At some point in life, everyone will begin to see wrinkles and fine lines developing. As cosmetic dermatology advances, wrinkle treatments are more effective than ever. At West Sound Dermatology, our team helps Poulsbo patients achieve their healthiest and most youthful-looking skin possible.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are caused by a lack of collagen and elastin in the skin as well as volume loss over time. As people age, collagen and elastin production naturally slows and fat storage in the face shifts. These factors can be exacerbated by damage from environmental or lifestyle factors like sun exposure or smoking. Frequent movement from facial expressions such as squinting, smiling or frowning can also result in wrinkles such as crow’s feet or horizontal forehead lines.
Wrinkle Prevention and Treatment
Several treatment options are available to help reduce wrinkles. Injectables are among the most popular treatments. Neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport soften wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause facial expressions such as squinting or frowning. Dermal fillers like Restylane or RHA add natural-looking volume to areas like the cheeks or near the mouth to essentially fill in wrinkles.
Other in-office treatment options include chemical peels, microneedling, or laser treatments. Each of these treatments uses varying types of technology to boost collagen production in the skin. This creates a naturally youthful appearance with reduced wrinkles.
Preventing new or worsening wrinkles requires an appropriate skincare regimen. Your provider can recommend products that will work best for your skin type to maintain a healthy and youthful appearance.