What Causes Wrinkles?


combating wrinklesAging—right? Yes, fine lines and wrinkles do appear as we age, but that’s not the only reason a person gets wrinkles. Other factors also play a part, such as:
  • Exposure to UV light: Sun exposure breaks down the collagen, which is critical to elasticity.
  • Bad habits: Drinking and smoking on a regular basis can do damage to the skin because smoking accelerates the aging process, and alcohol dehydrates you.
  • Losing sleep: Not catching those Z’s can cause your body to produce too much cortisol, which can lead to collagen breaking down.
  • Repetitive facial movements: Constant movement of your facial muscles can wear them down, causing grooves to appear underneath the skin.
 

How Professionals Help Treat Wrinkles 

At Rosenman & Leventhal, we offer an arsenal of wrinkle treatments that can bring back that lustrous and youthful skin. Common treatments for fine lines and wrinkles include:
  • Moisturizers
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Botox
  • Dermal fillers
 

How to Reduce Wrinkles

While aging is a factor that you can’t control, there are ways you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Stay hydrated
  • Stay well-rested
  • Don’t smoke
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Moisturize
  • Stay stress-free
  • Eat healthy
 
Over time, these skin tactics may produce the results you want. If not, maybe it’s time to visit the dermatologist for a professional opinion and non-surgical treatment options, such as Botox.
 
Contact our office for more information about wrinkle treatments. What skin tactics do you use to get a more youthful look? We look forward to hearing from you!