The wrinkles are the unrelenting little folds that come with age. Everyone is wary of them and would like to get rid of them by using more or less active creams.
Nowadays, esthetic medicine provides many treatments to get rid of wrinkles. Whether it's Botox, Hyaluronic acid, or Platelet-rich Plasma Injection (PRP), there are a variety of anti-wrinkle treatments accessible. But how do the wrinkles appear and how do you get rid of them?
Wrinkles: what are they?
Wrinkles are small creases that occur on the skin due to loss of elasticity, firmness and lack of moisture in the tissues of the skin. Over time, the synthesis of collagen and elastin slows down generating wrinkles in the elastin fibres and in the natural folds of the skin.
Wrinkle filling is an effective approach for static wrinkles. These are aging or static wrinkles that appear with age and natural skin loosening. This is the case, for example, with wrinkles in the nasolabial fold, running from the wings of the nose to the corners of the mouth, but also with folds from the corner of the mouth to the chin.
Wrinkles: what's causing them?
The wrinkles occur due to a combination of many factors:
- It may be due to the normal aging of the skin as the rate of cell regeneration slows down.
The first wrinkles can appear as early as the thirties and become more noticeable over the years.
- Stress can also precipitate the emergence of wrinkles. Stress hormones may have a detrimental effect on the skin cells and thus have an oxidative effect on the body. -The reduction of certain hormones, particularly during menopause, can also cause wrinkles.
- Some external causes are also responsible for the development of wrinkles like the sun. Ultraviolet rays slow down the development of elastin, which gives the skin firmness and elasticity.
- Tobacco can also intensify the aging process of the skin. Substances in cigarettes can break down hyaluronic acid, which serves to hydrate the skin. They also influence the vascular system that enables the irrigation of tissues.
- The lack of hydration is also a factor in the development of wrinkles.
When the skin is dehydrated, the wrinkles appear to grow faster and more pronounced. -Lack of sleep can also cause the development of wrinkles and lead to the progression of the aging of the skin.
Static wrinkles: how to fight them?
Wrinkles can be handled by filler injections such as hyaluronic acid, a material that absorbs water and fills wrinkles, or by "tissue inducers" such as Radiesse® and Ellansé®.
Tissue inducers and hyaluronic acid are complementary because of their activity so that they can be incorporated in a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment plan over multiple sessions.