Mina Swofford M.D.
Rebecca L. Bushong M.D.
2101 Jackson St. #205
Anderson, IN 46016
(765) 683-3160

Our team of professionals and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well-being.  For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics.  Enter your diagnosis in the search box for valuable material.  The most common skin conditions are conveniently listed on the right side of the page.

You may also access our Vivacare Patient Library for printable handouts regarding skin conditions and procedures by clicking the link below:

www.minaswofford.fromyourdoctor.com

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. Ultimately, this causes wrinkles - either fine lines or deep furrows. In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin).

Treatment for wrinkles runs the gamut from topical creams and moisturizers to cosmetic procedures. The most common medical treatments are:

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids, preparations made from "fruit acids" that produce subtle improvements in the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Antioxidants, creams consisting of Vitamins A, C and E and beta-carotene that improves the appearance of wrinkles and provides some additional sun protection.
  • Moisturizers, which temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Vitamin A Acid, which helps alleviate some of the signs of aging, including mottled pigmentation (e.g., liver spots), roughness and wrinkling.

Cosmetic procedures include:

  • chemical peels
  • dermabrasion
  • fillers
  • laser resurfacing
  • plastic surgery

The best prevention for wrinkles is to keep the skin moisturized and use sunscreen and sunblock to prevent additional damage from the sun.