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What Causes Wrinkles, What You Can Do About It?

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You look in the mirror and notice the first signs of wrinkles and fine lines.

They are around your mouth, your eyes, or your forehead?

You try to ignore these lines, but, they appear more visible and pronounced over time.

Wrinkles and fine lines can start appearing as early as your mid-twenties. But, what causes wrinkles?


There are several reasons why your skin wrinkles.

At SD Botox we work to keep unwanted wrinkles at bay. We also are experts in reducing wrinkles and lines with Botox and other noninvasive cosmetic procedures.

What Makes My Skin Age?

How your skin wrinkles, when it ages, is a very involved series of events with many variables. The key influences affecting the skin are:

Some damaging influences affecting your skin are:

Sun and UV exposure are the number one cause of wrinkles:

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Ultraviolet radiation, which speeds the natural aging process, is the primary cause of premature wrinkling. Exposure to UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue — collagen and elastin fibers, which lie in the deeper layer of skin (dermis).

Cumulative sun damage: If you are a person that spends a lot of time out in the sun a lot the damage can be immense. You should try to shade your body away from direct sunlight and wear a sunscreen of at least a rate of SPF 30.

It is essential to apply a rated SPF 30 (or higher) sunscreen daily to help the prevention of the signs of aging. That may very well be the most critical step you will ever take in protecting your skin.

Being in the open sunlight for extended periods of time is the leader of skin damage and wrinkles. Many experts would agree that exposing your skin to the sun a lot causes 80 percent of aging. What you consider to be skin aging is sun aging.

The lighter skin you have, the more exposed you are to severe sun damage without sunscreen. But, regardless of the color of your skin, you still need protection. Unprotected exposure is putting your healthy skin at risk. People with darker skin make the mistake of thinking they don’t need sunscreen.

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Chronicle aging: Each birthday symbolizes the fleeting of another year. And, there is an official term linked with it: chronological aging. Aging is the part of life that expensive sunscreens and skincare products can’t postpone.

Excellent sun care protection and skin care products can help a lot.

With the body’s natural aging process, Mother Nature takes her toll. You may be able to fend it off, but aging happens sooner or later.

Midlife body changes: The body begins going through changes once you hit your 30’s. These changes affect the resilience and texture of the skin. When this happens, it changes the ability for the skin to bounce back as it once did.

Skin becomes crapey and looks uneven and dull. It will become less sturdy and much more fragile.

Again, here is another time where sunscreen should be your best friend to lessen the impact. Daily SPF application use along with excellent skincare routine can go a long way.

Overuse of Facial Expressions: The facial parts you use most wrinkle the deepest and fastest. These are the ones that people notice first that starts the cosmetic crisis, such as;

  • Corner of the eyes
  • Forehead
  • Laugh lines
  • Top of the cheek
  • Between the eyebrows

These are always the most obvious. No one can go through life without smiling or moving parts of their face.

Do you frequently squint when using the computer or reading? Do not be surprised when wrinkles start to form over time.

Damaging the skin’s surface: The skin is your protection from the world. You can damage it with years of trauma by using products that contain harsh elements. That includes poor skincare habits and smoking.

It should be no secret that smoking not only damages your body, but it also ruins your skin. Applying harsh chemicals to your skin kills healthy cells. Nicotine and harsh chemicals in smoke damage to your skin.

Imagine the damage to your skin after seeing photos of damage smoking does to your organs. Keep in mind that your skin IS your largest organ.

How can I Prevent Aging Lines?

When it comes down to which anti-aging skincare protocol to follow, science is never definitive. Solving skin concerns and how to prevent aging is not straightforward. Every product claims to have that one ingredient or product can provide the answers.

Besides sunscreen, the best defense is a gentle, broad skincare routine. Your process should involve the following agents;

  • Antioxidants
  • Skin replenishing ingredients
  • Skin soothing ingredients
  • Skin restoring elements

What About Lines I Already Have?

There are surgical procedures for reducing aging and wrinkles to the face. These surgeries are painful, with extended downtime for healing, and are pricey.

Why go to such extremes when you can achieve similar results with Botox or Dermal Fillers? Or even our new Chemical Peels?

Botox injections produce a  temporary smoothing of wrinkles in the facial area last 3-9 months. The medicine first goes into the muscles. Then, the serum blocks nerve contractions to the tissues. The muscle activity that produces the wrinkle reduces, creating a smoother look results.

Without the contracting muscle below it, the skin has a tough time wrinkling. Each injection takes around 10 minutes. There is no downtime after the procedure allowing you to go on with your day.

You should see improvements over the next few days. Final results usually happen within 10-14 days.

Already have Wrinkles or Fine Lines, Our Staff at San Diego Botox Is Here To Help

Even though treatments are not surgical, it’s vital that you pick a qualified clinician. Each Botox treatment is unique.

Botox is FDA-approved and safe for use. During your consultation with our staff, we discuss added benefits of Botox injections. You will have a one-on-one consultation to address your individual needs and goals.

Our trained staff of doctors and nurses have treated hundreds of men and women here in our San Diego clinic. We first consult with our patients who are considering treatment and establish a plan to suit their needs. It is essential for we understand your goals.

After we are confident you make an excellent candidate, we can begin treatment.

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