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Fine Lines and wrinkles


When ageing skin droops it gains laxity to develop fines lines, wrinkles, and even furrows, sags and bags. Of these, fine lines and wrinkles are the most common changes. The speed and severity of these changes depend mainly on the following three factors:

  1. the individual’s genetic tendency,
  2. her skin photo-type, and
  3. the frequency or amount of exposure to environmental factors

While one can not change one’s heredity or skin type, most environmental and habitual factors can often be controlled easily.

For this, it may be noted first that essentially there are two immediate or direct sources that cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear on your skin namely:

  1. irregular thickening of the dermis and
  2. a decrease in the amount of water held by the epidermis.

Fortunately, these phenomena can be evaded (and its occurrence delayed) if an individual can manage to avoid excessive exposures to the sun and environmental toxins, particularly those contained in tobacco smoke. The most important thing, therefore, is to be able to protect your skin from the sun lifelong using sunscreens on exposed areas daily. Equally important is your capacity to avoid smoking as well as exposure to second-hand smoke and any other toxin carriers.

Next, it is also helpful to consider why fine lines and wrinkles often appear in an asymmetrical fashion. The asymmetry is caused when an individual tends to smile or frown more on one side than the other, or if she consistently sleeps on the right or the left cheek. This means that by bringing small changes in our habits we can help ourselves look younger for longer than otherwise.

Finally, adapting to an overall lifestyle that takes account of your food choices, psychological disposition, and physical movement including recommended exercises for the facial muscles can also help bring about remarkable positive changes in your appearance and complexion.

But what to do when your aging skin finally gives in allowing fine lines and wrinkles to make their way to your face? Well, thanks to the modern medical research and sophisticated and safe technologies, several options are available today if you want to get your younger appearance back. These include moisturizers, special anti-ageing formulas, implants, skin resurfacing, and cosmetic surgery. For the best results combination of these cosmetic treatments is often required.

Younger appearance and gorgeous looks as far as your skin can give you are too important to take care of without professional assistance. The marketing hypes, word of mouth, even your personal experience with a product or service such as a beauty parlor can not be good substitutes for the specialized knowledge and expertise of a board certified and practiced professionals in dermatology or cosmetic surgery.

If you or someone related to you need is looking for someone to help with fine lines or unsightly wrinkles on her face, the professionals in our Laser and skincare department are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation session.