Lines & Wrinkles

What you think are great lines, she believes are premature wrinkles!!

One day you look in the mirror and study those lines that furrow your brow and forehead and wonder: Where did they come from?

Is it just ageing? Too much sun? Too much stress? In general, how skin ages and wrinkles is a complex process. It isn’t just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, damage caused by free radicals, and so on; it’s a combination of many factors.

The Anatomy of the Wrinkle

Every wrinkle has two components, static and dynamic. Static wrinkles are seen in the very elderly and may need a filler like Restylane. The dynamic wrinkles are seen in the ages of 30-60 and respond very well to Botox.

The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar lines) or the laughter lines actually result from recurrent muscle movement over time. You may have heard the expression “wearing your emotions on your sleeve,” but in reality, you wear them on your face. If you’re angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you’re frowning.

After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines and laughter lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men’s, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.

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