow area can smooth these lines. Since the procedure does not require surgery, there is no recovery time. The ultrasound machine is applied to the targeted area and encourages the formation of new collagen. You will not notice results immediately, but there will be slow improvements over several months. Maintenance treatments will be required to keep your skin firm as new areas of lines or sagging appear. Since the results take longer, the results can appear more natural than invasive procedures.

Try Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a quick way to minimize fine lines because the filler material is injected directly into the targeted area. There are different types of fillers and each can only be used on an approved area. Dermal fillers are a good choice when you want fast results, because you can immediately see the lines disappear. After the procedure, it is possible to experience some irritation and/or swelling, which should disappear within a week or two. Depending on the specific type of filler, it may be absorbed by the body over time, which means the results are limited to a few months. You will need to return to your doctor to have new filler injected so your results are maintained.

Combining high-quality skin care products with cosmetic procedures is one way to minimize the appearance of fine lines on your face. Fortunately, there are many options to help your skin maintain a youthful appearance.