Wrinkles are creases and folds in the skin. Wrinkles usually form when our skin loses collagen elasticity with age and environmental damage. Wrinkles appear mainly on parts of the body where there is most sun exposure especially on the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs.
The first wrinkles to appear on a person is usually on the face and around the eyes as a result of animated facial expressions. Other factors that contribute to early development of wrinkles include sun damage, excessive drinking and smoking, some medication, genetic factors, and environmental reasons.
Most of the time, wrinkles develop because of aging and sun damage. As people become older, their skin become drier, thinner, and less elastic. The body does not produce collagen and elastin as quickly as before. Exposure to UV breaks down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin and cause them to become weaker and less elastic. When that happens, the skin starts to droop and causes folds and creases.
While wrinkles and fine lines are part of the natural aging process, they make a person look tired and unattractive, especially for women. Although you can prevent premature aging by avoiding extended exposure to the sun and taking care of your skin, wrinkles and fine lines will appear on your face when your collagen production starts to slow down over time.
Know Your Problems
- Wrinkles and fine lines can appear as early as in your 20s. The first lines you see are probably across your forehead or around your eyes.
- Wrinkles can appear because some people tend to be more expressive which may overwork the muscles on the face.
- Medical aesthetic treatment can significantly delay signs of premature aging and restore a more youthful appearance. Through a well-thought-out anti-aging strategy by your doctor, you will be able to achieve and maintain a more youthful appearance.