A natural part of the aging process, wrinkles are most obvious on overexposed areas of the body such as the face, neck, forearms and hands. As we age our skin loses elasticity and its ability to bounce back. Genetics play the most important role in determining the composition of skin with other determinants being exposure to the sun, age, gender, stress, smoking, repeated expressions and environmental pollutants.
What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles are lines that form on the skin that vary in shape and size. Some may be deep and furrowed, especially around the mouth, neck and eyes. The depletion of natural oils in the skin causes dryness, making wrinkles more obvious. Similarly, the layer of fat beneath the skin that gives it a youthful and supple appearance begins to diminish, making wrinkles more apparent as well.
What are Treatment options?
A variety of effective procedures are available at the Soderstrom Skin Institute where a board certified dermatologist will help tailor a skin care regimen as well as recommend processes that have been proven to successfully reduce the effects of aging and wrinkles.* Treatments such as microdermabrasion, retinol and glycolic creams, peels, laser resurfacing and cosmetic surgery are effective solutions for patients wishing to restore smoothness to their skin.
For a consultation with one of our physicians, please call 1-888-970-7546.
*results may vary