Beautification via cosmetics is seriously one of the riskiest decisions women can make. We weight risks according to what we bargain equivalent to how effective the product is. For wrinkle creams, we risk the many dollars we spent and the time we spend to apply the product for its promising effect. We also risk our skin’s exposure to chemicals creams might bring. Some women risk their lives to undergo major wrinkle treatment surgeries for the purpose of looking young.
In investing risks, we need to know what we are up against. Here are potential side effects to some but common wrinkle creams in the market.
- Sensitivity in the Sun
This is the most common side effect of wrinkle creams and wrinkle treatments containing Retinol. Retinol is a derivative and concentrated amount of Vitamin A, an anti-oxidant very potent to reduce wrinkles. However, what don’t know is it also makes our skin very sensitive to sun light. While your target is to reduce wrinkles, your skin might acquire sun burn, irritation or inflammation. This is why certain wrinkle creams are advised to be used only at night.
- Allergic Reaction
Some wrinkle creams contain chemicals that are not compatible to our skin. Examples of these are alcohol, sulfur and benzoyl. After a few application, you might notice itching, irritation and swelling on your face. If this happens, wash your face with clean water and soap and stop the application. It is best to consult a dermatologist since your skin might be particularly sensitive.
- Dryness as an Adverse Effect
The role of certain wrinkle creams is to bring the moisture back to the skin. However, some solutions might contain sulfur or benzyl to exfoliate the skin, but these elements actually dries the skin. A dry skin will cause more wrinkle developments and in worst occasions, you skin might look flaky.
Those are pretty harmless, right? A few itches here and swelling there will disappear after a few days. Side effects from wrinkle treatments are in a far more different level. Here are some:
- Inflammation in the injection / wounding / scabbed part
When you we’re briefed about the potential dangers the procedures might entail, its different once you’ve experienced it. Injection is a required phase on Botox procedure, a wrinkle treatment that makes use of toxins injected to your skin to make it firm. Less successful injections might cause inflammation over the site, without care it might progress to infection. Wounding and scabbing on the other hand are procedures from Laser resurfacing wherein laser is used to destroy the top layer of your skin, therefore promoting skin healing of a newer and fresher skin. There will be redness and swelling for the first weeks but if the healing doesn’t go well, it might take months and might disfigure the new skin.
Certain surgical treatments will require incisions and injections to your skin, especially the Facelift wrinkle treatment. Although we trust these cosmetic surgeons as they are professionally prepared to do this, there’s still a percentage that procedures might not go well. An initial sign of it is bleeding in the incision area. If bleeding persists, contact your doctor immediately.