What causes wrinkles & fine lines?
Wrinkles & fine lines are caused by a combination of repetitive facial movements, skin laxity, and a loss of collagen. Together these factors cause lines and folds to become more prominent. As we age, our bodies lose elastin and collagen (which keeps our skin hydrated, firm, and elastic). With repeated facial expressions over time, it becomes harder and harder for our skin to return to its original “expressionless” state. As a result of aging skin, crow’s feet and frown lines develop, and nasolabial folds become more prominent.
What are crow’s feet?
Crow’s feet, also known as laugh or smile lines, are the lines around the outer corner of the eye. These lines appear typically in our early 30s, (or earlier without an effective skin care regimen). These inevitable lines appear as we age.
What are frown lines?
Also known as the 11’s, frown lines are the creases between the brows. Often, these unwanted lines also appear above the eyebrow and around the eyes.
What are nasolabial folds?
The nasolabial folds are the deep lines located between the corners of the mouth and the nose. As we lose volume in our face, these folds become more prominent and noticeable.
What is the difference between wrinkles & fine lines?
Fine lines indicate the beginning of the skin’s aging process. They are shallow, small, and may be difficult to detect at first. Fine lines are often associated with repetitive facial movements, such as laughing, frowning, smiling, or squinting. Because they are still superficial, they respond to treatments much faster than deeper wrinkles do.
Wrinkles form when fine lines aren’t addressed. As a result, the fine lines deepen and progress into facial folds and wrinkles. Wrinkles also tend to form in different areas of the face and neck, whereas fine lines frequently form around the eyes and mouth.
How are wrinkles & fine lines treated?
Wrinkles can be treated with injectables and non-invasive laser treatments. BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport are two of the most effective and popular treatments for fine lines & wrinkles. BOTOX and Dysport are neuromodulators that relaxes the facial muscles and softens crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines.
Our PhotoFacial treatment uses IPL (intense pulsed light) to stimulate new collagen in the skin. This helps to diminish wrinkles by increasing firmness and flexibility of the skin. We also provide chemical peels and HydraFacial treatments to help you fight the signs of aging skin through exfoliation and proper hydration.
Request an appointment in Boise, Idaho
Request an appointment with Dr. Brooks today for rejuvenated skin. To reduce your wrinkles & fine lines without resorting to cosmetic surgery, call (208) 888-0660 or request an appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!