How do wrinkles form
Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process. With age, our skin gets thinner, drier and we lose elastin. The ability of our skin to protect itself is reduced as we age. Eventually, wrinkles, creases, and lines form on our skin.
Continuous muscle contraction is also another major contributor to facial wrinkles. Continuous muscle movement causes ‘dynamic wrinkles’ which only appear when the muscle is used.
Over time, if untreated, these wrinkles can become ‘static wrinkles’ which means they become permanently etched in our skin.
As we age, our skin produces less collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give our skin its youthful appearance. This loss of protein causes our skin to become thinner and less supple, which leads to the formation of wrinkles. Although there’s no way to completely prevent wrinkles from forming, there are ways to minimize their appearance. If you’re concerned about wrinkles or other signs of aging, book a free consultation with one of our expert aestheticians today. They will assess your individual needs and recommend the best treatment options for you.