Understanding and Preventing Wrinkles

Rhytid is the technical term for a wrinkle. For all intents and purposes a wrinkle is a line, crease or fold in the skin. Most wrinkles are found on the face, neck and hands, though they can occur on any part of the body. There are two different type of wrinkles.

Dynamic wrinkles are usually caused by the twists, turns and folds created by our facial expressions and turns of the head or neck.

Static wrinkles are not associated directly with motion or expression. They are most often caused by sun exposure, a reduction of collagen associated with age or the general case of skin aging. Static wrinkles can also be caused by the after effects of smoking and tobacco use. If you smoke, you should talk to your primary physician to find a cessation program that is right for you.

Wearing an antioxidant sunblock when you go outside for any significant amount of time will greatly help reduce skin aging and static wrinkles.

Using an exfoliating cream with retinol or talking to your cosmetic surgeon about Retin-A products or a microdermabrasion procedure can also help reduce the impact of wrinkles.

A balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables with a high amount of vitamins A, C and E will help provide your skin cells with antioxidant compounds the key nutrients that are important for skin health.

If you have questions about how to prevent or reduce the impact of wrinkles, please feel free to call us at 866.234.0470 to schedule an appointment.

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