Why do wrinkles form?
Lines and wrinkles are a natural aspect of ageing.
When people get older, skin becomes thinner and
loses its elasticity. There are various causes of
this, but one is repetitive facial expressions which
eventually result in permanent lines in the skin.
Genetics are an important determinant as well, having a significant role in skin texture. Other factors include smoking and excessive exposure to the sun.
Why are wrinkles treated?
People normally choose to get wrinkles treated to give them a younger and rejuvenated appearance. It often makes patients feel better, more self-confident and feel much younger. Fortunately looking older is optional these days, however getting older is still inevitable.
What are the most common types of wrinkles?
The most common locations for wrinkles are as follows:
1. Frown lines, also known as glabellar lines. These are the lines between the eyebrows and they are the most common area for wrinkles and are often treated to get rid of a worried or angry appearance that may come with ageing.
2. Crow’s feet refers to the lines around the eyes which are ultimately caused by years of smiling and can eventually result in an aged and tired expression.
3. Forehead lines are horizontal wrinkles which occur across the forehead below the hairline. They are a product of the effects of gravity as well as loss of elasticity in the skin.
4. Lip lines are characterised by a vertical lines which develop in the upper lip over many years and are especially common in those who have smoked.
Which non-surgical treatments are available?
Non-surgical treatments for wrinkles include prescription creams, microdermabrasion, peels and laser treatment. These can all improve the skin texture and lessen the appearance of minor wrinkles. More significant wrinkles are treated using wrinkle injections in conjunction with dermal fillers.
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