What causes wrinkles and what can you do about them?

Although wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, there are several ways to deal with them.

Most people notice fine lines and wrinkles developing as they get older, particularly on delicate facial skin. Although wrinkles are a common—and perfectly natural—part of the ageing process, they can be a cause for concern. So, how do wrinkles and lines form? And what can be done to reduce their appearance for more youthful-looking skin?

Why do wrinkles form?

The skin is made up of multiple layers and is held tightly in place by important components, including structural proteins, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. These components work together to keep the skin looking smooth and firm as they form a meshwork beneath the skin’s surface.

As we age, the meshwork under the skin gradually deteriorates, weakening over time. When the components of the skin that usually provide support begin to weaken, the skin’s surface loses some of its youthful smoothness. This often presents fine lines and wrinkles.

How can wrinkles be reduced?

The good news is that several cosmetic injectables can be used to fill in the areas of the underlying meshwork that have become thinner and weaker with age. Certain injectables are formulated to plump up the tissues beneath the surface of the skin, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Other cosmetic injectables work by relaxing specific muscles that could be causing excessive skin wrinkles. Dermal stimulator fillers, on the other hand, are formulated to restore volume by stimulating the growth of structural proteins in the dermal cells.

Can wrinkles be prevented?

Unfortunately, wrinkles cannot be totally avoided, even with the best skincare routine. However, there are methods for delaying the ageing process.

One of the best ways to keep the skin looking youthful for longer is to protect it from sun damage. Ultraviolet rays can cause serious damage to the fibres that keep the skin firm, which in turn leads to the formation of wrinkles.

Other lifestyle factors can also play a role in maintaining healthy, radiant skin. It is advisable to avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol and to eat a balanced, nutrient-rich diet.

To maintain the condition of your skin, it is often helpful to consult with a professional who can recommend treatments best suited to your skin type and any issues that you are worried about.

How can we help?

If you are concerned about the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, we encourage you to come in and see us. We will take the time to understand your specific concerns and aesthetic goals before recommending the treatment best suited to your needs.

When it comes to addressing some of the visible signs of ageing, we offer many treatment options. These include anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, and dermal stimulator injections. To see the full range of facial aesthetic procedures that we offer, please have a look here.

We also offer a broad range of other skin treatments, as well as laser therapy. Find out more about our offering here.

If you would like to book an appointment, please get in touch here, or alternatively, call us at 02 9552 1442.

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The friendly team at āda aesthetic medicine looks forward to meeting you. Contact us today at one of our clinics or enquire online.

Glebe Practice

  • Phone 02 9552 1442
  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
  • Opening Hours
    Monday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Tuesday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Wednesday10:00am to 6:00pm
    Thursday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Friday9:30am to 4:30pm
    Saturday9:30am to 3:30pm

Our Glebe practice is easily accessible by train and bus. There is metered street parking available.

Wollongong Consult Room

  • Phone 1300 651 149
  • Address 332 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Dr Peter Muzikants only travels to Wollongong twice a month and takes consultations there on Thursdays. If you'd like to request a consultation in Wollongong, please ensure you select the right location when enquiring.