Wrinkles are inevitable as we get older and are a natural result of the ageing process. They are creases on the skin that come in two types, fine lines and deep furrows, and generally form on those areas that receive the most exposure to the sun; the face, neck, chest and hands.
Certain lifestyle and environmental factors, such as smoking, pollution, diet, alcohol and stress can cause wrinkles to appear sooner and become more pronounced, making you look older than you actually are. Your habitual facial expressions, which are obviously unavoidable, can also cause wrinkles, most commonly the deep horizontal lines on your forehead, the vertical creases between your eyebrows and the ‘crow’s feet’ at the side of the eyes.
Along with the above factors, genetics also play a part in the formation of wrinkles. By the age of 30, your inherited pattern for wrinkles will have started to appear. Your body’s production of collagen and elastin, two of the proteins in the dermis that provide your skin with its strength and suppleness, becomes slower the older you get, as does the skin’s rate of cellular renewal.
Beyond the age of 40, your facial muscles start to weaken, reducing the amount of support your skin receives and causing it to sag and form lines. The skin also becomes thinner and the areas around the cheeks loses fat, causing deeper wrinkles on either side of the chin.
We have a number of different treatments, and one of our team of experts will help you decide which is best suited for your particular needs during your free initial consultation.