Sometimes you cannot help but wish that your skin was more like cloth so that you could just iron out your wrinkles. Sadly, you cannot use an iron on your skin. You can, however, use any of the following to make your wrinkles disappear either temporarily or permanently.
Temporary Dermal Fillers
Temporary dermal fillers are temporary because your body absorbs and eliminates them over time. They are made from natural ingredients or formulated from your own fat. As such, your body just treats them as something to break down and eliminate. These fillers can last anywhere from a month to six months, depending on the filler material.
Permanent Dermal Fillers
These fillers are made from rigid materials and are inserted under the skin to push the wrinkles upward and make them appear less noticeable. Some of these fillers are injected under the wrinkles as a gel or liquid, and then they harden underneath the wrinkles, slowly "plumping" the wrinkled skin until you can barely see the wrinkles. However, some people develop an allergic reaction to the materials used for these fillers, so you will have to have an allergy test prior to having your cosmetic surgeon fill your wrinkles this way.
Laser resurfacing uses a warm or cold laser to remove surface layers of skin from your face. This often helps rejuvenate your skin by removing the dead layers that cause the drooped, old, and tired look. This is a semi-permanent treatment for wrinkles, as you will have to repeat this process when the new skin layers begin to dry out, droop, and sag again.
A mini facelift helps remove some of the wrinkles in your face. It also removes some of the sagging and some of the fat from your jowls and chin. If and when you decide that the above procedures are not enough to make your appearance more youthful, a mini facelift is the next step.
If your face is discolored, patchy, and more closely resembles an elephant's hide, you need a full facelift. This is especially true if you are younger than fifty, but people ask you if you want the "senior citizen's discount"! A full facelift addresses underlying issues, such as facial muscle tone and lack of collagen. The facial muscles are pulled upward, and collagen fillers help round out your cheeks again. You could look your age or younger in one procedure, and the results last a very long time.