Wrinkle removing treatments to combat the signs of aging are extensive. While there is a whole host of products and procedures available to aid in turning back the hands of time, many of them are quite expensive. And which of them really work? Here’s the scoop on the top treatments currently trending.

Many treatments come and go, but so far these five treatments have withstood the test of time and therefore greater longevity.

Laser treatments

Laser treatments for face that aids in skin tightening like Alma Laser Pixel RF are professional treatments which work below the skin’s surface to remove the sun damage that creates wrinkles and lines. Lasers are highly effective at treating pigmentation, minimizing acne scars, and refining pores. For optimal results, generally a series of a few sessions spaced several weeks apart may be needed.


Known as dermal fillers, neuromodulators or anti-wrinkle injections, these injectables help restore skin’s volume and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. These fillers last anywhere from three months to up to a year and are injected into the skin using a very fine needle. Treatment only takes a few minutes and results are usually immediate, though full results may not be seen for up to a month.


Supplements containing minerals and antioxidants are overflowing shelves these days. Nutraceuticals are supplements containing health-giving additives and have medicinal benefits; making them more readily absorbed. This relatively new category of supplements help your skin rejuvenate and anti-wrinkle from inside out. Consistent usage for a minimum three months is recommended before assessing skin results to see smoother skin.

Retinol and antioxidants

Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, is the most studied and published as an effective skin care ingredient for battling wrinkles. Retinol works by increasing the skin’s collagen layer which causes the skin to look younger, more rejuvenated, and smoother. Other infamous antioxidants include growth factors, stabilized vitamin C, and peptides.


I know what you’re thinking. That’s an old wives tale. No, it isn’t. Sunscreen is still your number one defense against aging. You can help prevent wrinkles and sun damage such as pigmentation by simply wearing sunscreen all year round. The catch is that your results will only be as good as the product you choose. So make sure it’s an SPF of 30 or more for sufficient protection. You must apply it every morning, regardless of the weather, otherwise it won’t matter. Apply it to your face, neck, and décolleté.

What to do next

To more about anti-wrinkle products or available treatment options, call (919) 557-6400 to schedule an appointment with a Thrive Skin + Wellness skin specialist, or schedule a consultation online.

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