What is the best treatment for early wrinkles?

Any specific creams? Or treatments like laser and such?

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Early wrinkles

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Prevention is first and foremost.  Daily use of sunscreen is very important.  All sunscreens are not created equal.  You should use a minimum of SPF 30, and depending on your skin type and activity, a chemical, physical or combination sunscreen may be best for you.  A good, total skin care regimen should be followed as well.  To address your existing early wrinkles, it's possible that a combination treatment such as Botox around the eyes and forehead and fractional laser to build collagen and tighten the skin would be beneficial.  Please see an experienced physician for a consult and treatment plan to address your specific needs.

Charlotte Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Good question! 

Best treated with laser treatments, cosmeceutical products, dermal fillers, botox or a combo of treatments

Christopher Balgobin, MD
Minneapolis Physician
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Facial Aging and Lasers like Fraxel/Clear + Brilliant, RF like VIVA, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Face Lift, Fat Injections

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Fillers, lasers, microneedling/PRP and skin care are all best in combination for prevention.  Please see an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Treating Early Wrinkles

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The answer to this question really depends on several things - skin type, severity and location/type of wrinkling. Prevention is the key to beautiful skin as you age, so general skincare such as daily SPF and retinoids are important. In terms of targeted treatments, if it were crow's feet you were concerned about, we might advise a neuromodulator such as Botox or Dysport. If you are starting to notice deepening creases in your nasolabial folds, a filler might be your best option. If it's more of a general skin laxity, a collagen boosting laser could be the answer, possibly even a combination of several treatments. I would advise you to seek consult with a board-certified dermatologist with extensive cosmetic experience and one who is willing to customize a treatment plan to fit your needs and achieve your goals.

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Early Intervention for Wrinkles

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Thank you for your question and we understand your concerns.  We recommend you find an experienced physician in your local market.  You would probably benefit from a combination approach based on your needs and budget.  After a complete consultation, we normally recommend various options from physician grade products, BOTOX/XEOMIN, filler and possible lasers.  It really depends your needs, concerns and budget.  It may be as simple as BOTOX/XEOMIN injections every 3-6 months and ALWAYS wear a quality sunscreen.

Laura Riehm, MD
Fort Worth Physician
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Early wrinkle treatment

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Skincare is the best start. That means sunscreen, Retin A or Retinol, and a growth factor serum. These will improve the skin youthfulness and make it healthier. Chemical peels, facials, are the next step.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Early intervention for wrinkles...

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Thank you for your question.  Bar none the best thing you can do for your skin is to apply a broad spectrum SPF>30 sunscreen daily.  Other topical products that may be used include prescription retinoids, vitamin c serums, moisturizers, and other anti-oxidants.  Beyond that treatments including lasers, peels, microdermabrasion, hydra facials, microneedling, etc. may be of benefit to you.  Please follow up with a board certified Dermatologist for proper evaluation and management.  Regards, Dr. Matt Elias

Matthew Elias, DO, FAAD
Fort Lauderdale Dermatologic Surgeon
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