As we age we will all begin to experience the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to some degree.
As we mature, the collagen and elastin levels within the skin begin to deteriorate. These essential proteins are responsible for keeping our skin plump, lifted, and tight. Skin laxity (loose skin) on the face begins to occur when the elasticity in our skin has become compromised. This can lead to sagging and pulling of the skin downward which increases the appearance of wrinkles formed by the tension on the skin.
Some of us are more affected than others by lines and wrinkles, and this is due to a number of factors.
Our genetics will largely determine how well we age, but environmental and lifestyle factors will have an impact on this also. Those of us who have long-term exposure to the sun, whether this is through choice (sunbathing) or necessity (working outside), will be more greatly affected by facial lines and wrinkles. This is because UV rays break down the collagen and elastin in our skin, and these fibers are integral to the formation of the skin’s connective tissues.
Located below the skin’s surface, they help to support the skin and maintain a good facial structure. When this layer is weakened, lines and wrinkles will appear.
Repeated movements like the pursing of our lips through smoking will cause small lines around the mouth which are commonly referred to as smokers lines. The same effect occurs when we possess an expressive face, through movements like smiling and frowning. Each time we use our facial muscles for any reason, small grooves begin to form under the skin and when our natural production of collagen and elastin is reduced and we are of an age whereby the skin has started to lose its ability to ‘bounce back’, these grooves will present themselves as wrinkles.
Softening the appearance of these creases can be achieved through the use of dermal fillers or Botulinum Toxin. Depending on the concerning area the experts at Paradise Aesthetic Clinic can recommend the best course of action and devise a personalised plan to suit you.