What Causes Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Wrinkles and fine lines are caused by a combination of repetitive facial movements, skin laxity, and a loss of collagen. Together these factors cause lines and folds to become more prominent. As we age, our bodies lose elastin and collagen (which keeps our skin hydrated, firm, and elastic). With repeated facial expressions over time, it becomes harder and harder for our skin to return to its original “expressionless” state. As a result of aging skin, crow’s feet and frown lines develop, and nasolabial folds become more prominent.
What Are Crow’s Feet?
Crow’s feet, also known as laugh or smile lines, are the lines around the outer corner of the eye. These lines appear typically in our early 30s, (or earlier without an effective skin care regimen). These inevitable lines appear as we age.
What Are Frown Lines?
Also known as the 11’s, frown lines are the creases between the brows. Often, these unwanted lines also appear above the eyebrow and around the eyes.
What Are Nasolabial Folds?
The nasolabial folds are the deep lines located between the corners of the mouth and the nose. As we lose volume in our face, these folds become more prominent and noticeable.
What Is the Difference Between Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Fine lines indicate the beginning of the skin’s aging process. They are shallow, small, and may be difficult to detect at first. Fine lines are often associated with repetitive facial movements, such as laughing, frowning, smiling, or squinting. Because they are still superficial, they respond to treatments much faster than deeper wrinkles do.
Wrinkles form when fine lines aren’t addressed. As a result, the fine lines deepen and progress into facial folds and wrinkles. Wrinkles also tend to form in different areas of the face and neck, whereas fine lines frequently form around the eyes and mouth.
How Does Dr. Elain Treat Wrinkles?
Dr. Elain treats wrinkles with microneedling and CIT skin therapy. These are two of the most effective and popular treatments for fine lines and wrinkles. Both treatments stimulate new collagen and elastin production. This new collagen and elastin will significantly improve the look of your skin and cause your fine lines to fade. Schedule with Dr. Elain to get a custom treatment plan.
Request an Appointment In Irvine, California
Request an appointment with Dr. Elain today for rejuvenated skin. To reduce your wrinkles and fine lines without resorting to cosmetic surgery, call (714) 556-8664 or request an appointment online using the form below. We look forward to seeing you!