A healthy lifestyle reduces the aging process.

How to Prevent Wrinkles as We Age

People age differently. A large part of the way we age has to do with our genetics, but there are some aspects of the aging process that we can control. The climate and relative humidity we live in every day play a part in the moisture content of our skin, and our diet also plays a role. There are several other lifestyle factors you can modify to help prevent wrinkles, but if you're alarmed by the number of wrinkles you see developing, professional wrinkle treatment is available.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Aging is the number one cause of wrinkles. Wrinkles only become apparent in older people. As the skin ages, it naturally loses a lot of the collagen and elastin that helps keeps skin smooth and supple. Your skin also loses a lot of the fat in the deeper layers, which causes loose skin and noticeable lines and crevices. Using collagen supplements and moisturizers can help restore your skin to some degree, and modifying your lifestyle to avoid many other factors also helps slow down the aging process and prevent wrinkles.

How do I Avoid Wrinkles

The modifications to your lifestyle that will help you avoid wrinkles include:

  • Reducing your exposure to UV light. Ultraviolet radiation is the main cause of wrinkles outside of aging. UV light breaks down the connective tissue of collagen and elastin fibers in your skin, which serve as a supportive framework for your skin tissue. As you lose this framework, your skin begins to sag and fold in on itself, causing wrinkles.
  • Quitting smoking. The chemicals in tobacco smoke adversely affect the production of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. The smoke causes stress in skin fibroblasts and increases the production of an enzyme that slowly destroys collagen in the skin.
  • Maintaining a healthy skin care regimen can slow wrinkling. Cleaning your skin thoroughly twice a day helps keep your pores clean, allows your skin to breathe and helps the oil in your skin keep the skin moist. Using a moisturizer boosts your skin's moisture content. Moisturizing helps trap water in your skin, which helps mask wrinkles, lines, and creases, especially around the corners of your eyes and mouth. It may take a few weeks before you notice the benefits of regular moisturizing, but after a while, it will become evident that your skin is looking younger and healthier.
  • Reducing stress levels helps prevent wrinkles. There’s a reason some facial lines are called “worry lines.” Stress ages a person. Trying to reduce your stress as much as possible can be beneficial to your skin in helping to smooth out the lines and creases that form when you’re tense or frowning.
  • Eating Healthy helps limit and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. There is evidence that certain vitamins in a healthy diet help protect your skin and slow the aging process. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is another way to stay hydrated. Staying hydrated in a hot climate is vital, not only for your overall health but also to help reduce the signs of aging.

Get Professional Wrinkle Treatments

As mentioned earlier, some people age more slowly or quickly than others because of their genetics. If you've modified your lifestyle to live as healthy as you can but are still concerned about wrinkles, Nirunda Clinic in Bangkok has several anti-aging treatments that may help you.

We offer wrinkle-free injection treatments that include Botox® injections for wrinkle treatments. These can be combined with other muscle relaxers and dermal fillers to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and remove the creases and worry lines from your face and neck. Our injections can target:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Down turning of the mouth
  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Lip lines
  • Neck bands

On the upper portion of the face, Botox® is used at the corners of the eyes (crow's feet), between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. On the lower half of the face, Botox® is used for lip lines, frown lines, down turning of the mouth and neck bands.

Eventually, your body will absorb and metabolize a Botox® treatment. The results from a wrinkle treatment at Nirunda Clinic will last between four to six months. Patients can elect to repeat the treatment every six months. The treatments don't require any recovery time, so you can have a treatment and return to your daily activities with no downtime.

Dermal fillers are also effective at smoothing out wrinkles, but they work differently than muscle relaxers, such as Botox®. Muscle relaxers are used primarily to reduce the visibility of dynamic wrinkles. These are the wrinkles around the eyes and mouth that become more visible as we age.

Dermal fillers are used to restore the natural fullness and volume of the face. They increase tissue volume, which can also smooth out wrinkles.

At Nirunda Clinic, we also offer skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, and stretch mark treatments that each address skin problems that can make you look older than your years. Living a healthy lifestyle combined with effective skin treatments at Nirunda Clinic can keep you looking young and vital for years to come.

Visit Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic

To learn more about our range of anti-aging skin and wrinkle treatments, as well as all the other treatments that Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic offers, please make an appointment with our doctors for an examination and consultation.