Unfortunately aging and wrinkles are unavoidable, however they can be minimized through treatment and prevention. Wrinkles often present as crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines in the forehead, lip wrinkles and other permanent lines on the face and neck.
Why does this occur?
Because as we age our skin degenerates, becoming thinner, less hydrated and less elastic. Collagen and hyaluronic acid depletes causing volume loss. This slow in the production of these essential elements is what adds the emphasizes of wrinkles.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Although aging is the primary cause for wrinkles, they can also appear for other reasons such as sun exposure and environmental factors. The biggest environmental factor that causes wrinkles is exposure to UV (Ultraviolet light) that is emitted by the sun. This light is damaging to the skin on many levels such as overstimulation causing the surface to look worn or “leathery” as well as damaging connective tissue and collagen which results in a loss of elasticity. The damage can manifest in the face as sagging skin, under eye bags and wrinkles
Another factor that increases the production and appearance of wrinkles is muscle movement. Wrinkles that form around the eyes and forehead are a direct result of these movements. These expression lines are also referred to as “dynamic wrinkles because every time you use the muscles you are contributing to the formation of wrinkles over time. For example, every time you frown you are essentially “working out” your forehead muscles. Over time these muscles become stronger and form permanent lines in that area.
Another significant factor in wrinkle development is smoking. Apart from the obvious visible effects that appear around the mouth as “smokers lines,” the chemicals in cigarettes have been known to interfere with the production of collagen, thus increasing the potential to develop wrinkles.
Wrinkle treatment at False Creek Skin Solution Clinic provides a wide range of options to help correct this most common sign of aging. Some of our most popular treatments include Botox® Cosmetic for dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle movements, Dermal Fillers for wrinkles that are considered more static such as facial folds and indentations, and also Laser Rejuvenation which offers a variety of treatments like Laser Genesis, Titan (Cutera™) and even microdermabrasion are all effective methods for improving wrinkles. There are also other treatment options for reducing any type of wrinkle, from crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and smokers lines to marionette lines and nasolabial folds. We recommend booking a free consultation with one of our doctors so that they may best advise you on what the best course action will benefit you the most.