If you want to prevent wrinkles in Tampa, there are several spas that offer treatments aimed at lessening wrinkles and restoring youthful beauty.  These salons and spas offer facials, microdermabrasion and skin care products to try to reduce and prevent wrinkles but do they really work?

For women that have very fine lines or are just beginning to develop small wrinkles, some spa treatments can help to improve the appearance.  A facial cleans and exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells.  This alone will help to make the skin look fresher and smoother.  Spa treatments can help to eliminate minor blemishes and allow the healthy skin to shine through but this does not actually do anything to eliminate wrinkles that already exist.  Likewise, expensive skin creams and gels may be able to temporarily mask the wrinkles or hydrate the skin so that they are not as apparent, but will not actually turn back the clock on the aging process.

Prevent Wrinkles with Skin Care

The only way to really prevent wrinkles before they appear is to carefully protect the skin from the elements and eat a healthy diet.  As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen and elastin which will allow the lines to form – no one is immune from developing wrinkles entirely.  To prevent the creases from forming prematurely, using a good sun screen at all times and wearing a hat to limit sun exposure will be one of the best ways to safeguard the skin from damage.  Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol use as both dry out the skin – smoking in particular encourages small lipstick lines to form around the lips as a result of all the puckering.  Plus make sure to drink plenty of water and eat a good selection of fruits and vegetables to provide the best building blocks for health skin.  Following these tips religiously can be the best defense against wrinkles.

Prevent Wrinkles with Botox

Once wrinkles have formed on the skin, there are no over the counter remedies or spa treatments that will make them go away.  The treatments can only hide the skin damage for a short period of time.  However, injectable products such as Botox and Xeomin can be used to relax the facial muscles to reduce the appearance of the creases.  Botox and Xeomin are neuro-toxins that are used in very small doses to paralyze the muscles that create the lines.  These products will work for four to six months before another injection is required.  The good news is that Botox has been show to actually prevent wrinkles from forming during the time it is active in the body.

According to Dr. Dominic of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, “Botox is almost a miracle drug when used by a highly trained specialist… it noticeably reduces lines in the face and it prevents new wrinkles from occurring for several months during the treatment time.”  Of course, Dr. Dominic stresses that it is important to work with a board-certified medical professional in an accredited facility before having any procedure done, even an injection of Botox or dermal filler.  “When I hear of a bad experience with Botox, it is often because the person received the injection from an untrained practitioner in a non-medical setting.  It is easy to overdo the amount of an injection if not trained properly” says Dr. Dominic.

If you would like to learn more about preventing wrinkles and restoring a more youthful appearance, please call to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa is a fully accredited medical facility.  Please call (813) 975-3223 or contact us online for more information.


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