As you age, your skin loses the elasticity that keeps it firm and tight, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Smoother, firmer skin is possible at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California in Covina, California, where Antonious Abraham, PA-C, and the dermatology specialists use lasers, injectables, medical-grade skin care, and other nonsurgical treatments to smooth wrinkles and restore the skin’s youthful vitality. Call the dermatology center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
Wrinkles are lines that form in the skin with age. They can appear nearly anywhere on the body but are especially prominent around the forehead, eyes, and mouth. Fine lines and wrinkles usually deepen as you age, but early intervention can help slow their progression.
The experienced dermatologists at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California offer multiple treatments to soften wrinkles and promote youthful-looking skin.
Wrinkles develop when the skin loses collagen, elastin, and volume. Collagen and elastin are proteins in the body’s connective tissues that keep the skin tight and responsive. While these proteins are abundant in youth, their production slows around age 30 and causes wrinkles to form.
Collagen and elastin also provide structure for the fat and volume in your skin. As they decline, gravity takes over, leading to deeper wrinkles and sagging skin.
The laser and Dermatology Institute of California treats the two most common types of wrinkles:
Dynamic wrinkles form from expression and repeated muscle movement. Smiling, frowning, squinting, and furrowing your eyebrows can cause dynamic wrinkles in your face's upper half.
Static wrinkles are the result of volume loss. While dynamic wrinkles may soften when you stop making certain facial expressions, static lines are visible even when your face is at rest. These creases commonly occur in the lower half of the face, particularly around the mouth and jawline.
Everybody gets wrinkles, but some lifestyle and environmental factors can cause premature aging, including:
Working outdoors can also increase your risk of premature aging.
The laser and Dermatology Institute of California carries multiple lasers, radiofrequency (RF) devices, and injectables to resurface the skin and smooth lines and wrinkles. Popular wrinkle reduction treatments include:
After an initial cosmetic consultation, your dermatologist can create a personalized skin care plan that targets your needs.
Taking preventive steps to protect your skin can delay your need for professional treatments. To prevent wrinkles, you should:
Your dermatologist may also recommend investing in protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, hats, and sunglasses.
Call the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California today or schedule an appointment online to enjoy smoother, younger-looking skin.