Fine lines and wrinkles are one of the most common complaints of aging. They can begin to appear as early as our 20’s and can make us appear tired or angry and older than we feel. Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. As these fibers break down, the skin begins to lose its strength and elasticity causing fine lines and wrinkles to begin to appear. Most people first notice fine lines and wrinkles on their foreheads and around their eyes and mouth. Age, lifestyle, genetics and repeated expressions are all to blame, but research shows that sun damage from harmful UVA and UVB rays is the largest contributing factor.
HOW WE TREAT THEM
Prevention plays the most important role in the battle against fine lines and wrinkles. Daily use of antioxidant serums and sunscreen with an SPF of 45 or higher, keeping skin well hydrated and not smoking can keep skin healthy and smooth.
Corrective treatments for existing fine lines and wrinkles include a combination of Botox® and Dermal fillers that help to eliminate existing lines and laser treatments and peels that remove damaged surface layers and stimulate the formation of new collagen. As dermatologists, both Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen specialize in the treatment and prevention of fine lines and wrinkles and can design a treatment plan suited to your unique aging concerns.