What are the most noticeable wrinkles?
As most people get closer to the age of retirement, there are certain wrinkles that are generally more noticeable. The two main types are dynamic and static wrinkles.
Dynamic wrinkles become more visible as often-used skin muscles wear out. This can be from repetitive motions like laughing, smiling, and frowning. Medical shots like Botox® are commonly used to paralyze the respective muscles in order to treat dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles are caused by the loss of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin from ageing. For these, dermal fillers work best to temporarily correct them.
What causes the skin to age?
As you get older, the skin loses its ability to naturally maintain an optimal amount of moisture. Collagen production also tends to slow down with age. This causes the skin to lose its firmness and sag, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Damage by the sun and other environmental factors, as well as medications and harmful lifestyle choices, such as smoking and poor nutrition also contribute to the appearance of ageing. Dry Edmonton winters are also very hard on our skin.
Although inevitable with age, most people abhor the appearance of wrinkles, which are ridge-like in appearance and break up the smoothness of the skin. With the face being constantly exposed, the signs of aging are more noticeable in this area, prompting cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers and medical shots, which reduce wrinkles and lines.