Facing the Fact of Facial Wrinkles

8th September 2023
black haired woman touches her cheeks

Let’s face it – as we age, our skin loses elasticity and firmness, leading to the formation of wrinkles. While wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, they can be unsightly and make us look older. This is especially true when wrinkles form on our faces. What can you do to prevent facial wrinkles and maintain a more youthful appearance?

Stay Hydrated

One of the easiest ways to keep wrinkles at bay is by staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps to keep your skin moisturized and supple. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water each day and avoid sugary drinks, which can dehydrate your skin and make wrinkles more pronounced.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Exposure to UV rays is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. To protect your skin from the sun, wear broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day, even on cloudy days. Additionally, avoid direct sunlight during peak hours (10 am to 4 pm) and wear a hat or seek shade when possible.

Quit Smoking

Smoking is not only bad for your overall health, but it can also accelerate the aging process and make wrinkles more pronounced. If you smoke, quitting can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve your overall skin health.

Get Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for maintaining healthy skin. While you sleep, your body produces collagen, which helps to keep your skin firm and elastic. Aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night, and avoid sleeping on your stomach, which can cause sleep lines and wrinkles.

Eat a Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help to keep your skin looking its best. Focus on foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, as these can help to prevent skin damage and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Additionally, avoid processed foods and sugar, which can contribute to inflammation and accelerate the aging process.

Consider Cosmetic Enhancements

Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones and his team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P. C. offer several innovative cosmetic enhancements to erase signs of aging on your face.

  • ThermiSmooth® treatments leave your face looking and feeling youthful and smooth. Forehead wrinkles are diminished and bags under the eyes are removed. Your cheeks look fuller and better defined. The area around your mouth will no longer have the fine wrinkles that make your lips look old.
  • Botox® injections under the skin surrounding the eyes and the forehead blocks nerve impulses that trigger muscle movement to smooth crow’s feet, frown and worry lines.
  • Injectable fillers erase wrinkles and lines by filling them in with safe material for a smoother, younger facial appearance.

Preventing and eliminating facial wrinkles require a combination of healthy lifestyle habits and cosmetic treatments. Contact the team at Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P. C. to learn more about winning the battle against facial wrinkles and how we can help.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.