Some people develop wrinkles sooner than others, and some may have more severe wrinkles than others, but everyone will get wrinkles at some point. This natural part of aging can have many different causes, and there are things you can do to minimize how many wrinkles you get later in life.
Here at The Aesthetic Clinique, we offer treatments for these lines after they have formed, but we also have treatments that can effectively prevent certain visible signs of aging. Visit our practice in Santa Rosa Beach to learn more about your options. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
Why do Wrinkles Form?
Everyone knows that getting older causes fine lines to form. This is because your skin will become less flexible, and collagen production slows down so cracks can form. Loss of facial fat is another factor during the aging process, which means the plump skin you once had will begin to sag and show laxity, which causes wrinkles.
Sun damage is another reason for fine lines to appear. Constantly tanning or getting sunburnt can damage your skin to the point where it feels leathery and looks dehydrated. The UV light from the sun breaks down the important parts of the skin’s makeup that keeps it refreshed and youthful.
Smoking and other unhealthy habits also break down the skin, as well as inhibiting the healing process. When you smoke, your circulation and blood supply is impaired, which significantly slows down regeneration and the natural process of skin rejuvenation.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeatedly making the same expressions. This is difficult to avoid since talking, eating, and smiling are all forms of facial expressions. Loss of collagen (due to aging) is the main reason why these expressions cause lines in the skin to appear.
How to Prevent Wrinkles?
As you can see from the list above, it is impossible to completely prevent this universal sign of aging. Wearing sunscreen whenever you go outside is a great way to cut down on sun damage and keep your skin looking vibrant. Investing in a good moisturizing is another way to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Avoiding habits such as smoking can also have a positive affect on your appearance.
We’ve already gone over the fact that it is impossible to completely prevent wrinkles from forming. That’s why we offer non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers and resurfacing options. Our staff at The Aesthetic Clinique can help you find the perfect fit for your needs at our practice in Santa Rosa Beach. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!