Removing deep wrinkles can be challenging. They are commonly found on older skin that has been significantly aged or damaged, often on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the mouth. If you have this skin problem, be aware that it will take time to achieve results because you are treating severely damaged skin.
The best place to start is to use the techniques used in the article How to Get Rid of Wrinkles. You’ll need to combine skin care products that deeply exfoliate along with renewing anti aging serums and creams. Consistency is the key, because it takes time to change the structure of the skin.
Exfoliating with chemical peels, like an at home glycolic peel, will remove the first layer or layers of damaged wrinkled skin. This will expose fresh, younger looking skin below. You’ll need to treat this skin with a product that is designed to remove wrinkles and renew the skin. Look for serums and creams that contain proven anti aging ingredients like Vitamin C, retinoids, and peptides. When you do this over and over, your skin will eventually begin to look younger and you’ll reduce deep wrinkles to finer lines. It can take months to see significant improvement.
It’s important to give you skin time to adjust to using strong skin care products like peels and serums. You’ll need to start off with lower concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids (like glycolic and lactic) and Vitamin C to avoid irritation. If you begin with the strongest product you can find, you’ll probably burn your skin and either set yourself back in your regimen, or become discouraged and give up. You will eventually want to use lactic and glycolic peels in the 30% to 50% range, and a Vitamin C serum or cream with a concentration of around 15% to 20%. But you will need to start off with lactic and glycolic acid lotions that contain approximately 10% for a few weeks before moving to milder peels and then working your way up slowly to the strongest peels that work for your skin. Try a mild Vitamin C lotion for a few weeks before moving up to the stronger serums. Remember, improvement will take months of repeating the process of exfoliation and renewal. There is no way to get around this and you can’t skip the adjustment process.
Strong Vitamin C serums can also peel the skin because of their acidity. Some peptide and retinoid creams also contain lactic or glycolic acid. Be careful not to over exfoliate by using a product that is designed to exfoliate and renew at the same time. After your peel, follow up with a milder product and allow a few days or weeks before using a combination product, or very strong Vitamin C serums.
You will need to use a sunblock or sunscreen while using peels or other products that contain alpha hydroxy acids. These acids cause your skin to become sensitive to sunlight and will burn easier. The new skin exposed after peeling is particularly vulnerable to sun damage.
Sometimes, deep wrinkles can be cause by problems in the muscles below the skin. Muscles can crease from repeatedly making the same movements and deform the skin matrix. Peeling and renewing can improve the look of these wrinkles quite a bit, but you may need to treat the muscles below to get rid of them. This can be accomplished by getting botox from a liscensed professional, or using a product that isolates the muscles overnight, like Frownies.