All About Wrinkles

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We all know that wrinkles are part of the aging process.  Wrinkles seem to be most prominent on parts of the skin that are often exposed to the skin such as the face, neck, forearms and hands.  Being exposed to the sun is the major factor when it comes to wrinkles.  Other factors that contribute to wrinkles include smoking and environmental exposures like dust, wind and heat.


Wrinkles are easy to spot.  They are seen as lines and creases which form in your skin.  At times, wrinkles can turn into deep crevices that appear around the eyes and mouth.


If you have wrinkles and are concerned about your skin’s appearance, you can consult a dermatologist.  They can help to come up with a skin care regimen that is personalized to your skin type and other skin factors.


There are many causes of wrinkles.  Age is the number one cause of wrinkling.  As we age, our skin becomes more fragile as well as less elastic.  The skin produces less natural oils which makes the skin much drier and causes wrinkles to appear.  Other causes of wrinkles include smoking, gender, exposure to UV rays, poor nutrition and repeated facial expressions.


There are several forms of treatments available for wrinkles.  These treatments include medications such as topical retinoids and over-the-counter wrinkles creams.  There are also surgical techniques that can be used for wrinkles like dermabrasion, laser treatments, chemical peels, Botox injection and soft tissue fillers.


Prevention is the key to not having wrinkles appear.  Prevention methods include using sunscreen when exposing your skin to the sun, using moisturizers, eating healthy and not smoking.

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