- Avoid the sun. Sun Exposure can cause premature wrinkling and uneven skin pigmentation. Over time, too much sun exposure will cause your skin’s texture to change. The skin can become tough and leathery, and you may notice more wrinkles. In addition, the sun can cause sun spots and discolorations in the skin’s tone that may be brown, red, yellow, or gray.
- Wear sunscreen. If you must go out in the sun, wear sunscreen! It will protect you from skin cancer, and help prevent wrinkles at the same time. We here at Contour Dermatology love the Environmental Defense Sunscreen by Skin Medica. This sunscreen is SPF 50+ with antioxidant/free radical defense in an elegant oil-free and fragrance free formula.
- Get adequate sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep, the body produces excess cortisol, a hormone that breaks down skin cells. Get enough rest and you’ll produce more HGH (human growth hormone), which helps skin remain thick, more “elastic”, and less likely to wrinkle.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. The key are their antioxidant compounds. These compounds fight damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules that can damage cells), which in turn helps skin look younger and more radiant, and protects against some effects of photo aging.
- Use moisturizer. Many people do not realize the importance of moisturizing your skin daily. Your skin, especially your face, goes through a lot of abuse throughout the day. Plus, as we start to age, our skin tends to become drier. There are so many factors that will take the moisture out of your skin. Pollution, poor diets, cold weather, and stressful lifestyles can all dehydrate the skin, that is why we need to give our skin some added help. While these elements are draining moisture away, the only method to hydrate and provide a bit of nourishment back in is by applying a moisturizer every day. Moisturizing your face should be an essential part of your daily routine.
- Retinoids (including Retin A). The only FDA-approved topical treatment for wrinkles is tretinoin, known commercially as Retin A. Dermatologist recommend this prescription cream as it reduces fine lines, large wrinkles, and repairs sun damage. Renova Tretinoin Cream is highly recommended as it has an elegant emollient base formulation. This amazing product goes on light, it is non-greasy, and is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Topical vitamin C. Studies have shown it can increase collagen production, protect against damage from UVA and UVB rays, correct pigmentation problems, and improve inflammatory skin conditions.
- Growth factors. Part of the body’s natural wound-healing response, these compounds, when applied topically, may reduce sun damage and decrease lines and wrinkles, while rejuvenating collagen production.
- Botox. An injection of this purified version of the Botulinum toxin A relaxes the muscle just underneath the wrinkle, allowing the skin on top to lie smooth and crease-free.
- Chemical peels. In this treatment, one of a variety of different chemicals causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off the top layer of skin, creating damage that causes the body to respond by making more collagen. You end up with younger-looking, smoother skin.
At Contour Dermatology, we offer many products, such as Skin Medica and Obaji , as well procedures to help with skin care and prevent aging of the skin. Visit or call us to schedule a consultation to ensure that you get the best advice and treatment for your skin.
|Obagi Hydrate Luxe is specifically engineered for overnight, extra-strength moisturization. Obagi Hydrate is an ultra-mousturizing luxurious face cream formulated to deliver deep hydration and promote skin radiance.||This fragrance-free, water-resistant sunscreen provides critical UVA (think anti-aging) protection with its in-part zinc oxide sunscreen. The base formula has a silky lotion texture that’s best for normal to oily skin.||RENOVA (tretinoin cream) 0.02% is the first prescription approved by the FDA and proven to reduce fine facial wrinkles.|