The Anatomy of a Wrinkle

357549384_screen1360x480Where exactly do wrinkles come from? Wherever it is, they can return! Please?

Fine lines and deep folds are a result of a loss of collagen, elastin and fat as we age gradually over time. Wrinkles can range from subtle to severe and superficial to deep penetrating folds. Both surface wrinkles found on the exterior layer of the skin and more deeply etched folds can be corrected…

Skin aging and wrinkling is more pronounced in sun exposed areas like the face, neck, forearms and back of the hands. Other factors that promote wrinkling include smoking, heredity, low oestrogen hormone levels and skin type. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun injure the epidermis and dermis, weakening their supporting structures and with age, the epidermis and the connective tissue weaken.

The two categories of wrinkles, fine surface lines and deeply set furrows, differ in structure and origin and respond to different types of therapy. Fine surface wrinkles, the ones that are a result of the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers, are due to aging and sun damage. Deeply set furrows are caused by the buildup of muscles beneath the skins surface over time, as a result of repeated facial expressions in pretty much the same way muscle is built through exercise. These deep furrows can show permanently or come about when facial expressions are made like “crow’s feet” showing up when a person smiles. These categories of wrinkles respond to different therapies.

Fine lines can be treated with hyaluronic acid fillers which deliver moisture directly into the wrinkle plumping it up and smoothing the skin. Topical treatments that aim to boost collagen production include copper peptide and Vitamin C containing preparations. Vitamin A containing products in addition to exfoliating the epidermis, boost collagen production in the dermis as well. For deep folds and excess skin, a facelift is the best option. As skin sags with age, the surgical approach for renewing and lifting the skin is the optimal approach.

At Skin NV we can aid and renew your skin, giving you smoother, younger and glowing skin! Give us a call today to get your wrinkle-smoothing and treating techniques started right now!


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