Growing old is a universal process and sooner or later everyone will have fine lines and wrinkles. But you don’t necessarily need to give in or give up.
There are various cosmetic options available to treat fine lines and wrinkles, and because knowledge is power, it may be helpful to have a bit of information on wrinkles and lines before you decide on one of our treatment options.
- Ultraviolet radiation from years of cumulative sun exposure is one of the primary causes of the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Other factors that can influence the creation of facial lines and wrinkles are genetics, extreme fat or weight loss, dry climates, frequent muscle contractions and even some nutritional deficiencies.
- Lines are finer than wrinkles and are a result of repeated facial expressions such as smiling, frowning or squinting.
- Fine lines do not usually form in younger people because they still have sufficient amounts of collagen and elastin to help their skin snap back into place.
- It’s very common for a fine line to eventually turn into a deep wrinkle.
- Wrinkles are thicker, deeper and are much more noticeable than lines. Often, they are a result of long periods of unprotected sun exposure.
- Wrinkles begin when there is a significant reduction in the levels of collagen and elastin in your skin. These naturally occurring proteins are responsible for supporting your skin. Unfortunately, they decrease with age.
- With the passage of time, the other supporting structures of your skin, the ligaments, muscles and bones, weaken, making your skin loose and prone to wrinkling and sagging.
Aging is inevitable, but there are things you can do to slow its signs.
Call our office for a consultation appointment with Dr. Silverman to discuss the facial rejuvenation treatment options he offers, such as Botox and Dysport and Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane: (617) 965-9500.