What Causes Wrinkles? | 3 Things to Watch Out For

Think wrinkles are just an inevitable part of growing older?  You’re only partially right!

Yes, wrinkle formation is a part of the natural aging process.  But, did you know there are several factors that can hasten the process?  Our skin says a lot about us.  Make sure yours is saying the right thing.

Worried about wrinkles?  Here are 3 Things to Watch Out For:

  1. The Sun. UV radiation is probably the number-one culprit when it comes to facial wrinkles.  This includes not just exposure to the sun, but indoor tanning beds as well.  So, what’s happening here?  UV radiation damages your skin’s collagen and elastin.  These are the proteins that keep your skin “springy.”  What does that spell for your appearance?  Wrinkles.
  2. Smoking. Beyond the obvious health risks, smoking can also cause serious premature aging.  In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow.”
  3. Diet. There’s been a lot of research lately on the connection between diet and facial wrinkles.  In fact, Elle Magazine recently ran a feature on the ways sugar can influence our appearance.  As Elle puts it, “When you have sugar molecules in your system, they bombard the body’s cells like a meteor shower—glomming onto fats and proteins.” Similar to overexposure to the sun, this can ultimately affect your skin’s vital collagen and protein.

Wrinkle Treatments

Of course, no matter how careful you are, wrinkles can affect you.  These pesky facial creases can not only take a toll on your appearance, but your confidence and self esteem.  Thankfully, cosmetic medicine offers a host of solutions.  The most popular, by far, would be BOTOX®.

While many people have heard of BOTOX Injections before, not everyone knows the whole story.  Think of BOTOX as essentially a muscle relaxer.  Unlike fillers that fill in creases and add volume to the face, BOTOX works to prevent creases from forming.  It is especially effective at treating intermittent creases such as crow’s feet, frown lines and smile lines.  A simple procedure, yes, but the results can be simply dramatic.

BOTOX on Long Island

To learn more about BOTOX and what it can do for you, we encourage you to contact us today.  Our offices are located in Huntington Station, serving Long Island.  Schedule your appointment at (631) 424-6707.  We look forward to meeting you.

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