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What Are Fine Lines & WRinkles?

Wrinkles are creases, folds or ridges in the skin. They normally appear as people get older but they can also develop after spending a long time in water.
The first wrinkles to appear on a person’s face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions

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What are Fine Lines & Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are creases, folds or ridges in the skin. They normally appear as people get older, but they can also develop after spending a long time in water.
The first wrinkles to appear on a person’s face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions.

Sun damage, smoking, dehydration, some medications, and environmental and genetic factors affect when and where people will develop wrinkles.

Most wrinkles tend to appear in the parts of the body which receive the most sun exposure, especially the face and neck, the back of the hands, and the arms

How do we diagnose skin laxity?

Did you know that not all wrinkles are created equal?

It was traditionally believed that wrinkles fall into just two categories

Dynamic Wrinkles – those lines that result from repeated facial movements such as smiling forming creases in the skin.

Static Wrinkles – the lines that occur from your skin losing elasticity and collagen and it eventually sags.

However, researchers at the University Hospital of Liege, Belgium have identified four different types of wrinkles

Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids – sun damage related. These wrinkles are those little parallel lines that disappear when your skin is stretched taut.They can occur on your face, or anywhere on your body, Think of those little wrinkles you may have on your chest.

Make sure you wear daily sun protection, especially on your face, neck and chest, as well as other exposed areas

Permanent Elastic Creases, like those lines you get around your lips from repeatedly pursing your mouth and show up on our cheeks, upper lip, and the base of our necks.Smoking is also a big factor in deepening these creases and repeated sun exposure can make these lines worse.

Dynamic Expression Lines. These fun lines are the ones I mentioned up top that you get from repeated facial muscle movements that cause creases in the skin and, eventually, become permanent. They usually show up around the mouth, eyes and forehead. You get these lines from, basically, living your life and being a human being. They’re like a collection of little moments from every time you’ve squinted on a sunny day, laughed at an inside joke, or frowned when a character gets killed off on your favorite show.

Gravitational Folds. These wrinkles occur naturally with age as our skin loses structure and starts to fold and sag. Researchers found that these lines are more apparent on a lean face with thinner skin and that a plumper face with thicker skin will show less of these types of folds.

How do we prevent fine lines & wrinkles?
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Use a good moisturizer
  • Do not smoke
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Get adequate hours of sleep each night