What Are Fine Lines & Wrinkles?
Fine lines and wrinkles are one of the most common complaints of aging. They can be noticed as early as our 20s and can make us look tired or angry and older than we feel.
Both of these concerns are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. As its fibres 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.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles Treatments
Prevention plays the most important role when trying to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the future. 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 facial 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.