Wrinkles are folds and creases on the skin and are a natural part of the aging process. Facial expressions are the primary cause of facial wrinkles. Environmental factors such as sun damage, smoking, dehydration and certain medications also contribute to the aging process. Aging skin also tends to become thinner, drier and looses its elasticity.
Smoking increases the rate of aging by reducing the blood supply to the skin, causing the skin to become dry. Patients with lighter skin tones also experience aging a lot faster, since lighter skin tone is more prone to sun damage. Genetic factors also play a key factor in the aging process. Facial expressions, such as constant frowning, smiling and squinting creates a groove in the epidermis, overtime creating a deep facial wrinkles.
Prevention is usually the best treatment for deep facial wrinkles. A strong sun block containing zinc and titanium dioxide will help prevent photo aging by protecting the skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays. Botox is also an amazing treatment to prevent facial wrinkles associated with facial expressions such as squinting and frowning. Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles between the eyebrows, forehead, and crows feet around the eyes. Both Botox and Juvederm treatments are used to restore volume in areas such as smile lines, marionette lines, checks, temples, and under neigh the eyes. For a more aggressive treatment, some clients choose to undergo a fractional skin resurfacing procedure. The CO2 laser accelerates and stimulates collagen production to restore the skin back to its youth appearance while also breaking down sun damage caused by the sun. Fraxel laser treatments, also known as laser skin resurfacing can truly make a difference in treating premature aging signs.
To find out more about deep facial wrinkles in San Diego and Carlsbad, call Avalon Laser today.