Fine Lines Toronto
Creased Skin Treatment
With age and the cumulative effects of sun exposure and lifestyle habits, the skin becomes creased. These creases are known as wrinkles and can vary in severity. Those measuring from under 1 mm in width are known as fine lines or fine wrinkles, while anything over that are referred to as coarse wrinkles.
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Getting Rid of Fine Lines & Wrinkles is Both Safe and Easy
Wrinkles and fine lines can develop due to intrinsic or extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors include aging, weight and hormones while extrinsic factors include exposure to UV and cigarette smoke. While it can be difficult to control such things as aging, healthy lifestyle habits can help reduce causes related to extrinsic factors.
The skin succumbs to these factors, becoming thinner, less elastic and more fragile. Skin laxity develops. That is how creases and other complexion issues develop. Your skin type also contributes to the rate at which visible signs of aging develop.
When their skin starts giving away the secret of their age, many people turn to our dermatologists for natural-looking rejuvenation. Wrinkles and fine lines are among the most common complaints with aging. Static wrinkles are present when you’re not moving while dynamic wrinkles can occur with movement such as frowning or squinting. Many of our products and procedures can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as stimulate collagen production and prevent the development of deeper lines on the face, neck, chest and hands.
There are some lifestyle habits that contribute more to the development of wrinkles and fine lines than others. Smoking is one of these habits. Multiple medical studies have shown that wrinkles, on the face in particular, were more commonly found in smokers than in non-smokers. Lifelong smokers were also found to be at twice the risk of developing moderate to severe wrinkles than those who smoked for a shorter period.
Cigarettes contain harmful chemicals that not only damage the vital building blocks in your skin, collagen and elastin, but also constrict blood circulation. With compromised blood circulation, your skin is unable to get the nutrients it needs to remain in optimal form. Repeated actions while you smoke, such as squinting and pursing the lips, can also lead to permanent wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.
Wrinkles and Fine Lines Treatment FAQ
There are several types of treatments for wrinkles. Botox smoothes away wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that create the wrinkles in the first place, and dermal fillers plump up the skin. Laser based technologies work by boosting collagen production to restructure the skin at the cellular level. Microdermabrasion can exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin and kickstart collagen production. Therefore, the most suitable treatment for you is based on your skin and goals, as assessed by one of our board certified dermatologists.
Prevention is the best way to treat wrinkles. However, once they've formed wrinkles can be controlled by keeping your skin moisturized and protected from UV exposure, consuming a diet rich in antioxidants and following healthy habits (such as avoiding smoking, tanning and drinking too much alcohol).
It is possible to reverse wrinkles with a medical aesthetic treatment, such as Botox or Micro-Focused Ultrasound with Visualization. These treatments are designed to smooth away wrinkles, temporarily. Factors such as aging and UV exposure can undo results and create new wrinkles.
Wrinkles can be "filled in" with dermal fillers. These are injectable products that add hyaluronic acid or another natural substance into the skin to plump it up and smooth away wrinkles. They can also encourage collagen production to restore the youthfulness of your skin at the cellular level.
While hydration is absolutely essential for our body to function properly, oral hydration has no direct link to your skin's hydration. It is a very commonly propagated myth that we should drink a lot of water to maintain hydrated skin.
It is possible for wrinkles to appear overnight. These may be caused by side sleeping or sleeping on your stomach, with your face pressed into the pillow. Because of the pressure on your face, your skin creases and in the morning, wrinkles appear. By the end of the day, these wrinkles tend to gradually smooth out. However, without intervention, those wrinkles can become permanent.
Repeatedly sleeping on your front or side can create permanent wrinkles on your face. This is because your skin decreases in elasticity and suppleness with age, making it more difficult to smooth away temporary (or dynamic) wrinkles. As a result, dynamic wrinkles become static wrinkles.
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