Male wrinkles and face-lines
16th September 2012
For many men, getting older and developing wrinkles is indelibly linked. There are things you can do to try to keep them at bay for as long as possible - applying SPF cream and using anti-ageing moisturisers for example - but eventually age catches up with all of us. Wrinkles aren't the inevitability they might seem however.
What can men do to prevent wrinkles as they get older?
A harmless and extremely effective way for men to minimise existing wrinkle lines and prevent new ones taking shape are anti-wrinkle injections. The two on the market most suitable for men's skin are Juvderm and Botox.
Juvderm is a gel that's made primarily from Hyaluronic Acid. That might not sound like the type of thing you'd want injected into your face, but it's actually a naturally occurring substance in human skin that helps repair damaged tissue.
As a gel, the active ingredient is able to make you look naturally younger by filling out lines and wrinkles. This is because the body takes longer to metabolise Hyaluronic Acid as a gel than when it's in its usual liquid form.
Juvederm isn't suitable for all men - men that suffer from anaphylaxis for example won't be able to undergo this particular treatment. However, the other anti-wrinkle injection is suitable for practically everyone: Botox.
Made from the natural protein Botulinum Toxin, Botox® works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Botox® is loved because it causes minimal disruption to your life: you only have to miss out on a day or two of strenuous exercise before you can jump right back into your gym routine.
It's always advisable to book a consultation with a professional that can help determine the best treatment for you depending on your skin type and how severe your lines and wrinkles are. From there, you can get ready to say hello to the new you.