Treatment runs the gamut from topical creams and moisturizers to cosmetic procedures. The most common medical treatments are:
- Alpha-hydroxy acids, preparations made from “fruit acids” that produce subtle improvements in the appearance.
- Antioxidants, creams consisting of Vitamins A, C and E and beta-carotene that improves the appearance and provides some additional sun protection.
- Moisturizers, which temporarily reduce the appearance.
- Vitamin A Acid, which helps alleviate some of the signs of aging, including mottled pigmentation (e.g., liver spots), roughness and wrinkling.
Cosmetic procedures include:
- chemical peels
- laser resurfacing
- plastic surgery
The best prevention for wrinkles is to keep the skin moisturized and use sunscreen and sunblock to prevent additional damage from the sun.