Facial lines are among the earlier signs of aging that develop. You can reliably expect to see “laugh lines” appearing somewhere in your mid-twenties to early thirties and only becoming more prevalent with age. Other lines will start forming by your 30s as well simply from the continual wear on your face from all the expressions you go through daily. Fortunately, none of us have to accept the existence of facial lines as something we can do nothing about. Past a certain point, we need to accept them as signs of “character”, but we can at least helps to ensure that they remain minimal and add rather than detract from our appearance. You can achieve this by continually working to smooth the lines on your face. If they ever get particularly bad, you’ll probably look for more dramatic options to smooth your face than good skincare. You’ve got plenty of options.
As one of the more traditional options, deep peeling has been used for ages to get this kind of result. It is useful for smoothing out lines on the face and managing pigmentation issues depending on the strength of the peel that you’re willing to undergo. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of options there that will work without being too drastic on your skin. You can even find at-home peeling products that are meant for regular use that can augment your normal skincare routine if you’re wary of undergoing a professional procedure. Supervised peels are highly effective when performed properly though and can have results in as little as one treatment. The downside is that you need to pay special attention to your skin after the procedure to provide appropriate aftercare to ensure your skin’s health. Despite this, peels make for good non-surgical options that can help with a variety of facial lines.
Botox and Similar Treatments
If forehead lines are your particular concern, you’ll be served quite well by botox and similar treatments that specifically target the area. Botox treatments involve paralyzing the muscles in the forehead that bunch up and cause the lines and furrows to appear in your skin across a lifetime of expressions. The idea is that by paralyzing the muscles in that area you prevent the lines from being reinforced continually. This gives you body time to repair the skin in the area and reduce the depth of the lines. It also stops the lines from being made obvious via expression. Even one treatment is enough to dramatically shift how apparent that set of facial lines are. The downside is that it can’t really be used lower than the forehead due to the paralytic effect. Any lower and the effect will noticeably impact your ability to move your face properly and lead to a somewhat inhumanly stiff appearance.
This technique, like peels, is a skin resurfacing technique meant to help improve the skin. It is particularly good for targeting and smoothing facial lines. It uses a blade or exfoliating device to remove layers from the skin one at a time to gradually peel back the skin. This helps in a number of ways, but is particularly good at working to reduce the depth of facial lines. The process typically good at minimizing these issues and promoting new growth and repair within the skin to further reduce the appearance of lines. Notably, this does leave the skin somewhat tender after the treatment. The loss of layers of skin means your skin will need particular care to keep it healthy. Avoid extended periods outside in the sun and try to protect that affected area thoroughly until it has healed fully.
Reducing facial lines is easy providing you know what procedures you need to ask about. Your dermatologist should be able to help you pick a particular treatment to address your particular concerns. All these treatments are good for facial lines, but they are each especially good at targeting a specific area. Peels are the most universal. With this in mind, you’ll want to choose the treatment that best suits your goals. Reducing the appearance of facial lines will help you feel more confident as your defy time for just a bit longer.