Elbow wrinkles are not a matter of life and death, but they can scare some people. When you have something that looks like a hood over your elbow, won’t you do anything about it? Will you keep quiet and instead make a big fuss and just hide it under long-sleeved tops? You can do that, after all. On the other hand, you know very well that you are not getting rid of the problem, but only prolonging your agony. At the end of the day, when the clothes have been removed, the lines in the elbows will still be there, possibly getting deeper.
The problem with elbow wrinkles is that the options to reverse them are limited. Not even plastic surgery can remove them without the consequences. The elbows, you see, will have to be immobilized for the wound to heal, and that can be very uncomfortable for you, thinking that there are a lot of things you do with your hands every day. Not only that, even if you got rid of elbow wrinkles through plastic surgery, you are most likely dealing with another problem: scars.
Botox is also not going to work for wrinkled elbows. Because wrinkled elbows are basically the result of sagging skin, not excessive muscle contraction, which Botox injections can’t correct.
Reversing wrinkled elbows may require skin tightening procedures like the MiXto laser. Taking advantage of fractional laser technology, the MiXto laser helps to eliminate sagging skin by increasing the production of collagen, which as we all know, is a very important component of the skin. The procedure lasts half an hour and offers immediate and visible results, something that you cannot find in other treatments. The big drawback is the cost. Imagine paying approximately $1,000 to $3,000 per treatment!
Collagen injections for wrinkled elbows
The appearance of wrinkles anywhere on the body suggests a depleted supply of collagen and elastin. Injecting collagen into the dermis helps plump and lift the skin, smoothing out wrinkles in the process. There are different types of collagen injections, but you should look for one that is not synthetic, and you should also make sure you get it from a trained professional, no less.
Collagen injections are fairly affordable, but their effects wear off after just a few months, which means you’ll probably need around four collagen injections in any given year.
Practical tips to prevent wrinkles
To prevent the development of more wrinkles, take note of these practical tips:
- Hydrate daily. Be sure to use not just a good quality moisturizer, but one that contains anti-aging ingredients, specifically vitamins C and E, antioxidants, Cynergy TK (a functional type of keratin), and hyaluronic acid to help draw in and lock in moisture.
- Slather your skin with generous amounts of sunscreen when you go outside. This will give you some protection from the sun’s UV rays that can damage your skin.
- Drink 10-12 glasses of water a day. Hydration is very important, whether you are trying to get rid of wrinkles or not. However, the need to maintain hydration becomes more urgent when you want to slow down the aging process and keep wrinkles at bay.
- Eat well and be healthy. Include more vegetables and fruits in your diet, and as much as possible, eat them in their freshest, raw forms.
- Stay away from junk food, as well as those that are high in fat, sugar, preservatives, and synthetic ingredients.
- Avoid exposure to environmental pollutants, as these can trigger free radical damage that accelerates the aging process.