Wrinkle treatment

What is a wrinkle?

A wrinkle is a break in the skin. It all happens at dermis level. At this depth, your skin contains:

  • Collagen fibres are involved in skin density and support. They form a fibrous mesh between the different cells in your skin and diminish due to repeated facial expressions (smiling, for example) and environmental factors like the cold, the heat and injuries.
  • Elastin fibres, which keep your skin soft and elastic. Their synthesis decreases with age and the elastin is replaced by inextensible collagen. This leads to sagging skin.

As you age, the amount of collagen and elastin in your dermis decreases. Your skin becomes flaccid and its reduced elasticity makes wrinkles and fine lines more noticeable. In addition, your body makes less subcutaneous connective tissue from the age of about thirty.

There is a difference between dynamic and static wrinkles:

1

Dynamic (or expression) wrinkles

Dynamic (or expression) wrinkles are visible when you laugh or frown, creating crow's feet and noticeable lines on your forehead. These wrinkles can appear from quite a young age and remain pronounced because of the repeated contraction of the cutaneous muscles and the passing of time.
2

Static wrinkles

Static wrinkles are wrinkles that are always visible, even when your face is resting.

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Main causes :

In addition to biological factors (type of skin and genes), there are some external factors that can cause wrinkles to appear:

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The sun

We all love the sun, but UV rays can damage or even burn your skin. As well as causing brown spots, prolonged exposure to harmful UV rays can lead to premature ageing of the skin, which causes wrinkles to form.
2

Stress

Stress has a considerable influence on the whole body. The stress hormone cortisol affects the skin's collagen production, reducing its ability to regenerate.
3

Weight variation

If you are overweight, your blood sugar level increases, which affects your collagen (as does the sugar). If you lose a lot of weight before putting it back on again, your skin becomes flaccid. Try to maintain a healthy, stable weight to avoid this from happening.
4

Menopause

During menopause, your body produces less oestrogen, which in turn affects collagen and oil production.
5

Smoking

Smoking affects the collagen in your skin and the nicotine in cigarettes causes narrowing of the blood vessels. Drawing on a cigarette can also contribute to premature ageing of the skin.

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