Facial lines and wrinkles: causes and methods of elimination
The delicate skin of the face is constantly exposed to external and internal factors, which do not affect its condition in the best way. Sun exposure, dry, dirty air, poor ecology, smoking, irregular rhythm of life, stress, and aging are factors that eventually affect the face, leaving subtle or deep marks in the form of facial lines. With age, the question of how to remove facial lines becomes more and more relevant.
What causes the appearance of facial lines?
Facial lines are longitudinal or transverse folds that appear as a result of frequent muscle contraction (mimic) and due to a lack of collagen or damage to elastin fibers (age-related). Collagen and elastin are responsible for the condition of the dermis, its appearance, elasticity, and firmness.
Many mistakenly believe that the appearance of folds and creases is associated only with aging or they are age-related changes only. Indeed, with age, the production of collagen and elastin in the body decreases, which leads to natural skin aging.
However, in addition to age-related changes, the state of the dermis is influenced by external, internal, and genetic factors.
Facial lines’ appearance due to external factors
Internal causes and genetic factors of facial lines
Wrong lifestyle. Frequent lack of sleep, sudden weight and diet changes, a passive lifestyle, and lack of physical activity – all lead to hormonal imbalance, deterioration of metabolism, and blood supply, and rapid skin aging.
Bad habits. Smoking and excessive consumption of sweets, coffee, and alcohol reduce the body’s ability to regenerate, while the passion for tanning and solarium provokes dryness of the epidermis.
Improper care, use of poor quality cosmetics. Poor-quality cleansers, whitening products, and the wrong homemade masks can systematically dry out the skin and provoke its vulnerability.
Bad ecology is an invisible enemy of the body. Polluted air and water cause peeling, itching, hyperpigmentation, and dehydration of the skin. Constant contact with free radicals reduces the amount of collagen and elastin, which inevitably leads to early aging and the appearance of facial lines.
Temperament, personality, and too-active facial expressions can cause premature facial lines, which eventually turn into deep wrinkles. These irregularities are especially active around the eyes, lips, nose, and forehead.
Metabolic disorders, chronic diseases, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, and malocclusion – all cause the deepening of the oral, nasolabial folds, and grooves between the eyebrows.
Hormonal disorders – hormonal imbalance provokes a decrease in the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. All these, in turn, negatively affect the elasticity, density, and appearance of the skin tissue. Atrophy of the epidermis, thinning of fatty tissue, and loss of clarity of the oval of the face cause the appearance of new folds and creases.
How to get rid of facial lines?
Prevention of the appearance of facial lines begins with skincare, and a proper lifestyle, which involves:
- An active, healthy rhythm of life – proper nutrition, giving up bad habits, proper sleep, and various types of physical activities (gymnastics, sports, hiking)
- Treatment of chronic diseases
- Application of cosmetic procedures
- Care at home
- Medspa treatments
Aestheticians will help to quickly remove wrinkles, and slow down their further appearance. An experienced cosmetologist will determine the cause of wrinkles, and select an effective method or a set of procedures aimed at smoothing them.
Benefits of cosmetic procedures for facial lines:
- quick result;
- long-lasting effect;
- professional approach;
- use of modern equipment.
Cosmetic procedures to help eliminate and prevent the appearance of facial lines
Dysport for lines between eyebrows
Botox for forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet
Dysport is an injection treatment that improves the facial lines between eyebrows (frown lines) and can treat even medical conditions like dystonia and severe muscle spasms.
This non-invasive procedure temporarily decreases muscle movement in the target areas to soften the appearance of glabellar lines, the vertical wrinkles most prominent on your forehead in between your eyebrows.
Dysport has a long track record of safety and efficacy in reducing the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, and even in preventing the formation of dynamic wrinkles.
Botox is an FDA-approved prescription medicine effective for temporarily treating facial lines and wrinkles.
Botox reduces the appearance of lines on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox injections relax facial muscles, giving you a more youthful appearance. Botox can also be used to stop excessive sweating, a condition called Hyperhydrosis.
Dermal fillers to eliminate uneven lines
Chemical peels for wrinkles caused by aging
Dermal fillers are injections that eliminate wrinkles and uneven facial lines on your face. There are several types of dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are mainly used around the eyes, mouth, and nose. This common cosmetic procedure usually produces immediate results and can last for months or years.
Chemical peels are an effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles caused by aging. Chemical peels can be applied to the face, neck, or hands.
For a superficial chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the skin to cause blisters. Eventually, the outermost layer is shed, and the dull outer layer is replaced by smoother, younger-looking skin underneath.
Wrinkles treatment via Morpheus8
Morpheus8 is a cutting-edge technology that uses radiofrequency, microneedling, and fractional treatments to tighten and improve the skin. As tiny needles penetrate the skin, tissues within the micro-injuries are heated, causing the stimulation of collagen production.
As collagen begins to produce, it naturally rejuvenates the skin and reduces the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, as well as other things, like scars, stretch marks, and large pores, for a smooth and silky appearance and a refreshed look.
Sculptra treatment is an FDA-approved dermal filler that reduces facial lines and wrinkles, restores facial volume, and helps to boost new collagen production in the face and body. Sculptra is composed of poly-L-lactic acid which gradually stimulates collagen production and improves the skin’s overall elasticity. This increase in collagen leads to a more natural, beautiful, and youthful appearance.
Sculptra is a non-invasive injectable that can improve the look of your face without the need for an invasive facelift that a plastic surgeon might offer.
These procedures are selected individually, which allows you to quickly and permanently eliminate skin imperfections.
Methods of prevention and elimination of facial lines at home
You can also fight wrinkles at home. To do this, you need to be patient and don’t expect instant results. You can get rid of wrinkles at home if you:
- systematically perform special facial exercises;
- engage in self-massage;
- use foods rich in proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants;
- take care of the skin using good skincare products; nourishing oils based on almonds, and apricot kernels; moisturizing masks; creams containing retinol, and vitamins E and C.
In order not to provoke the appearance of new creases or the deepening of wrinkles, it is necessary to use anti-wrinkle products, taking into account the individual characteristics and tolerance of the body.
Timely care and a positive attitude will help to preserve youth and beauty for a long time, and specialists will quickly and painlessly get rid of minor imperfections and skin problems.