Looking for ways to beat wrinkles? Try these tips to reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines with Sydney Park Dental in Erskineville.
6 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles
Wrinkles are associated with age, but if you don’t take good care of your skin, it could show visible signs of ageing much earlier.
If you want to age gracefully, you can start by making changes to your lifestyle and talking to your dentist or other health professional about anti-wrinkle treatments.
1. Avoid sun exposure
UV radiation in sunlight is the most common reason for wrinkles and other skin damage in Australia. The great weather we’re blessed with unfortunately means we’re prone to crinkling at a younger age than people from less sunny countries.
To protect yourself against UV rays, you should try to avoid the sun during the early afternoon and wear protective clothing or sunscreen on exposed skin.
2. Quit smoking
If you need more reasons to quit, smokers typically have more wrinkles than non-smokers, particularly around the mouth. These don’t usually show up before you reach your 30s or 40s, so you might not know it’s happening.
Smoking also increases your risk factor for oral health problems, including tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. You should ask your dentist for an oral cancer screening as part of your regular check-up.
3. Control your expressions
Certain facial expressions can cause wrinkles over time as the skin loses elasticity with age. Trying to control these expressions can prevent wrinkles from forming quite so soon, or reduce their severity.
Squinting is the most common reason for crow’s feet to appear around the eyes, while frowning can cause deep wrinkles to appear on the forehead.
4. Anti-wrinkle creams
If wrinkles have already started to appear, anti-wrinkle creams could help to conceal them on a temporary basis.
These products can sometimes hide wrinkles for around a day before they need to be reapplied. However, they’re not effective at covering up deeper wrinkles.
5. Anti-wrinkle injections
For more long-term results, you could talk to your dentist about anti-wrinkle injections. These can be injected into certain parts of the face to weaken the muscles responsible for facial expressions. This can lessen the appearance of wrinkles and allow the skin to flatten.
Anti-wrinkle injections in Australia may only be administered by a registered health practitioner. This practitioner should inform you about the possible risks and side-effects of the treatment so you can make a fully informed decision, which can include allergic reactions, headaches, swelling and bruising around treated areas.
6. Cosmetic injections
Another non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can help cover up the appearance of wrinkles is cosmetic injections to add fullness to the skin. These can restore volume to certain areas of the face and mouth to help reverse the visible effects of ageing and smooth out wrinkles.
As with anti-wrinkle injections, this treatment must be performed by a registered health professional following a consultation. You may not be suitable for cosmetic injections if you have allergies, certain medical conditions or you’re taking certain medications. Side-effects may include bleeding, bruising and skin discolouration.
Talk to our cosmetic dentists in Erskineville
As well as dental treatments, our dentists at Sydney Park Dental can also provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments to help you reduce the appearance of wrinkles or add volume to your face or lips.
Call us on (02) 8084 7170 to find out more or arrange a consultation. You can also get in touch online.
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Better Health Channel. Smoking and oral health [Online] 2017 [Accessed July 2018] Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/smoking-and-oral-health
Better Health Channel. Cosmetic treatments – injectables [Online] 2018 [Accessed July 2018] Available from: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/cosmetic-treatments-injectables