Top Causes of WrinklesWrinkles and fine lines are considered one of the most visible (not to mention, dreaded) signs of aging, for both men and women. With age, the skin’s natural production of collagen slows, causing skin to become thinner and less elastic, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles. However, there are also several other factors that can contribute to the appearance of unwanted wrinkles.

Aside from aging, other factors contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. People who uses tanning beds, or are overexposed to the sun, are at-risk for developing wrinkles, since Ultraviolet (UV) light breaks down the collagen fibers in your skin, causing skin to lose its strength, and wrinkle prematurely.

Poor personal habits, such as smoking heavily or poor nutrition, may also play a role in the appearance of wrinkles. Smoking not only accelerates the aging of your skin, but the habit can also cause significant changes in the way blood flows to the skin. Additionally, people who have diets high in sugars or in fats at a much greater risk for experiencing skin wrinkles.

Even habitual facial movements can play a role in the appearance of wrinkles. Squinting, frowning, smiling, or simply laughing are habits which cause facial muscles to contract. As your skin ages, it loses the flexibility necessary to push the muscles back into a more normal position, which may end up resulting in frown lines, laugh lines, or wrinkles.

While no treatment can completely stop the aging process, there are many ways for patients to combat the appearance of age-related concerns like wrinkles and lines. Effective treatments for these issues include Sculptra® Aesthetic, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Restylane®. These treatments are both time-effective and minimally invasive, and can help restore your skin to a far more youthful, and aesthetically pleasing, appearance.


Dermatologist in Grosse Pointe

Are you tired of dealing with the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and lines? To learn more about how to prevent or eliminate wrinkles, contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Grosse Pointe, and we can be reached directly at (313) 886-2000. We look forward to hearing from you!

This entry was posted on Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:19 pm and is filed under Botox & Fillers, Skin Care. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed.