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4 Types of Wrinkles and How to Prevent Them

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Like death and taxes, wrinkles are inevitable in life. As our chronological age rises, our face grows older too and wrinkles show the world we’ve aged with the stories of our lives etched into our complexion. While some may be more prevalent than others, wrinkles can be treated in a number of ways to reverse the signs of aging. However, adopting a proactive approach may even help prevent them from occurring in the first place.

Even if some wrinkles are unavoidable, preventative anti-wrinkle measures can certainly be practiced. Saving your skin with the help of high SPF sunscreen and minimizing sun exposure is crucial in the fight against wrinkles. Smoking cigarettes is detrimental to your skin, and is proven to create an increase in wrinkles with each year that goes by for a smoker. Protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and saying no to smoking can both work to keep your skin looking better for longer.

Getting rid of wrinkles isn’t always easy, so preventing them is key in maintaining a more youthful appearance for as long as possible. There are 4 recognizable types of wrinkles to watch for, along with different ways to keep each one at bay.

Gravitational Folds

Just as you would think from the name, these wrinkles occur over time as gravity leaves its mark on the face. As time goes on, gravitational folds become increasingly obvious. The location of gravitational folds is relative to the thickness of skin, so they’re seen more commonly in the thin areas around the eyes and in those people with a generally leaner face.

To remedy skin sagging from gravity’s unkindly pull, Reaction™ by Viora is an option that can correct the lingering effects of aging. This radiofrequency treatment restores youthfulness to the face by lifting and tightening the skin for a younger, refreshed appearance without surgery.

Permanent Elastic Creases

This type of wrinkle is prominent in skin that has been repeatedly neglected with regards to sun exposure. Being smart and wearing a high protectant sunblock can drastically lessen the probability of permanent elastic creases. The neck, cheeks, and area around the mouth are where most of these wrinkles can be found, which cigarette smoke is known for affecting as well.

Although avoiding smoking and sun exposure can definitely help to fight against these troubling wrinkles from becoming an issue, you can still remedy wrinkles that are already formed. Sun damaged skin can be healed with laser resurfacing or photofacials, and injectable wrinkle treatments can minimize existing lines.

Dynamic Expression Lines

When we express our emotions through normal facial expressions, dynamic expression lines like frown lines and crow’s feet become more obvious with age. There isn’t much we can do to prevent these unless living a life free of expression was an actual option. To refresh your face from these lines earned from days filled with love and laughter, BOTOX® can temporarily paralyze the muscles responsible, allowing wrinkles to smooth and soften.

Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids

These wrinkles can be found almost parallel to each other on the face, and are the result of the loss of collagen. Our bodies’ natural collagen production decreases with age, causing the skin’s texture to become less firm and resilient, which in turn allows wrinkles to set in.

Laser rejuvenation can help improve your skin by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen production process. In response, lines and wrinkles can diminish, and you should see a change in skin tone and texture for a youthful, glowing appearance again.

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