Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and involve a process that occurs in the second layer of skin called the dermis. Over time, the elasticity and strength of this layer begins to thin and loosen.
There are a few major components that can lead to increased wrinkles including:
1. Sun Exposure – UV rays break down collagen and elastin, depleting the skin of the necessary antioxidants for repair. This is why the cosmetic industry stresses the use of sun protection in order to decrease these effects.
2. Smoking – This bad habit can destroy collagen and elastin fibers as well as narrow the blood vessels in the skin, ultimately leading to an overall reduction in delivery of oxygen as well as nutrients to the skin.
3. Stress – Prolonged stress causes the release of cortisol, a stress hormone, which accelerates the aging process. This leads to a reduction in the synthesis of connective tissue and changes to the bone structure due to damaged bone density.
4. Alcohol – Alcohol causes damage to both the skin texture and color. Furthermore, the sugar content in alcohol forms harmful molecules which damages the firmness and elasticity in the skin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging.
Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to prevent and treat wrinkles. Good skin starts from within so staying hydrated can rid the body of toxins while moisturizing. Getting enough sleep can also boost production of human growth hormone, which promotes growth and cell reproduction. Other natural remedies include eating plenty of saturated fats and antioxidants as well as using sunscreen religiously.
Individuals who have already developed unsightly wrinkles that they wish to reduce have a few options that Aesthetic MD of New York provides. These include dermal fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane as well as neuromodulators like Botox and Dysport. While the mechanisms between these differ, their goal is the same: to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. Other age defying treatments include microdermabrasion, non-surgical face lifts, and chemical peels. Through speaking to a highly trained MD such as Dr. Ronit Adler, you will be able to determine which treatment is best for you.
Give us a call at (631) 983-6211 to start your journey towards a naturally beautiful appearance.