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Types and Causes of Wrinkles

Types and Causes of Wrinkles

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Wrinkles. They’re inevitable, and we all get them as we grow older. It’s a natural part of ageing, but what really causes them? Women start to worry about signs of ageing around the age of 29, and fine lines are the first thing women tend to notice. Did you know that there are different types of wrinkles? But not to worry, here is a breakdown of these wrinkles, what causes them, and tips on how to prevent them so you can have healthy and youthful skin for years to come.

It was traditionally believed that wrinkles fell into just two categories:

Dynamic Wrinkles – Those lines that result from repeated facial movements (such as smiling) that form creases in the skin.

Static Wrinkles – The lines that occur from your skin losing elasticity and collagen, and that eventually sag.

There are actually four different types of wrinkles, with each type of wrinkle having its own internal and external causes.

1. Atrophic crinkling rhytids

These wrinkles are those little parallel lines that disappear when your skin is stretched taut. They can occur on your face or anywhere on your body when you lose collagen and elasticity, which leads to the sagging of skin. The main cause of this type of wrinkle is sun damage. UV exposure unleashes free radicals in our skin that break down the building blocks that give our skin firmness and structure, collagen, and elastin. To prevent these types of wrinkles, ensure that you wear SPF sun protection daily, especially on your face, neck, and chest and any other exposed areas.

2. Permanent elastic creases

Permanent elastic creases are lines that end up becoming permanent wrinkles as we age. They tend to show up on our cheeks, upper lip, and the base of our necks. Similar to the last type, sun exposure can make these lines worse. Smoking is also a big factor in deepening these lines, like those you get around your mouth from continuously pursing your lips. Whenever you smoke, you also expose the surface of your skin to the toxic chemicals and carcinogens. Your body needs to heal and form healthy skin cells, so when you inhale, you inhibit your body’s ability to circulate oxygen to your skin. This often leads to a dull complexion.

3. Dynamic expression lines

These are lines you get from repeated facial muscle movements that cause creases in the skin that become more permanent and usually show up around the mouth, eyes, and forehead. These lines are inevitable, as you get them from living your life and being human. They result from the moments you’ve squinted on a sunny day, laughed at an inside joke, or frowned. It’s almost impossible not to get these lines unless you stop expressing yourself, so these creases on your face are bound to appear. However, one way to avoid squinting is by wearing sunglasses as often as possible whenever you’re out in the sun.

4. Gravitational folds

These are those wrinkles that occur naturally with age as our skin loses structure and starts to fold and sag. As the name suggests, time and gravity will lead to ageing. The best thing to do with these types of wrinkles is to start early with the prevention, rather than waiting for them to appear and then start treatment. Incorporating anti-ageing products in your skincare at an early age would help prevent gravitational folds.

Here are some skincare tips to have youthful and glowing skin:

SPF

Our skin’s texture and tone is compromised when our skin is damaged by UV exposure. When exposed to the sun, free radicals age skin by causing hyperpigmentation and breaks down collagen and elastin, which leads to sagging and wrinkles. By consistently wearing SPF, even on cloudy days, it can help prevent ageing. You accumulate a lot of sun exposure from everyday things we don’t even think about, like driving and walking outside, and that exposure adds up. Use a daily moisturizer that includes broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection of at least SPF 30 at least 15 minutes before heading outside. Don’t forget to apply it to the neck and chest area as well, as these areas can show signs of ageing too. Reapply every 1 to 2 hours and avoid the sun during peak UV hours from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Invest in Skincare with these Anti-Aging Ingredients

Retinol

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that smooths skin by exfoliating dead skin cells and encourages new cell turnover and collagen production. Always use retinol at night, as they can make skin sensitive to sunlight and could potentially harm your skin if you’re not careful. Start off with applying it a couple of times a week, as it may also cause some slight skin irritation and may take a bit of time for the skin to adjust.

Hyaluronic Acid

When your skin is dehydrated, fine lines and wrinkles are made more apparent. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture humectant, meaning it grabs moisture and holds it to your skin’s surface to deliver hydration. This also helps plump skin to fill out fine lines and restore suppleness to your complexion.

Antioxidants

Antioxidants help fight those free radicals from sun exposure that break down collagen. They work to stop free radical damage and support skin healing by encouraging cell repair and rebuilding collagen and elastin.

Peptides

Peptides are chains of amino acids, which make up the skin protein, collagen. Restoring peptides helps your skin by rebuilding blocks of collagen to fortify skin and bring back its firmness.

To learn more about wrinkle treatments, call Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

How to Reduce Signs of Aging on Your Neck

How to Reduce Signs of Aging on Your Neck

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It happens to many of us; unexpectedly one day, we start noticing signs of ageing, such as loose skin and wrinkle lines. Not only are these signs of ageing, but they can also be caused by sun damage, weight loss, and genetics. Although ageing can’t be reversed, the signs of ageing can be addressed. Most signs of ageing can be addressed before they worsen and become more severe. If you’re self-conscious about age lines and skin laxity, you can address them early on before the lines become more profound and require surgical solutions instead. Being proactive and taking steps early on will help avoid you having to go under the knife. Forma is a non-surgical option for dealing with signs of ageing and is quick, easy, and convenient. Here are more details on the treatment.

What is Forma?

Forma is a revolutionary wrinkle treatment that uses radiofrequency energy and heat to stimulate collagen in the skin tissues. The heat contracts the skin to achieve tightening, smoothing, and reduction of wrinkles. Forma works safely on all skin types and delivers maximum results. Forma lifts the face and neck explicitly. This includes the forehead, crow’s feet, the brows, and areas like bags under the eyes, while lines on the neck area will be reduced and the neck lifted.

How does Forma work?

During the treatment, radiofrequency energy is used to stimulate the production of new collagen, which is the protein that keeps your skin looking young, and tightens the layers of the skin in the process. The device sustains a temperature between 41°C and 43°C, which encourages the body to produce better collagen and tighten the skin layers. The procedure does not harm or damage your skin. A bonus is that it’s not painful at all and can be described as a warm massage in the affected area.

Benefits of Forma

You will notice immediate improvements in your skin texture, tightness, and a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment accelerates collagen production with the application of a thermal wrinkle treatment and is also safe for all skin types as well. This treatment will give you the confidence to wear sleeveless tops, shorts, and bathing suits again without being self-conscious. Not only is the treatment effective, but it is also painless and non-invasive. You will have a brighter and more evened out tone of skin contour. You won’t need to go through an expensive surgery in order to get results and will have little to no downtime.

When should a person consider treatment?

This procedure is completely safe, which means there is no age limit to this treatment.

This treatment is always advised to be done at an early stage, as it works best on the early signs of ageing. If you have significant signs of ageing and have lost a great deal of elasticity, you may need to combine additional, more invasive treatments.

What should I expect to happen during the procedure?

First, make an appointment with a specialist to consult about the treatment and see if it’s the best option for you. A professional will be able to examine you and tell you how many sessions you may need. Forma encourages natural collagen production, so six weekly or bi-weekly treatments are usually suggested based on your requirements.

What about recovery and side effects?

The good thing about Forma, besides the dramatic results, is that it is a non-invasive procedure and doesn’t cause any bruising or pain. This means that there’s no recovery period required and no downtime. Similarly, there are no side effects, which will allow you to carry on with your normal routine as usual right after treatment. There aren’t any restrictions that you need to follow during the treatment period. After the procedure, you should avoid overexposure to the sun and restrict alcohol consumption and smoking, all of which add to the effects of the ageing process.

You will see the results immediately after treatment with Forma, and its effects are long-lasting. It can increase up to 20% of your collagen production, so its results are significant. Consult a professional to see if you require follow-up sessions since the treatment doesn’t stop the ageing process.

Since Forma is such a convenient procedure, it has become a popular treatment option. Book an appointment today with your specialist to treat your skin and prevent further signs of ageing. It’s never too early to treat early signs of ageing, as the more severe and significant are the number of wrinkles, the harder it will be to treat. To learn more about non-surgical skin tightening, call Clearview MediSpa at 416-445-2639 or contact us here.

Clearview MediSpa offers convenient and confidential financing for your procedure. Contact the office today for more information, to book a consultation, or if you have any other questions about the treatment. Book an Appointment
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