Wrinkles are a normal part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you can’t slow the process and stay looking younger longer. The skin consists of a number of layers. The outer layer, known as the dermis, begins to lose its elasticity as you grow older. The network that supports skin weakens, as well, so it starts to sag. Aging skin also is less able to hold moisture.
Facial expressions like a smile or a frown cause indentations in the skin. When you are younger and your skin is more supple, it bounces right back. With aging, these creases turn into lines that do not disappear without some type of wrinkle treatment.
Tanning causes the skin to age earlier than normal. It damages that outer layer, so the effect is the same as aging. That is why people who spend hours in the sun without protection develop wrinkles sooner than most.
Smoking has a similar effect. Smokers produce less collagen, which is essential to maintaining the structure of skin.
It will start with the doctor evaluating the health of your skin and making recommendations. The doctor will also treat any underlying conditions adding to the problem such as acne. Treatment options include:
In some cases, a combination of wrinkle treatments is necessary to enhance your youthful appearance and improve your skin health.
We accept all PPO insurance plans and Medicare. If you have any questions regarding insurance plans, please call our office.
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