We’re all familiar with well-publicised ways of preventing premature ageing; quitting smoking, wearing sunscreen, improving your diet. But how about getting rid of wrinkles once you have them? We’re often asked about how to get rid of forehead wrinkles, those pesky lines that draw people’s attention away from our eyes and onto the parts that we’re less fond of. Our intrepid researchers have looked at the top 5 options for wrinkle treatment, and put them to the test:
Top 5 tips on how to get rid of forehead wrinkles:
Use anti-wrinkle creams containing AHAs or retinol
Anti-wrinkle creams that contain retinol or AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) are more likely than other creams to be beneficial because they contain active ingredients. Commit to an application twice daily and you can assess its success for you in smoothing wrinkles on face areas after two months.
There are a variety of natural remedies that are claimed to have a positive effect as a wrinkle treatment:
Rooibos tea: applied to the skin either as a cooled, brewed tea or within natural creams available on the market, rooibos has been shown to be the most effective herbal agent.
Exfoliating: if you’re still young, exfoliating has the effect of stimulating collagen production in a lasting way so that the production will continue well into your 20s and 30s.
Diet: Processed sugar makes you look older as it glycates collagen in the skin. Equally, antioxidants and vitamin C help to build collagen as well as affecting the overall health of your skin and hair.
Botox injections are popular for smoothing wrinkles on face areas. You are likely to see a dramatic reduction within 2 weeks of treatment, but you will need to repeat the process every 3 to 4 months, and many people are not keen on the common side-effect of reduced facial expressions.
A chemical peel uses a solution that is applied to your skin and left for a few days. The skin will peel away over the following days, revealing new skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A deeper peel would be needed as a wrinkle treatment for deep lines. In this case, anaesthesia may be required as well as a cosmetic surgeon.
Skin tightening procedures
Fibroblasting is a wrinkle treatment that will show results immediately with no lasting negative effects and will have ongoing benefits in terms of collagen production. You will need to see a professionally trained technician, but it is not an invasive surgical procedure.
For an overview of the benefits of the various techniques for smoothing wrinkles on face zones, in particular how to get rid of forehead wrinkles, please see our handy table below:
|Remedy||Regularity of application||Benefits||Drawbacks/possible side-effects||Time of Results|
|Anti-wrinkle creams||Apply daily||Non-invasive||Mild skin irritation, less noticeable than interventions||2-3 months|
|Natural Remedies||Daily||Added health benefits overall||Long-term solution and overall lifestyle change||1-6 months|
|Botox||Every 3-4 months||Prevention as well as reduction of wrinkles through disabling of muscles that cause the lines||Headaches, bruising, pain around injection area and lack of facial expression||2-3 weeks|
|Chemical peel||Every 2-3 months||Works on all skin tones and can improve performance of your skincare products||Redness, scarring, infection||3-5 days|
|Skin-tightening procedures||3 years or permanent||Long-lasting and stimulates natural production of collagen||Treatment can be a little uncomfortable on sensitive areas||Immediate|
When we are asked how to get rid of forehead wrinkles, our research shows that by far the best solution is a skin tightening procedure. This treatment has long-term benefits, uses a natural process to stimulate your own body into smoothing wrinkles on face zones that you want to target, and guarantees results. For a wrinkle treatment that will make you feel great again, find your nearest professional Plasma Pen™ technician.