Our skin changes as we age. With time, aging skin develops wrinkles, lines and furrows.
There are several factors that determine the age at which wrinkles first appear, their location, and their prominence. These include the following:
Wrinkles before and after treatment with a topical retinoid
Fine lines and wrinkles arise because of irregular thickening of the dermis and because of a decrease in the amount of water held by the epidermis. This is mainly caused by exposure to the UV radiation of sunlight and exposure to damaging chemicals, such as from smoking cigarettes.
Deeper lines or furrows are described as either “dynamic” when they appear as different muscles move, or “static” if they remain unchanged with muscle movement. Eventually, dynamic lines become static furrows. Some furrows are so common that they have been given their own names.
Wrinkle Treatment Options
There are a variety of cosmetic products, medications and procedures that can lead to younger looking skin. These are often combined for best results.
Wrinkles are a fact of life. But there are some basic measures that can prevent their premature development. These include:
Tip of the day >>Limit sweet foods to meal times and at the end of a meal have a small piece of cheese as this helps neutralise the acid that erodes the tooths enamel.
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