Wrinkles naturally occur in our skin as we age, especially if we have the bright sun in Tampa, FL beating down on our skin year round. You have probably seen magazine ads and commercials that make very promising sounding claims about anti-aging skin care products that reduce wrinkles- but do they really work? These manufacturers may call their products by catchy sounding names like ‘Botox in a jar’, but often these products don’t live up to the hype.

Can a Cream Really Reduce Wrinkles?

Women are flooded with ads for anti-aging products that promise to have age defying results. These topical creams boast that users will get the same results as wrinkle filling injections such as Botox, Restylane, and Juvederm. If you remain skeptical of these claims, you should be since topical creams rarely deliver the results you desire.  And many of these lotions carry a very high price tag for tiny jars of product. Creams that sit on top of the skin cannot mimic the results of something that is injected into the skin.  These topical potions cannot penetrate the outer skin to work on the dermal layers that really need the moisture.   Some creams may help to slow the appearance of wrinkles with their extreme moisturizing and nourishing properties, but they won’t reverse signs of aging once they appear. “Usually, people who come to me with concerns about their wrinkles have tried every cream they can find.  Injectable products deliver the best results for people who want to reduce wrinkles and look younger.” says Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Tampa.

Hope for Reducing Wrinkles

While makers of topical anti-aging creams make injections seem like a painful and expensive hassle, they only promote that notion to keep you as their life long customer. Dermal fillers work better because they are injected into the skin to plump up the facial tissue from below the surface.  Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is a naturally produced substance that your body makes to support the elastic tissue of your face. Another product that works well to remove wrinkles is Botox.  Botox is one of the most popular names in anti-aging; it works by relaxing the muscles that produce the wrinkles in the first place. These products will provide a smoother, younger appearance for up to 3-6 months depending on the formula and the placement.

If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, feel free to schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of Dr. Dominic Castellano.   Dr. Dominic is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. The medical team is highly trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary consultation or visit us online.


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