Having deep-set wrinkles can make anyone look old, even if you take good care of your skin. Manufacturers of skin creams promise miracles, but the bottom line is, there isn't a skin cream on earth that can resolve deep wrinkles. Read on to find out why you shouldn't believe these claims and what to do if you have deep wrinkles you want to get rid of.
What Skin Creams Do Well
Skin creams can contain a variety of different elements that are beneficial for skin. For example, a skin cream might contain intense moisturizers, or it could contain a chemical exfoliant that helps speed up the rate at which skin cells turnover. With these ingredients, skin creams can do a lot to improve the overall texture and color of your skin and potentially cover up light wrinkles or lines.
Why They Don't Fix Deep Wrinkles
Unfortunately, skin creams just don't fix deep wrinkles. The reason for this is that moisturizers only access the top layer of the skin. If you have deep wrinkles, it typically means that collagen that used to hold the skin up and make it look plump is no longer there. This can happen due to age, or UV radiation exposure.
Regardless of the reason, when collagen thins out, the skin collapses inward where it used to be held up. Think of your deep wrinkles as valleys in the surface of your skin. If the support structure isn't there anymore, there's nowhere for the skin to go but down.
What To Do About It
If putting things on the surface of your skin doesn't help, the only solution is to put something under the surface. This is where dermal fillers come in.
Dermal fillers are designed to take up the place where collagen used to be. Depending on the variety you get, your dermal filler may be permanent or the body may gradually reabsorb it over time. Either way, you'll get instant results as soon as the dermal filler is in place.
To provide dermal filler, a dermatologist will examine your face and determine where your wrinkles are at their worst. They'll numb the surface of your skin, and then insert a syringe to gently inject the deep layers of your skin with the dermal filler. You should be able to see a change as the procedure is being performed.
Once the filler is injected, you'll be able to go back to your daily life immediately. There may be some slight tenderness in the area of the injection, but this will wear off quickly, just like any other kind of needle insertion.
If you have deep wrinkles, don't despair; improving their appearance is possible. You just shouldn't waste your time with skin creams that make bold promises. Instead, seek help from a dermatologist and get the dermal fillers that will give you immediate, lasting results.