Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process, and can detract from a person’s natural beauty. There are many different types of wrinkles and treatments, ranging from shallow to deep and occurring in various locations on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Good genetics may allow a person to remain wrinkle-free until late in their life, while others succumb to sun or smoking damage earlier in life.
What Causes Wrinkles?
As we age, our skin cells divide more slowly, and the dermis becomes thinner while producing less collagen and elastin. This loss of collagen and elastin causes the skin to lose its firmness and elasticity, which in turns means that the skin can’t snap back from a wrinkle and it becomes steadily deeper. Facial expressions also contribute to wrinkles becoming deeper, as the repetitive muscle contractions required for smiling, frowning, laughing, and other expressions wear grooves in the skin over time.
Smoking and exposure to the sun can speed up the wrinkle formation process, causing premature lines and wrinkles and resulting in a person looking older than they actually are. Smoking slows down collagen production further, and also can contribute to the vertical lines around the mouth known as lip lines or smoker’s lines.
Treatments for Fine Lines and Wrinkles
There are many options available for fine lines and wrinkle treatment, depending on the type of wrinkle and how deep it is. Dynamic wrinkle treatments use Botox or another neuromodulator that can relax muscle contractions, allowing the skin to rest and preventing the formation of future lines and wrinkles while smoothing existing ones. Dermal fillers are good for deeper wrinkle treatment as well as static wrinkles that Botox won’t help. Sometimes a combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators is the best option for a comprehensive wrinkle treatment result. Lasers can also help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles treatment, using fractional resurfacing technology and topical skin care to turn back the clock on the face. Skin care products can penetrate deeper and work more effectively when used following a laser wrinkle treatment, and skin tone and texture evens while the appearance of lines is reduced.
Treatments Baldone Reina Dermatology offers:
- Fotona 4D face
- Chemical peels
- Fractional and Ablative laser
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