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How to Get Rid of Wrinkles in Singapore? Advice from a Medical Doctor

Wrinkles naturally form because of reduced collagen and elastin production, thinning skin, and weakened skin support structure. They usually appear first on areas that get the most sun exposure, such as the face, neck, and hands.

A wide range of treatment to effectively get rid of wrinkles is available. This includes chemical peels, fillers, and laser treatments. But before undergoing any procedure, the first step to effectively treat these inevitable signs of skin aging is to understand how and why they form.

Read on to learn more about wrinkles and their proper treatments in certain areas of the body.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are caused by factors that you can control, but others you can’t. It’s in people’s nature to age and develop wrinkles, while other lifestyle and environmental factors also take a toll on your skin’s appearance.

Sun exposure

The sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays is one of the significant causes of skin blemishes. The sun damages the skin drastically, especially when you are not wearing sunscreen. UVA rays penetrate deep into your skin, and UVB rays cause sunburn. Sun damages result in loss of collagen and lead to wrinkles.

Lack of sleep

Good sleep allows your body to heal and repair itself. Lack of sleep alters the skin’s pH levels and lessens the skin’s ability to remain hydrated. Not getting enough rest deprives yours skin of rejuvenating itself and makes it more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.

Decrease collagen production

Collagen plays a huge role when it comes to keeping fine lines at bay. This protein gives your skin its smoothness, firmness, and structure. As you age, your collagen production decreases, which make wrinkles and fine lines appear more prominent. Physical and chemical exfoliation can help prime your fibroblast, which are the cells responsible for producing collagen. Procedures that encourage collagen production can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

Unhealthy diet

Too much sugar leads to premature aging. Glycation occurs when sugar is ingested; this process involves binding itself to different protein in the body, including collagen and elastin. Sugar weakens these proteins, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Opt for whole, natural foods that contain high antioxidants or Vitamin C. 

Bad habits

Repeated facial movements that form lines can become permanent over time. Chewing gum, drinking from a straw, squinting, blowing bubbles, sleeping on your side, and smoking can lead to wrinkles. All of these habits cause you to make facial expressions that result in muscle contraction. These movements squeeze your skin cells and lead to the formation of wrinkles.

How to Get Rid of Eye Wrinkles?

The skin area around the eyes is thin, making them delicate and prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Crows feet are naturally formed around the eyes due to many factors, including squinting, rubbing eyes aggressively, and sun damages.

Treatment:

Topical Creams

Eye creams are packed with active ingredients that moisturizes the eye area and helps improve the appearance of fine lines. There are certain ingredients you should look for in eye creams to make the most of its benefits. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that shields your skin from damage and softens rough patches. Retinol increases collagen production and prevents further breakdown of collagen. Hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin by helping pull in more water into the fine lines to smoothen your face.

Botox

Botox, or botulinum toxin, can help reduce wrinkles found around the eye area, such as crow’s feet. This treatment is effective for dynamic wrinkles formed by the movement of facial muscles. This works by blocking transmission of nerve messages to muscles, leading to weakened and paralyzed muscles. Be sure to go to a skilled and experienced doctor to avoid side effects and get optimal results.

Rejuran I (Eye) Treatment

This is an injectable treatment containing Salmon DNA that effectively treats crow’s feet and other wrinkles around the eye area. It improves hydration, reduces wrinkles and sagging skin, and reduces pigmentation. Rejuran I promotes collagen production to improve skin elasticity and volumizes the under-eye skin area.

How to Get Rid of Forehead Wrinkles?

Forehead wrinkles dramatically become noticeable as we age, but few treatments help reduce their appearance and even get rid of them completely.

Treatment:

Exfoliate your skin

A gentle chemical exfoliant that contains glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or hyaluronic acid can get rid of dead skin cells, revealing younger-looking skin underneath. Different chemical peels may vary depending on the ingredients used. Light peels contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA). Mild peels use Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) – dermatologists typically use this. Deep chemical peels use stronger ingredients and will require the assistance of a skilled and experienced doctor.

HIFU

Ultraformer 3 HIFU targets the dermis and superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) to encourage collagen production. This procedure improves the appearance of common wrinkles and fine lines such as found in the forehead. HIFU gives similar results as a surgical facelift but without the surgery. This works by delivering micro-focused waves of ultrasound energy into the skin, heating the dermal and muscle layers for firming, toning, and strengthening. This lifts and tightens the targeted areas.

How to get rid of neck wrinkles?

Neck wrinkles are a part of aging wherein soft tissues age and start to wear out as you journey through life. There is a gradual loss of collagen and elastin, combined with exterior factors, leading to the development of neck lines.

Treatments:

Neck Creams

Anti-aging topical creams are available for the neck area to help improve the appearance of lines. The delicate skin on the neck needs milder ingredients to avoid irritation. Opt for neck cream containing peptides with stong anti-aging claims.

INFINI

This treatment uses two techniques that are known to be effective when it comes to skin rejuvenation. INFINI involves radiofrequency and micro-needling. The insulated needles are what delivers RF energy deep into the skin. Collagen and elastin production is encouraged when INFINI delivers heat to the dermis. This lifts and rejuvenates the skin, improving the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin around the neck area.