As you get older, the substances that give your skin firmness start to decline. When a person reaches a certain age, the skin becomes dry and wrinkled. In time, fine lines and wrinkles are bound to appear.
While wrinkles are common on aging skin, they may be more prominent on skin that has been through years of exposure to the sun such as the neck, face, forearms and hands. Heredity may be the reason for your skin texture and structure, but exposure to direct sunlight is the number one cause of wrinkles besides aging. Pollutants in the air and smoking may also contribute to wrinkles.
There is usually more than one cause of wrinkles. Some are preventable and some are not. Some of the most common causes are:
• Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light that speeds up the aging process by breaking down the skin’s connective tissue in the deeper layers of skin. The UV light may be natural sunlight or the light from a tanning bed.
• Aging makes every part of your body more fragile. You lose the natural oil and the skin becomes less elastic.
• Smoking is a major accelerator of the aging process. It blocks tissue repair and reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches your skin.
• Repeated facial expressions can result in wrinkles. If you squint, laugh or frown repeatedly, it will affect the structure of your face over time.
If you have unwanted fine lines and wrinkles, there are many treatment options available today to reduce their appearance or remove them altogether. When you have a consultation with our expert at Miller Medicine in Tavernier, you can learn about your options for removing wrinkles. If you haven’t developed fine lines yet, our specialist may give you prevention techniques to prolong your wrinkle-free years.
Fine lines and wrinkles develop naturally as people age. With a few simple precautions and professional treatments like BOTOX® and fillers, you may be able to keep them at bay for years. You can learn more by scheduling a consultation with us at Miller Medicine in Tavernier. Contact us today to book your appointment!