Are you noticing unwanted signs of aging? If you live in Tampa, you may be wondering how you can reduce wrinkles and look younger. This is not because Tampa is the wrinkle capitol of Florida, although we do seem to look older a little faster than our friends up North. One downside of our abundant sunshine is that the sun can dry out our skin more easily in our Southern climate. Sun damage is one of the top causes of wrinkles. But there is are solutions which help reduce wrinkles and restore skin to a more naturally beautiful appearance. Here are some options to consider.
Prevent Wrinkles rather than Reduce Wrinkles
The Sunshine State is a beautiful place to live. The bright sunshine in Tampa, however, can make it harder to avoid getting wrinkles. So it is important to take precautions even before you notice the start of crow’s feet or those pesky smile lines. Before you notice the first fine line or wrinkle, there are basic steps you can take to minimize lines and slow down the aging process like:
- Avoid the sun and wear sun screen anytime you are in the sun, be sure to cover your face and your neck in sun screen.
- Wear a hat when you are out in the sun to shade your eyes
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol because both can dry out your skin
- Use moisturizers daily, especially at night
- Eat a well balance diet full of healthy foods and protein
- Get plenty of rest
- Stay hydrated
These steps sound like common sense, right? It is amazing how many people don’t follow them until they see the toll that a lack of prevention has taken on their skin. Once the damage has begun, there are topical creams and lotions available in every cosmetic store that claim to reduce wrinkles. These creams are basically enriched moisturizers. They can temporarily improve the look of the skin but it is important to note that these creams are really a preventative. There is no over-the-counter “miracle cure” for wrinkles. Once wrinkles have found a permanent place on your face, a skilled cosmetic surgeon has options that can provide immediate results. Going to a plastic surgeon doesn’t have to mean surgery. There are non-surgical, injectable solutions as well that will dramatically reduce wrinkles, making you look and feel younger immediately.
Reduce Wrinkles with Botox
Botox is an injectable wrinkle solution that works by freezing the muscles just under the surface of the skin so that skin lays smooth. The smoothing effects of Botox last for 3 to 6 months and the procedure requires little or no downtime at all. Botox doesn’t just eliminate wrinkles. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, many patients are especially pleased to find out that Botox will also help prevent new wrinkles from forming during the treatment period. Botox is a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles when it is done in an accredited medical facility like Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dermal Fillers Reduce Wrinkles by Filling in the Lines
Dermal fillers are also an injectable way to reduce wrinkles. Very simply, dermal fillers fill in the tissue, adding volume back into the skin. The type of dermal filler used depends on the severity of the wrinkles being treated. For example, Jevederm and Belotero are considered more “subtle” says Dr. Castellano. These types of gel fillers are perfect for eliminating small lines around the lips. Thicker, longer-lasting fillers such as Radiesse provide the best results on deeper grooves. A good cosmetic surgeon can determine which product is the best one for your particular needs. Dermal fillers are an excellent solution for reducing wrinkles, and the results last for months.
Facelifts Reduce Wrinkles Permanently
Facelifts are considered by some to be an extreme measure for reducing wrinkles. This is because traditional facelifts are very invasive and require a substantial amount of downtime. Tampa residents have a very effective, less invasive alternative available to them. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery offers the Simplicity Facelift which produces the same results as the more extensive, traditional facelift procedure. The Simplicity Lift is a procedure that requires fewer incisions and much less downtime than a traditional facelift. The procedure takes only about an hour to perform and is done under local anesthesia. This makes it a perfect solution for patients who want to surgically improve the contours of their face, reduce wrinkles and permanently turn back the clock.
Each patient has unique needs. For this reason, Elite Facial Plastic Surgery offers complimentary consultations. During the consultation you will learn more about each procedure and determine which one is right for you. The Elite Facial Plastic Surgery Center is a fully accredited facility staffed with a medical team that is well trained in surgical and non-surgical methods of wrinkle reduction. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information. www.EliteTampa.com