Wrinkles can be defined as ridges, folds, or creases on the skin. Wrinkles are mainly associated with age. What does this mean? Well, it means that when a person gets older, wrinkles begin to form. The first wrinkles to appear on a person’s face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions. There are also other factors that determine where and when a person may develop wrinkles which include; environmental factors, medication, dehydration, smoking, sun damage, and genetics. However, wrinkles mostly appear places on the body that is mostly exposed to the sun.

Studies have revealed that a majority of persons don’t welcome wrinkles; as such, billions of dollars are used worldwide with the aim of removing or delaying them. Some treatments claim to be useful but actually do not work, while others offer a reasonable result. Some are quite successful but come with many side effects.

Age And Wrinkles

Wrinkles are mainly associated with age, and this is why you will find the elderly with wrinkles. This is because wrinkle formation is a natural process of aging. As people age, they begin to lose collagen which results in their skin losing flexibility and elasticity. This is what causes lines, creases and wrinkles to form on the skin. Certain facial expressions such as squinting, frowning, or smiling cause fine lines and wrinkles to develop at a young age. When a person is young, the skin is flexible and springs back to its original state. When the same person gets older, these expression lines become deeper and much more pronounced.

Anytime a person uses facial muscles, a groove will form under the surface of the skin and become more visible with age.

Other Wrinkle Factors

Apart from facial expressions, environmental factors also play a role in the formation of wrinkles. Exposure to UV light is a good example. Therefore, outdoor activities, tanning, and sunbathing increases the chances of a person developing wrinkles early. Those who work under the sunlight also have a higher chance of developing wrinkles early.

Smoking accelerates the aging process and wrinkle formation. Other activities such as gardening, lifeguarding, golfing, sailing, farming, and fishing increase sun exposure and therefore can also contribute to wrinkle formation. Medical-grade sunscreen is essential to protecting your skin from sun damage and preventing early formation of wrinkles during these activities.

If you find yourself with unwanted wrinkles, do not worry. The experts at Enriched Med Spa are here to provide you with a wide variety of anti-aging treatments to help you on your rejuvenation journey. At Enriched Med Spa, we offer cosmetic injections such as Botox injections and dermal fillers injections with Juvederm, as well as skin tightening, PRP, and microneedling. Come in today and see what our experts can do for you.