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Lines & Wrinkles Overview

Are you curious about fine lines starting to form around your eyes or are you beginning to notice deeper wrinkles? Whether you are just beginning to notice early signs of aging or already have an anti-aging skincare routine, learn more about fine lines and wrinkles and steps you can take to have healthy-looking skin at any age.

What are fine lines?

Fine lines are often one of the very first signs of aging. As skin begins to age, fine lines may begin to appear around the eyes and other areas on the face. These shallow lines tend to form along expression lines that appear when you smile, laugh or frown.

What are wrinkles?

While fine lines are superficial and closer to skin’s surface, wrinkles are more deep-set. As you age, many fine lines may turn into wrinkles as skin loses elasticity and firmness.

What causes fine lines and wrinkles?

Over time—and with exposure to UV rays and pollution—collagen and elastin in the skin may become damaged which causes skin to gradually lose its firmness and elasticity. As this happens, fine lines can form that may eventually turn into deep-set lines and wrinkles. Skin often becomes dry or dehydrated with age which can also cause lines to appear more visible. While there are some steps you can take to help prevent early signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles ultimately happen to every skin type. Whether your skin is oily, dry, or acne-prone, you will begin to see wrinkles at some point in your life. Even though age is a key factor in causing lines and wrinkles, there are external aggressors that can have a major impact on your skin’s appearance.

UV Rays
Sun damage is the most common cause of skin damage and wrinkles. In addition to leading to lines and wrinkles, the sun can also contribute to other visible signs of aging like dark spots.Using a daily SPF with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection is the most important step you can take to help defend skin from early signs of aging.

If you live in a city or are regularly exposed to high levels of pollution, your skin can experience damage. Free radicals in exhaust, fumes and smoke can cause damage which can lead to visible signs of aging. Look for formulas with pollution protection to help defend skin from these external aggressors.

Muscle Movement

Repeated muscle movement also contributes to fine lines and wrinkles. Consistently activating facial muscles can result in etched in fine lines and wrinkles. This can be combatted with treatments like Botox/Dysport, as they relax the muscles beneath the skin to ease the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What are the different types of wrinkles?

While wrinkles can occur on the neck, chest, forearms and other parts of the body, most are found on the face. Not only is the face expressive but it also often has the most exposure to the sun and other environmental aggressors. Some of the most common types of facial wrinkles are:

  • Forehead Lines
    Forehead lines, or frown or worry lines, are horizontal lines across the forehead and vertical lines between the eyebrows. Stress, worry and frowning can all contribute to how forehead lines form.
  • Smile Lines
    Smile lines, or marionette lines, usually form on the sides of the mouth and can be related to laughing and smiling.
  • Crow’s Feet
    The delicate skin around the eyes is often one of the first places to show signs of aging. Crow’s feet is another name for the lines that form around the outer corner of the eyes. In addition to the skin around the eyes being delicate, squinting can also lead to crow’s feet forming.