Your doctor will ask questions such as:
- When did you first notice that your skin seemed more wrinkled than normal?
- Has it changed in any way?
- Has a skin spot become painful or does it bleed?
- What other symptoms are you having?
The doctor will examine your skin. You may need a skin lesion biopsy if you have any abnormal growths or skin changes.
Tretinoin (Retin-A) or creams containing alpha-hydroxy acids may sometimes help.
Chemical peels or laser resurfacing work well for early wrinkles.
Creams with growth factors may make fine lines and wrinkles look better.
Botulinum toxin (Botox) may be used to correct some of the wrinkles that are caused by overactive facial muscles.
Some people choose plastic surgery for age-related wrinkles (for example, a facelift).