Wrinkles

Repetitive facial movements, loss of facial volume, and cumulative sun exposure over time can lead to facial lines and wrinkles. Sometimes patients worry that aging skin causes them to look tired or angry. At Arlington Dermatology, we address aging skin holistically – working both to reduce and prevent the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles – if desired. Our board-certified dermatologists will carefully analyze your skin, anatomy, and underlying facial structures to provide customized non-surgical treatments that yield natural results with minimal downtime. Our goal is to keep your skin looking healthy and natural so you can feel vibrant inside and out.

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What Causes Wrinkles?

Senior woman face, closeup

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:

  • Smoking
  • Sun exposure
  • Stress
  • 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?

man with 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:

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.