Are Wrinkles Inevitable or Can You Prevent Them?

While you can’t turn back the clock on your chronological age, you can effectively slow down and reduce the signs of intrinsic and extrinsic aging. So, what does that mean?

IMAGE Antioxidant CocktailThere are a few factors that cause skin to look wrinkled. Keep in mind that after about the age of 20, you start to produce around 1% less collagen in the skin each year. It’s just a fact: Gradually wrinkles will form as a result of aging. The natural aging process of internal influences is called intrinsic aging.

The process of glycation is the main cause of systemic (intrinsic) aging. Glycation happens when sugar molecules bind to collagen proteins, causing the proteins to cross link and create AGEs (Advanced Glycation End products), which reduces collagen and elastin production. The appearance of glycation is characterized by crisscrossed wrinkles that you see on cheeks, near the eyes, and on the neck.

Sun’s Damaging Rays

Meanwhile, we are aging extrinsically as well. Exposure to radiation in the sun’s rays is atop cause of extrinsic aging. UVA and UVB rays are responsible for skin damage. UVA rays are relatively low energy among UV rays but are contributors to skin aging, such as wrinkles. UVB rays have more energy than UVA rays and are associated with conditions such as skin cancer. Smoking and exposure to pollution are other extrinsic aging factors. Extrinsic aging appears in all sorts of forms including a noticeable loss of collagen, elastin, the appearance of uneven tone, roughness, brown patches, and deep wrinkles.

The best way to minimize the look of wrinkles is to protect your skin—before noticeable changes start to take place. Ideally, wear sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF to protect against UVA and UVB rays every single day of the year. How often do you wear an appropriate sunblock?

Microneedling May Be Suitable for You

Microneedling is another method that may help reduce the appearance of signs of aging, such as wrinkles. The minimally invasive procedure involves a handheld tool with tiny needles. This tool creates tiny punctures in the top layers of your skin, which stimulate your skin’s natural response to heal, in turn boosting collagen and elastin production. The result is skin that appears plumper, smoother, and softer. Microneedling can also help reduce the appearance of age spots. But to get the most out of microneedling results, you need to use products that are designed to help heal and protect the skin as well.

A high-quality microneedling serum that helps smooth and plump skin with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, plus potent antioxidants will also promote younger-looking skin. You can get these types of products from your dermatologist, which are used in a clinical setting. You can also buy topical products online from a reputable company like Dp Derm, used in pre and post care to achieve optimal treatment outcomes at home. Perhaps you can’t technically fully prevent wrinkles, but you can take measures to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and the visual effects of aging.

About Dp Derm

Dp Derm is the U.S. distributor of one of the world’s most trusted brands, Dp Dermaceuticals. Dp Dermaceuticals is an innovative line of skincare that is designed especially for microneedling procedures. Microneedling post care is just as important as the procedure itself, which is why Dp Dermaceuticals is dedicated to bringing practitioners and their patients the best skin needling products on the market. Achieve the most optimal outcomes with your microneedling procedures with topical formulas made with potent antioxidants, vitamins, and other skin-beneficial ingredients.

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