Understanding Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Posted on December 1, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
Starting in our 20s, collagen production gradually declines. With fewer reserves of healthy collagen and elastin, our skin becomes increasingly fragile and more susceptible to damage from both internal and external factors.
For instance, our faces begin to show the wear and tear from the muscle activity related to smiling and squinting. Fine lines and wrinkles first make their appearance in areas of the face that experience the most muscle movement, and the creases become more prominent as we mature. We will break down four of the primary types of wrinkles to help you understand better how they are formed.
- Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
These wrinkles appear as fine lines on the skin, and the lines often run parallel to each other. Skin tightening can greatly improve the appearance of this type of wrinkles because the treatment works by stimulating collagen production.
- Permanent Elastic Creases
The creases are permanently etched into the skin as a result of years of repeated facial movements. We have found that the best way to treat this type of wrinkles is with dermal fillers injections, which will help plump up the skin and create a more youthful facial contour.
- Dynamic Expression Lines
Botox is one of the most effective treatments available today to both treat and prevent this type of wrinkles. Botox will create a softer and more relaxed facial appearance, but it’s important to seek out a qualified professional to administer this treatment. Botox is a very powerful injectable medication, and you need an experienced clinician who understands the product as well as your facial anatomy if you want the most natural-looking results.
- Gravitational Folds
These folds are caused by gravity, and the furrows deepen and become more pronounced as you age. We recommend applying facial and décolleté creams in an upward motion to avoid worsening the problem of downward pressure our skin regularly faces.
Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.