Wrinkles

 
 
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Wrinkles are folds or creases in the skin, also referred to as rhytides . These are a typical sign of aging, although the first creases often appear as a result of facial expressions. Wrinkles tend to appear on areas of the body which receive much sun exposure, such as the face and the arms.

 
 

What Causes Wrinkles?

 
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Wrinkles first form when facial muscles contract, causing the skin to crease. In a younger individual, the skin is supple and able to spring back, smoothing out the fold. During the aging process, however, the skin loses elasticity and becomes thin and dry, making creases more permanent. It is also unable to protect itself well from damage.

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Certain factors can promote wrinkling, such as:

  • Smoking and Drinking - smoking reduces blood supply to the skin and accelerates aging while alcohol dries the skin out

  • Exposure to the Sun - UV rays break down collagen and elastin, which give the skin its elasticity

  • Heredity - some families have wrinkle-prone skin in their genes

  • Skin Type - light skin is more easily damaged by overexposure to the sun

 
 

What You Can Do

 
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Finer wrinkles can be reduced with topical retinoids and over-the-counter wrinkle creams. To decrease deeper furrows or gain longer-lasting results, however, our dermatologists at Skin MD offer botulinum toxin injections. This anti-aging treatment relaxes targeted facial muscles and gives a smoother, more youthful appearance. Consult with us to find out if botox injection is just the treatment your skin needs!

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No More Worrying About Appearing Haggard

With the expert care of our Dermatologists, you’ll look youthful and timeless for that crucial presentation at the office or that romantic date with your special someone. Don’t worry about age. Let our skin specialists make you look and feel young!

 
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