What is Wrinkles?

Many wrinkle creams and lotions sold in department stores, in drugstores and on the Internet promise to reduce wrinkles and prevent or reverse damage caused by the sun. But these products are not likely to make a noticeable difference in your skin.

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Also known as aging skin, skin aging, liver spots
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Aging Skin

Your skin changes as you age. You might notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat, making it less plump and smooth. It might take longer to heal, too. Sunlight is a major cause of skin aging. You can protect yourself by staying out of the sun when it is strongest, using sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher, wearing protective clothing, and avoiding sunlamps and tanning beds. Cigarette smoking also contributes to wrinkles. The wrinkling increases with the amount of cigarettes and number of years a person has smoked.

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Wrinkles are a natural part of aging. As you grow older, your skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. And it becomes less able to protect itself from damage. As a result, wrinkles, lines and creases form in your skin. Although genetics are the most important determiner of skin texture, a major contributor to wrinkles is spending too much time in the sun. Smoking also can cause premature aging of your skin.

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Wrinkles Causes, Information, Procedures, and Treatments on ...

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Wrinkle (skin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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23 Ways to Reduce Wrinkles

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Wrinkles- Causes, Prevention & Treatment Options

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What Causes Wrinkles

Wrinkles are caused by many factors as we age. Find out more about the major causes of wrinkles.

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What Are Wrinkles?

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Common causes of wrinkles include:Genetic (family) influences; Normal aging changes in the skin; Smoking; Sun exposure

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Most wrinkles are associated with aging changes in skin. Aging of the skin and related structures (hair and nails) is a natural process. Nothing can be done to decrease the rate of skin aging, but many environmental factors will increase the rate.

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Home Care
To minimize skin wrinkling, stay out of the sun as much as possible. When you are outside, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. If you smoke, stop smoking.

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Medical advice
Wrinkles are not usually a concern unless they occur at an early age. Consult your health care provider if you think that your skin is becoming excessively wrinkled at an early age. A referral to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon is sometimes appropriate.

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Preparing for your appointment
Because appointments can be brief, and because there's often a lot to cover, it's a good idea to be well prepared for your appointment. Preparing a list of questions will help you make the most of your appointment. List your questions from most important to least important in case time runs out. For wrinkles, some basic questions to ask your doctor include: What is the best course of action?; What are my treatment options and the pros and cons for each?; What will the treatments cost? Does medical insurance cover these costs?; What results can I expect?; What kind of follow-up, if any, should I expect?

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Here are ways to improve and maintain your skin's youthful appearance: Protect your skin from the sun. Protect your skin and prevent future wrinkles by limiting the time you spend in the sun and always wearing protective clothing and hats. Also, use sunscreen when outdoors, even in winter. Choose products with built-in sunscreen. When selecting skin-care products, choose those with a built-in sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15. Also, be sure to select products that block both UVA and UVB rays. Use moisturizers. Dry skin turns plump skin cells into shriveled ones, creating fine lines and wrinkles long before you're due. Though moisturizers can't prevent wrinkles, they may temporarily...

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Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin as you age. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck.

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Treatments and drugs
If your wrinkles are bothering you, you have many options to help eliminate or at least reduce their appearance. Wrinkle treatments include: Topical retinoids. Derived from vitamin A, retinoids that you apply to your skin may be able to reduce fine wrinkles, splotchy pigmentation and skin roughness. Retinoids must be used with a skin-care program that includes sunscreen and protective clothing because the medication can make your skin burn more easily. It may also cause redness, dryness, itching, and a burning or tingling sensation. Tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A) and tazarotene (Avage, Tazorac) are examples of topical retinoids. Nonprescription wrinkle creams. The effectiveness of anti-wrinkle...

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What to Expect at Your Office Visit
Most wrinkles are associated with aging changes in skin. Aging of the skin and related structures (hair and nails) is a natural process. Nothing can be done to decrease the rate of skin aging, but many environmental factors will increase the rate.

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