aybe you're starting to notice a wrinkle here or a fine line there. You don't want to look 16 again, but it would be nice if how you look on the outside matches a little better with how you feel on the inside.
You probably know you can help prevent further damage to your skin by applying sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 every day, and by using a good moisturizer. But what can you do about the wrinkles that are already there?
A generation ago, when people wanted to combat the signs of aging, they had very limited options, and most of them were pretty drastic. But today, there's a whole range of simple treatments available that can be done right in a doctor's office.

What about those anti-aging creams?

The shelves at the drug store are full of anti-aging creams that come with big price tags and bigger promises. Although most of these products say you'll see a significant reduction in wrinkles, there is usually limited clinical evidence to support their claims. The fact is, few of these creams contain enough of the key ingredients to be truly effective at reducing wrinkles in a short time. For faster and better results, you need a prescription. There are pharmaceutical- grade creams, such as Tazorac, that are approved by Health Canada specifically to treat sun-damaged skin, including fine wrinkling and colour spots. See a physician specialized in skin care who can evaluate your needs and recommend an effective product.

Top nonsurgical cosmetic procedures

In 2003, 78% of the nearly 8.3 million cosmetic procedures performed in the USA were nonsurgical.

Most popular nonsurgical procedures:

Source: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The latest in anti-aging treatments

You may have heard about some of the amazing new anti-aging treatments, like BOTOX Cosmetic, fillers, photo-rejuvenation, and others. But what do they all do? Well, each works in a different way to give you a more youthful look.

BOTOX Cosmetic goes right to the source of the problem, relaxing the muscles that are the cause of dynamic wrinkles. When the muscles are relaxed, the creases smooth out.

Dermal fillers, like Juvéderm or collagen, are substances that are injected beneath your skin to "fill" creases and deep furrows, evening out the surface of your skin.
Photorejuvenation, such as IPL, use pulses of light energy to treat broken blood vessels, brown spots from sun damage and fine facial wrinkling, giving you a smooth, even skin tone.

The doctors need to have extensive training to provide these treatments and achieve the best results. However, for consumers like you, most of these treatments are so simple they can be done over a lunch break. There is virtually no down time and you can return to everyday life immediately.

BOTOX Cosmeticwas approved by Health Canada in 2001 for the treatment of frown lines. The product has been used in Canada for over 10 years to treat a wide range of medical conditions, even in children as young as two. To learn more about the medical uses of BOTOX, visit

Which treatment is right for me?

Well, that depends
on what your skin
needs. There are
many treatments
that combat
different signs of
aging; so many
people find that a combination gets them the best results. For example, although most treatments improve the tone and texture of the surface of the skin, only BOTOX Cosmeticrelaxes the muscles beneath the skin, addressing the root cause of dynamic wrinkles. Talk to a physician specializing in skin care. They can discuss the results you’d like to see, and the treatment options available to get those results.

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  BOTOX Cosmetic® and Tarzorac® are registered trademarks of Allergen Inc. Juvéderm® is a registered trademark of laboratories D’esthetique Appliquee Corporation, a member of the Corneal Group. IPL® is a registered trademark of the Luminus group of companies.