Wrinkle-smoothing Procedures in Draper, Utah
Wrinkles are a normal part of life. However, you might feel self-conscious about them, especially if you feel that they make you look older than you are. Did you know there are four types of wrinkles? Many people go to great lengths to rid themselves of wrinkles, including opting for invasive plastic surgery. But you don’t need to go under the knife to get amazing results!
In this age of information overload, it can be difficult to distinguish between what actually works and what is only a ploy to get you to purchase skincare products and gimmicks. Unfortunately, there’s no magic pill to give you younger-looking skin forever. But there are plenty of aesthetic treatments that really work!
Most often, wrinkles are described as either static or dynamic. But researchers at a University Hospital in Belgium actually discovered four types of wrinkles. This article discusses each of them in more detail. Plus, we’ll get into some of the best treatments for each at La Belle Vie Medical Spa in Draper, Utah.
1. Dynamic Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles are part of what makes you unique. They can be seen when you express emotions like worry, joy, or sadness. These wrinkles appear when you laugh, cry, or smile. Of course, when your face goes back to its usual expression, dynamic wrinkles disappear. Common dynamic wrinkles include smile lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, etc.
2. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
Atrophic crinkling rhytids are small, fine parallel lines that signal loss of collagen and elasticity. They generally do not run deep and appear first on the chest and face. They are caused by the sun, and increased sun exposure will make them even worse. The best way to avoid them is to wear sunscreen and stay out of direct sunlight.
You can reduce the appearance of atrophic crinkling rhytids with a high-quality moisturizer since hydration diminishes the look of these lines. But if you want to take it a step further, consider treatments like Profound non-surgical skin tightening or a professional facial or mask.
3. Permanent Elastic Creases
A lack of collagen leads to permanent elastic creases. These wrinkles appear on the base of the neck, upper lip, and cheeks and tend to be horizontal.
These wrinkles result from repeated folding actions such as looking down (which wrinkles your throat skin) Plus, they increase in size and appearance with age.
Among the different types of wrinkles, permanent elastic creases are the most difficult to prevent. After all, you can’t stop looking down for the rest of your life. However, you can avoid the sun and smoking, which definitely exacerbates them.
One of the best non-invasive treatments for permanent elastic creases is Fraxel skin resurfacing. This unique procedure uses pinpoint laser beams to penetrate deep into the skin’s surface. This stimulates your body’s natural healing process and reduces the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles.
4. Gravitational Folds
Over time, everything succumbs to the power of gravity, including your face. The result is sagging skin and deep, pronounced wrinkles. You can’t avoid gravitational folds, and everyone will get them sooner or later. But, due to heredity, some will get them worse than others.
Drooping upper eyelids, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds are all examples of gravitational folds. Some of the top treatments for these wrinkles include PDO thread lifts, microneedling, and other signature treatments.
How can I prevent wrinkles?
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process. Knowing how wrinkles are formed can help you understand how to prevent them.Many environmental and natural factors contribute to their appearance:
Aging. With age, your skin naturally loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile. Your skin becomes drier as a result of decreased production of natural oils. Additionally, fat is lost from the deeper layers of your skin. Consequently, the skin becomes loose and saggy. And crevices and lines become more prominent.
Smoking. Smoking can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, contributing to wrinkles. This may be due to smoking’s effect on collagen.
Repetitive facial expressions. Squinting, smiling, and other facial movements result in wrinkles and fine lines. A groove forms beneath the skin’s surface each time you use a facial muscle. With age, your skin becomes less flexible and less able to bounce back into place. As a result, your face becomes permanently etched with those grooves.
UV (ultraviolet) light exposure. Early wrinkles are caused by ultraviolet radiation, which speeds up the natural aging process. The sun’s rays damage your skin’s connective tissue – collagen and elastin fibers. These are located deep inside the dermis. Your skin becomes weaker and less flexible without the support of such connective tissue. This results in premature wrinkling and sagging.
Can You Get Rid of Wrinkles for Good?
Unfortunately, no. But there is still pretty good news. You can reduce how dramatic they look. There are two primary ways to reduce the appearance of all four types of wrinkles. The first is through prevention. The second is through cutting-edge non-invasive skincare treatments.
Don’t Smoke. You’ve probably figured out by now that smoking is a big culprit when it comes to aging. We all know it’s not good for your body, so it only makes sense that your skin would take a hit too. So if you want to maintain a youthful complexion, stop smoking as soon as possible.
Stay out of the sun. And when you can’t avoid it, wear wide-brimmed hats and use the strongest sunscreen you can buy. And never, ever try to get a tan by “laying out in the sun.” It may seem harmless, but the sun is another big culprit that can make you look years older than you are.
Stay hydrated. You can keep your skin supple and hydrated by drinking water. In fact, those who drink large amounts of water have fewer wrinkles, fine lines, and deep scars than those who consume very little. Dehydration makes your skin dry and dull.
Use moisturizer. When you moisturize your skin, it holds water better. And this helps to hide fine lines and wrinkles. The right moisturizer can plump up your skin and give you a brighter, healthier glow.
Non-Invasive Wrinkle Treatments at La Belle Vie in Draper, Utah
At La Belle Vie, our professionals have experience with every type of wrinkle and aging concern. And we have dozens of treatments that can help you look your best. So if you’re tired of fighting an uphill battle against time, reach out today. Soon, you could be well on your way to a more youthful, rejuvenated look.