Joel Schlessinger MD gives advice about topical wrinkle treatmentsAs we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes thinner. Eventually creases and lines form in the skin. Similarly, when our skin is damaged by the sun, free radicals or other harmful environmental factors, furrows and folds begin to develop in the weakened skin. These creases, folds and furrows are also known as wrinkles.

To many, wrinkles can be seen as unsightly. While there are many cosmetic and plastic surgery options to fix these wrinkles, many people may want a less evasive way to treat and prevent future wrinkles. Joel Schlessinger MD tells us what topical products can be used to treat wrinkles.

What causes wrinkles? Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains.

“Wrinkles can take the form of a crease or can simply be evidenced by accelerated sun damage,” said Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Joel Schlessinger MD says it is important to note that what works is often dependent upon the patient.

“What is important for a 25-year old is clearly not the same for a 45-year old,” he said. “The region of the country matters, too – someone in Florida, with the humidity and sun, is going to be more concerned about sun protection than someone in Minnesota, for example.”

It’s very important to note factors that have caused wrinkles in people before selecting a proper topical treatment. However, generally speaking, there are several products that have been known to make a difference in wrinkles.

Joel Schlessinger MD shares his recommended topical wrinkle treatments.

“When I see a person with wrinkles in the office, I always encourage them to try Retin A or some form of it,” said the doctor.

Retin A is a prescription cream that improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other common skin ailments like acne and dark spots. It promotes the turnover of healthy skin and the growth of collagen, leaving your complexion looking younger and smoother.

Make an appointment with Dr. Joel Schlessinger to learn more about Retin A.

“Additionally, if a patient has pigmentation issues such as brown spots, melasma (splotches) or roughness along with their wrinkles, I encourage them to try the Obagi regimen.”

The Obagi skin care line offers condition-specific skin treatments that work aggressively yet gently. With regular use of the regimen, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in skin texture and tone.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger conducted a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal that confirmed increased benefits of the Obagi regimen when used in conjunction with Botox injections. After 120 days:

  • 89 percent of participants were satisfied or extremely satisfied with overall facial appearance
  • 93 percent of participants were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the treatment regimen
  • 100 percent of participants wished to continue treatment after close of the study

For the best wrinkle treatment for your skin, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends visiting your local dermatologist for a catered skin care regimen.

What topical products do you use to treat your wrinkles? Tell us in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.

Posted Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 3:48 pm
Filed Under Category: Aging Skin Care, Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatology, Injections and Fillers, Skin Care, Skin Care Innovation, Sun Damage, Sun Protection
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