With age and the accumulation of environmental damage, the skin begins to lose its youthful elasticity and natural oils resulting in a weakening of the overall structure. Repetitive muscle contraction from daily facial movements coupled with a breakdown of collagen and elastin tissue leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles including the common smile and frown lines or crow’s feet around the eyes. As the skin loses its ability to recover, these lines and wrinkles become deeply rooted.
The Cause of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
There is no one cause of fine lines and wrinkles; every patient is different, and their genetic makeup and environment can have varying impacts on their skin over time. Nevertheless, the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles are:
- Photodamage (from the sun, or other sources of UVA and UVB radiation)
- Repetitive movement
- A decline in efficient cellular regeneration
- Breakdown in collagen and elastin
Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles at Kline Dermatology
Whether our patients are in their 20s, 90s, or any age in between, we take a comprehensive approach to softening lines and wrinkles so that they look more rested, youthful and, most of all, like themselves. Maintaining a natural approach to cosmetic work is not only more popular, but also requires more skill from the physician. At Kline Dermatology, we offer over a combined 40+ years of expertise and are proud to bring the best injectable experience to our patients.
How we Treat Fine Lines and Wrinkles
The most popular treatments at our practice for fine lines and wrinkles are neuromodulators (Botox®/Dysport®) – which minimize movement in the face which deepens wrinkling over time – or dermal fillers (Juvėderm Voluma®/Radiesse®, etc.) – which help refill lost volume. We often see the best results when we combine these treatments with complementary laser or peel procedures that can address skin texture, skin tone, and rebuild subsurface collagen and elastin. This way, the skin’s health, appearance and regeneration is improved at every level.