Understanding Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The ups and downs of life and the passing of time can have an impact on the tone and texture of your skin. You have earned every single fine line or wrinkle you have, and should be proud of them. You are like a tiger who has earned your stripes.
But, you have also earned the right to address those same fine lines and wrinkles and reduce their appearance, if you want to.
Where do you start? What are the causes of fine lines and wrinkles? And, what can be done to prevent or improve them?
Let’s explore causes of fine lines and wrinkles
A natural part of the aging process includes the changes that occur over time to the tone and texture of our skin. As we age our skin loses its natural collagen and the result is fine lines and wrinkles. Add the harmful effect of sun exposure and other lifestyle factors, and the production of lines and wrinkles is inevitable.
Besides the natural passing of time, there are other factors that can contribute to the production of fine lines and wrinkles.
Choices we make in day to day life can also impact the formation and severity of fine lines and wrinkles over time. Inadequate hydration as well as exposure to damaging UV rays with insufficient protection aid in and contribute to the health of the skin.
Additional lifestyle factors that can effect optimal skin health and appearance as we age include inadequate sleep and poor diet including lack of antioxidants and essential fatty acids. What we consume has great impact on our skin condition, and our overall wellness in general.
Sometimes it’s just in the genes. Some families are just born with either advantage or disadvantage when it comes to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and skin tone and texture in general. Darker skinned people have the added advantage of more melanin in their skin as well, which is a natural protectant from UV rays.
When your mother told you not to make that funny face because it could become stuck that way, she wasn’t completely wrong. Some of our lines and wrinkles, such as those referred to as expression lines are impacted in severity by our common every day facial expressions. As we make the same facial expressions over and over, combined with the aging factor and loss of collagen, the lines produced will eventually become more pronounced and noticeable.
So what can you do to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin?
- Avoid unnecessary sun exposure.
- Ensure adequate daily hydration.
- Stay active. Get out for a nice walk in the fresh air.
- Implement a quality skin care routine and stick to it. You’ll be glad you did.
- Eat well. Add in healthy fats like those found in fish, avocados, nuts and seeds, and eat from the rainbow when it comes to fruits and vegetables. They contain powerful antioxidants that help to protect skin from damage.
But what do you do when you have already heeded the advice above but still need further intervention?
Seek a Medical Beauty Professional
There are several Safe and Effective Beauty Treatments available to treat your fine lines and wrinkles.
Botox can be a very effective way of improving the look of lines between your eyes.
Dermal Fillers work by replacing the fat we naturally lose when we age. This treatment can be very effective in the lines that run from your nose to your chin and to replace the fat lost from your cheeks.
Microneedling – Because of its ability to trigger the production and generation of new skin cells, and with that healthier, more youthful looking skin, Microneedling can noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead.
Ask your Medical Beauty Professional at BlossomMD, in San Ramon, California, for more information on which treatments are most appropriate for your specific case. Our qualified professionals will create a personalized, individual treatment plan, as well as discuss expectations and outcomes.