What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process for a few reasons. More mature skin is less likely to retain moisture and doesn’t secrete as many nourishing oils as younger skin. Additionally, the middle layer of the skin, called the dermis, gradually thins over time. As the elastin and collagen fibers of the dermis begin to unravel, wrinkles are formed on the skin's surface.
Over time, exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light can cause premature aging to the skin in the form of wrinkles, lines, abnormal texture, and sun spots. UV light breaks down collagen fibers and promotes the production of abnormal elastin.
In healthy skin, collagen fibers are constantly being replaced, as old fibers break down and new fibers are made. Smoking significantly reduces the amount of new collagen formed in the skin, leading to deeper and more abundant wrinkles. Smokers tend to have pronounced wrinkles around their lips and mouth, and between their eyebrows.
What are Common Types of Wrinkles?
There are two main types of wrinkles: static and dynamic.
Static wrinkles occur due to gravity and a loss of elasticity. Think jowls, the wrinkles in between the nose and mouth, or the lines that may form under the inner corner of the eyes.
Dynamic wrinkles develop from repeated facial muscle movements, like the lines that may form around one’s lips from repeated straw usage.
Can Wrinkles Be Removed?
Certain in-office treatments have been shown to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Most methods require more than one treatment for optimal results.
We’ll help you navigate the different options for your desired outcome and answer any questions you may have.
How Pupila Family Eye Care Can Help!
At Pupila Family Eye Care, we provide several types of aesthetic treatments to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
We use safe, innovative and minimally-invasive technology to ensure the best outcomes that will make your skin look younger and leave you feeling confident and beautiful.
To learn more about our services and schedule your appointment, call Pupila Family Eye Care in Houston today!