Saturday, January 21, 2012

Are there any medications to get rid of wrinkles?

Yes, in the last decade agents derived from vitamin A have been found to be excellent for treating a variety of skin disorders including fine lines and wrinkles. However, one needs to be realistic. These drugs do not cure wrinkles and do not work for the deep furrows and crevices on your face. They only erase the fine lines at best. The retinoids can also smoothen your skin, improve texture and make the skin appear young. The retinoids   have also been found to be useful in treatment of acne and small areas of skin pigmentation. When you use these medications, you must also take other measures to protect the skin. This includes wearing a sunscreen and wearing protective garments when venturing outside the home. Side effects of the retinoids include excessive peeling and dryness of skin. Some individuals develop a burning sensation. These effects are transient and can easily be treated with a water-based moisturizer. Examples of retinoids that are available for wrinkles include Avage (tazorac) and Renova (retin A).

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