All About Wrinkles

All About Wrinkles

By Dr. Shannak Patel , Dermatology

wrinkles are one of the most predictable signs of aging . The rate at which the skin cells divide increases with age; as a result, the underlying layer begins to thin. Therefore, the structure and elasticity of the skin are compromised. Aging skin also reduces the ability of the skin to retain moisture and produce less oil.


The causes of wrinkles include:

  1. facial muscle contractions: Wrinkles They are produced from facial muscle contractions usually limited to the corner of the eyes of a person or between the eyebrows. common expressions such as smiling and frowning can make these wrinkles even more prominent.
  2. Smoking :. Collagen (basic component of the skin) is an important part of the skin and smoking inhibits its production, leading to wrinkles
  3. The sun damage :. Excessive exposure to direct sunlight can cause wrinkles


Some treatments and cosmetic procedures that can be used for wrinkle treatment include:

Botox: Botox, or botulinum toxin, is an injection that paralyzes the muscles responsible for the appearance of fine lines ” on the forehead, fine lines around the eyes and other forms of wrinkles. The effect of Botox injections last for several months and they need to be repeated to get the best results.

ablative lasers :. This is a technique in which lasers are used to remove wrinkles by lifting the outer layer of the skin, thereby improving the rigidity of collagen

Fillers :. Wrinkles can be flattened with fillers such as lactic acid, collagen, calcium and hyaluronic acid

Hydration and skin care: skin hydration can be useful to remove fine wrinkles; by the fact that hydration reduces cracks and breaks in the skin. Hydration of the skin is possible using creams containing any of the following :. Vitamin A acid (topical cream used in the treatment of acne), antioxidants or alpha-hydroxy acids

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