Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by our body’s decreasing ability to produce elastin and collagen as we grow old. This results in saggy skin that can become dull due to the sun damage and the effects of pollution on the skin.

It’s heartbreaking to wake up one morning and find fine lines around the corners of your mouth. It makes us look for the fountain of youth at the skincare aisle in the supermarket.

With such a wide variety of anti-aging creams that claim to make you wrinkle-free, one can’t help but get sold on the dream of having flawless and smooth skin—that’s just how capitalism works!

All that aside, we can’t help but wonder whether these wrinkle creams actually work; and if they don’t, how does one look young despite the inevitable obstacles that come with old age? So let’s take a look at how effective anti-aging creams are in giving you flawless, wrinkle-free skin.

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The truth

Research shows that over-the-counter creams and other anti-aging serums for wrinkles do little or nothing to reverse wrinkles.

sun kissed faceThis is one of the primary reasons why the Food and Drug Administration has come down hard on companies that sell wrinkle creams which claim to “reverse aging.”

There have been serious objections raised regarding the language used to sell anti-aging creams and products. Those companies that market their products as “clinically proven to remove wrinkles” or “enhances skin structures with the help of elastin-stimulating peptides” have been asked to do away with sweeping statements that make the consumers believe that the products can reverse signs of aging.

This is because over-the-counter anti-aging products are not categorized as drugs and hence, don’t undergo scientific research that can attest to their effectiveness. As such, identifying these products as “clinically proven” is unethical.

The solution?

Once you pick out an anti-aging product from the shelf, take a long hard look at the ingredients to find out whether you’re spending a lot of money on an over-hyped moisturizer. Don’t be fooled by the models with flawless skin on the boxes of ant-aging creams and opt for an effective solution to reverse signs of aging.

Botox can significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines from your skin. The injection stops the muscles from contracting so that the wrinkles can soften.  Whether you have frown lines on your forehead or wrinkles around your mouth, Botox can effectively reduce its appearance.

The side-effects of the treatment are little and temporary that range from minor bruising to droopy eyelids.

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If you’re looking for the fountain of youth, visit Southern Dermatology and avail the services of the leading dermatologists in Lawrenceville, GA!

We offer an exquisite range of skin rejuvenation treatments including one of the best Botox treatments in Lawrenceville, GA. We also specialize in chemical peels, body sculpting, and laser hair removal treatments. Book an appointment with us today!