What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are normal and occur naturally as you age. There are two major causes for wrinkles:
- Natural decline in collagen
- Repetitive facial movements and expressions
Aside from these natural, unavoidable causes, wrinkles can be worsened by several preventable factors including:
- Sun exposure
- Lack of sleep
- Poor diet
How Can I Prevent Wrinkles?
Wrinkles can be minimized or delayed by properly caring for your skin. This includes habits such as:
- Diligently protecting from UV light with sun avoidance and regular sunscreen use
- Moisturizing regularly
- Avoiding smoking
- Following a healthy diet
How Can I Treat Wrinkles?
There are many treatment options available for facial lines and wrinkles which your dermatologist may recommend. The correct treatment for you depends on the severity, location, and cause of your wrinkles, as well as factors including your skin tone, budget, and other considerations.
Some common wrinkle treatments include:
- Chemical peels
- Neuromodulator (Botox) injections
- Dermal filler injections
- Laser treatments
Schedule an Appointment
Are you bothered by your wrinkles or worried that facial lines may develop in the future? Schedule an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist at Arlington Dermatology so you can keep your skin looking healthy, natural, and vibrant.
To schedule your appointment at Arlington Dermatology, please call our office or contact us online.