Why Wrinkle Prevention Starts Young

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Lines and wrinkles are a natural part of aging, but we can minimize their appearance throughout our lives. Whether you’re concerned about premature aging or just want to ensure your skin looks its absolute best as you get older, the experienced providers at Dallas Dermatology Treatment and Research Center can help.

From guiding our patients on wrinkle prevention to offering cutting-edge cosmetic dermatology treatments, the board-certified dermatologists at our practice have helped countless patients age with style. Here’s what you should know about halting wrinkles in their tracks.

How Do I Prevent Wrinkles From Developing?

As early as your mid-to-late 20s, our collagen production decreases by 1% to 1.%% per year. This essential structural protein, along with elastin, is responsible for your youthful complexion. These collagen and elastin fibers can be damaged by UV rays (known as photoaging) and other external factors. 

While the way you age is determined by genetics to some degree, many things are within your control. To prevent premature signs of aging, you should:

  • Avoid tobacco products and smoking.
  • Wear SPF 30+ daily and sun-protective clothing to prevent overexposure.
  • Skip tanning beds.
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet rich in vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, and fish.
  • Drink alcohol in moderation or not at all.
  • Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water and using a hyaluronic acid moisturizer.
  • Wear sunglasses to stop squinting.
  • Reduce stress to avoid repetitive scowling or frowning. 

What Are the Best Treatments for Wrinkles?

If you already have wrinkles, following the tips above can slow the development of new lines and creases. However, there are also some highly effective cosmetic dermatology treatments to reduce their appearance too.

Neuromodulators like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin® can temporarily relax facial muscles that create dynamic wrinkles. If you weren’t as fastidious about sunscreen application in the past, a chemical peel could reduce signs of aging by sloughing away the top layer of sun-damaged skin. Microneedling can also stimulate collagen production and promote skin elasticity. 

Schedule Your Dallas Anti-Aging Consultation

Whether you’re in your 20s and want to prevent premature skin aging or in your 50s and have a few lines you’d like to minimize, our skilled board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Clay Cockerell and Dr. Russ Radusky, can help. The Dallas Dermatology Treatment and Research Center team can create a plan to help you achieve healthy, beautiful, and youthful skin. Call 972-661-2729 to book a consultation and learn more about anti-aging treatments in Dallas, Texas.