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What Are Different Ways to Remove Wrinkles?

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There are many skin care products that aim to reduce wrinkles.
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There are a number of ways to remove wrinkles or diminish their appearance. The methods range vastly in terms of their complexity and cost. Choosing a method requires an understanding of one's personal needs and cosmetic goals as well as an assessment of one's skin type. By understanding the specific needs of the skin, it will be easier to choose the right method for removing wrinkles.

One of the most complex ways to remove wrinkles, for example, is to undergo cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is becoming more and more common. It is still costly and can be dangerous for anyone with health problems. Undergoing surgery for a face lift, for example, requires prep time, a through consultation with a plastic surgeon, and a period of recovery time. The same is true for cosmetic procedures that are used to remove wrinkles from other parts of the body. Furthermore, most health insurance companies do not cover the cost of cosmetic surgery.

There are also injections and laser treatments that can be used to reduce or remove wrinkles. Both of these types of treatments must be performed by trained medical professionals and, like cosmetic surgery, can be expensive. They are generally slightly less expensive than surgical procedures like face lifts and brow lifts but much more expensive than less invasive procedures like the use of topical treatments or changes to the diet.

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A much less invasive method for removing or diminishing the appearance of wrinkles is to use special skin creams. There are many skin care products on the market that are intended to diminish wrinkles. While these lotions, creams, and serums cannot completely smooth out existing wrinkles, they can help to hydrate and plump the skin. In so doing, wrinkles become less visible. The trick is finding a product that works well, which can take a great deal of time and research.

Many people believe that wrinkles and signs of aging in the skin can be counteracted with a healthy diet. Such a diet includes antioxidant-rich foods. Another important element in a wrinkle-combating diet is hydration. Drinking plenty of water can help to rehydrate the skin and, therefore, diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Caffeine and alcohol, on the other hand, can lead to dry skin and deepening in the wrinkles. In order to combat wrinkles, they should be consumed sparingly or avoided completely. While dietary changes may not remove wrinkles, they can help to combat the appearance of new wrinkles.

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Azuza
Post 10

I'm really torn on the idea of using expensive wrinkle remover cream. I feel like a lot of those companies really hype up their products, and in the end there's no real proof that they actually work.

On the other hand, my grandmother has been putting avocado oil on her face every night before she goes to bed since she was young and her skin looks great. Avocado oil isn't that expensive (especially compared to wrinkle cream) so I think I'm going to start doing this fairly soon.

KaBoom
Post 9

@Monika - I'm a little bit scared of plastic surgery for wrinkle removal too. But I try to keep in mind that most celebrities get work done on their faces. They don't all look like alien creatures, so I'm sure it is possible to get a decent facelift.

But for those who don't want to get surgery, I recently heard about another option: an acupuncture facelift. Basically the acupuncturist stimulates certain points on the face over a series of session and it results in wrinkle removal. My mom is considering getting this done, and if it works I'll do the same when I get older!

Monika
Post 8

@kylee07drg - I'm pretty much against the idea of getting plastic surgery (especially on my face) but I would definitely consider something like the procedure you described. I don't think there could be any negative side effects from using my own plasma to remove facial wrinkles.

On the other hand, most types of plastic surgery come with a high risk. You could have complications or get an infection....or end up looking like an alien!

I've seen so many examples of Hollywood actresses that look terrible after getting work done I couldn't even name them all. And if people with that much disposable income don't look good after plastic surgery, I don't think there's any hope for the rest of us.

OeKc05
Post 7

@seag47 – That is so true. When I had to start taking a diuretic, I discovered exactly what ample hydration can do for your appearance.

The diuretic made me urinate a huge amount every thirty minutes, and I stayed thirsty constantly. I was downing water half a bottle at a time, and I felt like I was drowning!

On the morning of the second day on this medicine, I was astonished at how the wrinkles under my eyes had plumped up. Usually, that area looks extremely dry and old, but it appeared full and well moisturized. This unexpected benefit made me happy!

seag47
Post 6

@orangey03 – I understand your predicament. I also am in a stressful situation at home, so I rely on anti-aging creams to erase my wrinkles and keep new ones from forming.

I found this cream that spreads across my skin like a mousse. I put it all over my face and under my eyes at night, and when I wake up in the morning, I appear younger and fresher.

My skin glows right after I put it on, and it seems to smooth the wrinkles out. I wear it instead of makeup for casual occasions, and sometimes, I wear it under my makeup to make the application of the foundation smoother.

My mother-in-law recommended the cream. She is nearly fifty, but she looks like she is in her thirties. She said that the secret to young looking skin is to stay hydrated, and this cream accomplishes that for us.

orangey03
Post 5

I am living proof that stress causes wrinkles. True, it takes years for this to happen, but it really does occur.

I got my first few wrinkles a year after working at a stressful job. I was constantly struggling to meet deadlines, and the pressure was immense.

However, that was nothing compared to the wrinkles that formed during my first two years of marriage. Adjusting to life with someone else whose ways were so different from mine brought on changes in my appearance. I have been married exactly two years now, and I look like a totally different person.

If there were a way to eliminate stress from my life, then I think I could prevent new wrinkles from forming. I hesitate to get any expensive treatments, because I know that I will always be subject to stress, so the wrinkles will return.

kylee07drg
Post 4

I have heard about a relatively new procedure that uses platelet-rich plasma to eradicate wrinkles. The doctor uses the patient's own blood as a filler to plump up her wrinkles.

I even saw the procedure done on live television. It generated results right away. The woman undergoing the injections had quite a few wrinkles, which disappeared as soon as they received the blood.

In my opinion, if you are going to have a cosmetic procedure done to get rid of your wrinkles, then this would be the best one. It is all natural, because it utilizes your own blood. You don't have to worry about chemicals and side effects, because this blood was in your body already.

serenesurface
Post 3

@turkay1-- Maybe you're right but remember, those injections don't last very long either. Most of them last between 3-6 months, which is not really the best value for the money. Plus, there can be negative consequences to these treatments such as allergic reactions, swelling, loss of feeling and slight deformations of the face.

I personally prefer to remove and fight wrinkles naturally. The reason we get wrinkles is because our body doesn't produce as much collagen as we get older. But collagen is available in natural form in foods like beef bone stock. It can also be taken in supplement form.

Aside from this, eating healthy, exercising, drinking enough water, not smoking and keeping skin hydrated helps a great deal. So it is possible to keep wrinkles away naturally. It's not necessary to spend huge amounts of money for it or to undergo surgeries and injections.

candyquilt
Post 2

I've been using anti-wrinkle face creams for years and a few of them have helped a little bit with fine lines, but overall, they haven't removed my skin wrinkles at all. Sometimes I wonder why I'm wasting so much money on these creams. If I saved all the money I spent on them, I could have probably had several botox or collagen injections.

I'm not a fan of cosmetic surgery but when it comes to wrinkles and anti-aging, I think it's the only technique which works. My friend had collagen injections last year and she literally looks 20 years younger without her wrinkles. I know it's not very cheap, but neither are high end anti-wrinke creams which basically do nothing.

bear78
Post 1

There was a woman on TV recently and she was talking about something called "face yoga." She said that doing face yoga regularly helps remove face wrinkles and prevents new ones from appearing. She herself looked very young for her age and she even had pictures of her customers who did face yoga with her. There were some serious improvements in their skin and wrinkles!

She basically massaged the face in various ways, generally in an upward motion. She also used spoons and applied them around the eyes and everywhere else where wrinkles appear. She said that the spoons transfer heat more evenly and help relax and remove the wrinkles.

I'm not sure if it really works but there is nothing to lose. I'm sure it would have some benefits because even cosmetologists say to apply anti-wrinkle creams in upward and circular motions these days.

Has anyone tried face-yoga before? Does it really help remove wrinkles?

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