Along with sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle factors affect the development of wrinkles. Wrinkles can occur anywhere on the body but are most visible in areas with frequent sun exposure, such as the back of the hands, face, forearms, and neck. Certain skin types and genetic factors, such as people with blue eyes and light skin, have a higher tendency for wrinkle development.
Treatments are wide-ranging, from topical creams to cosmetic procedures, such as:
- Alpha-hydroxy acids: Made from "fruit acids," alpha-hydroxy acids provide subtle improvements over time.
- Antioxidant creams: Effective ingredients include Vitamins A, C & E and beta-carotene which improve wrinkle appearance and provide extra sun protection.
- Moisturizers: Applied topically and which temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Vitamin A acid: Helps ease signs of aging, such as liver spots, rough skin, and wrinkles.
Cosmetic procedures used to treat wrinkles include:
- Chemical peels
- Laser resurfacing
Using sunscreen and sunblock before any sun exposure along with keeping the skin moisturized is best for wrinkle prevention.