Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered “why do I have these wrinkles?” If so, you’re not alone. Men and women all over the world ponder the same thing every day.
The next thing that crosses their minds: “How do I get rid of these wrinkles?”
Here, we’ll delve into the factors that cause those pesky wrinkles to show up on your face, and provide you with some helpful tips and advice for how to treat them.
What Causes Facial Wrinkles?
There are many things that can cause wrinkles, including forehead lines, lines between the brows, and crow’s feet. The following are some of the most common causes of facial wrinkles:
Repetitive muscle action can create deep lines and creases in the face over time. These wrinkles tend to become more and more defined as you age.
Loss of Collagen
As you age, your skin begins to lose its collagen and elastin. This means that over time, your skin becomes less and less able to bounce back when you wrinkle your forehead or make facial expressions.
Chronic exposure to UV rays can do a lot of damage to your skin. In addition to causing age spots and skin cancer, the sun can also contribute to the development of facial wrinkles.
Though it may seem a bit unusual, smoking has actually been proven to cause wrinkles. The chemicals in cigarettes contribute to the narrowing of the blood vessels in the outer layer of the skin. This means your skin doesn’t receive as much oxygen and nutrients as it should, causing the skin to sag and wrinkles to form – often earlier than they would have otherwise.
Chronic dehydration can contribute to many skin conditions, including wrinkles. When you don’t drink enough water, your cells become dehydrated which can make your skin dry, flaky and ultimately wrinkled. Lack of sufficient water can also cause collagen strands to be inadequately hydrated, which can cause wrinkles to form on the surface of the skin.
These, and a number of other factors, play contributing roles in breaking down the collagen and elastin in the skin, leading to the formation of wrinkles.
The good news is there are ways to treat and prevent wrinkles.
How To Treat Facial Wrinkles
There are a number of options when it comes to treating and slowing the formation of wrinkles. These options include:
Botox is commonly used to decrease muscle action in areas where wrinkles are forming. The Botox weakens the muscles, preventing you from continuing to deepen the lines with that repetitive muscle action.
Interested in pursuing Botox treatments to reduce the appearance and formation of wrinkles? Get the details on the Botox injectable treatment options we offer here.
If you’re mostly concerned with wrinkles that have formed around your mouth or lips, injectable filler treatments may be your best bet. These help to treat wrinkles by restoring lost volume.
Think injectable fillers might help you regain some of your confidence? Learn more about the injectable filler treatment options we offer!
MicroNeedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is an innovative aesthetic medical procedure that involves stimulating the body to create new collagen and elastin. By triggering the release of natural growth factors, MicroNeedling treats wrinkles by stimulating the body to create new, healthier skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
This state-of-the-art treatment option is very effective when it comes to reducing sun damage and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. During fractional nonablative laser resurfacing treatments, lasers stimulate the production of new collagen and elastic fibers deep in the layers of the skin, helping to treat wrinkles and leaving you with a more youthful complexion.
SkinMedica Skin Care Products
If you’re not quite ready to invest in an in-office procedure to treat your wrinkles, SkinMedica’s skincare products are a great option for treating and preventing the formation of wrinkles.
There are numerous products that aid in enhancing all aspects of your skin, from treating acne and hyper-pigmentation to cleansing cleanly and thoroughly. We highly recommend the TNS Essential Serum as well as the Age Defense line of skincare products when it comes to wrinkle treatment and prevention.
Let Us Help You Stop Wrinkles in Their Tracks!
If you feel self conscious every time you catch a glimpse of yourself in a mirror or reflection, now is the time to take action.
Here at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery, we take pride in helping our clients along on the journey to looking and feeling their best. If you’re considering moving forward with any of the wrinkle treatment options listed above, we’d love to help you on your way.
Not sure which wrinkle treatment is right for you? We can help with that too! Come in for a consultation and we’ll help you put together a wrinkle treatment strategy that’s tailored to you! Make your appointment today!