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How to reduce wrinkles without surgery

You can’t get rid of wrinkles without surgery or needles, but you can minimise their appearance by following a skincare regime that promotes exfoliation, hydration and protection.

What causes wrinkles?

The dermal structure of the skin weakens with age. Damage in the dermis leads to collagen and elastic breakdown and overlying fragile skin sags, causing wrinkles.

There are two types of wrinkles – expression lines are related to facial muscles. Tunnelling wrinkles are caused by lack of hydration, mainly due to skin ageing. Then there are fine lines, which are more shallow and superficial than wrinkles.

Sun damage is the main cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Sun-damaged skin has less resistance to stretching and UV radiation causes collagen to break down faster than with natural aging.

What can you do about wrinkles?

As research about what causes wrinkles increases, so has the popularity of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to minimise wrinkles and sun damage. AHAs have been used for centuries to rejuvenate the skin. Cleopatra is said to have bathed in sour milk (lactic acid) to improve her complexion. Lactic acid and glycolic acid are both AHAs and are naturally derived from sour milk and sugar cane.

The allmedic products contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to target aged skin, even skin tone and smooth fine lines. Face Repair Cream contains 10% AHAs (glycolic and lactic acid) and Body Repair Cream contains 15% of the same ingredients. Due to the high concentration of active ingredients, these skincare products are only available through medical practices.

It’s never too late

It’s never too late to repair and protect your skin, according to allmedic’s Research & Education Director Dr Bill Anseline. Listen to Dr Bill explain how you can repair damaged skin in this short 1:23 audio track.