When it comes to an aging face, wrinkles can be confidently expected. While wrinkles develop at different rates and depths for each person, they are an inevitable part of your skin’s natural aging process. Understanding how and why wrinkles form can help you delay their onset or lessen their severity.
Wrinkles can occur anywhere on your body, but the facial skin is the most vulnerable This can be explained by sun exposure and facial expressions. As we age, our skin naturally gets drier and less resilient. When you combine this loss of moisture and elasticity with years of smiling, frowning and squinting, you can’t expect your skin to “bounce back” as quickly as it did in your youth. Considering the nearly unavoidable exposure to UV rays when you are outdoors, the face takes a double hit. Sun damage is one of the leading causes of accelerated lines, wrinkles and creases in the face due to the damage and dehydration that occurs on a cellular level within the skin.
Sun damage and facial expressions aren’t the only factors that influence how many wrinkles you have and how quickly you get them. There other things that can also contribute to the rate in which you lose your youthful complexions, including the following:
- Certain medications
- Environmental factors
It can be helpful to determine your risk at an early age so that you can take action sooner, which may be able to delay the onset of your wrinkles. Whether it is wearing a higher SPF or taking advantage of early Botox, there are ways in which you can slow down the unwanted development of facial wrinkles. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels are also proven treatments that can help your skin retain its moisture, elasticity and volume, which are the building blocks to younger-looking skin.
To learn more about how wrinkles form or what you can personally expect in facial aging, please call Avance Plastic Surgery. While we have countless surgical procedures to turn back the hands of time, we encourage patients to start preventing wrinkles and maintain their smooth complexion as early as possible – you’ll thank us later!