Fine lines and wrinkles are one of the first signs of aging. Some of the most common types include nasolabial folds, marionette lines, crow’s feet, and glabellar lines. Fine lines and wrinkles can appear as early as age 30 for some patients, and whether you experience early aging can be dependent on a variety of factors.
Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging. As you age, your body’s cellular processes begin to slow down – including collagen production. Collagen and elastin normally form a supportive matrix under the skin. When it begins to break down, the skin loses its youthful support and begins to succumb to gravity, creasing and folding on itself. The visible result is fine lines and wrinkles in areas like the mid and lower face.
Fine lines and wrinkles can also be caused by facial expressions and muscle movements. These types of fine lines are sometimes called dynamic wrinkles. They occur over time because the skin regularly creases and wears down the underlying collagen. They most commonly occur in the upper face around the eyes and brows.
Some factors can make your skin more susceptible to fine lines and wrinkles. This can include genetics as well as lifestyle habits like sunscreen use, smoking, or dryness.
Fine lines and wrinkles are easily treated when they’re at a mild or moderate stage. They often respond best to a combination approach, and our team can help you create a customized treatment package with our best options.
Neuromodulators like Botox® are the most effective treatments for dynamic wrinkles. They can both prevent and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the upper face like crow’s feet, brow lines, and glabellar lines by blocking muscle movements. This process still allows you to express naturally – it simply prevents creasing that can contribute to fine lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the mid and lower face. They act similarly to collagen by restoring support to the deeper layers of the skin. They’re a quick and effective option for nasolabial lines, marionette lines, and more.
RF (radiofrequency) microneedling is a twofold approach to fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling works by boosting collagen production in the skin to restore youthful support. At the same time, radiofrequency energy can generate gentle heat and contract existing collagen. The result is a “shrinkwrap” effect that tightens skin and reduces the appearance of sagging and wrinkling.
Medical-grade skincare products like retinol are one of the best ways to maintain youthful skin and the results of your professional treatments. Our team can help you select the right products for your anti-aging goals from our selection.
Most patients benefit from an initial package of treatments, but the best way to maintain youthful skin is by continually boosting collagen with stimulating treatments like microneedling. Additionally, make sure to wear SPF 30+ daily and keep your skin moisturized. Finally, stop smoking and tanning and incorporate retinol into your daily at-home skincare regimen. Our team will give you a complete schedule of treatments and instructions on how to get the most out of your anti-aging regimen.
At Grace and Grey Spa, we combine state-of-the-art medical procedures with scientifically proven skincare products and treatments so all of our patients look & feel their very best.