One of the most reliable signs of aged skin is an increase in the number and depth of wrinkles. A wrinkle, also known as a rhytide, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, are most prominent on sun-exposed skin such as the face, neck, hands and forearms.
Wrinkles can be divided into two functional categories: fine surface lines (caused by ultraviolet light) and deep furrows (caused by muscle contraction). Wrinkle treatments are in general much more effective for fine lines. Deeper creases may require more aggressive techniques.
Environmental factors that promote wrinkling include smoking, degree of pigmentation, heredity (some families wrinkle more), and most important, occupational and recreational sun exposure over the course of many years. Our advice to you is use sunscreen when ever you go out into sun even in winter.
If yo are just starting to notice your wrinkles, there are a number of options available to help smooth them or make them less visible. DermCosmesis offers the following treatments* for wrinkles:
*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.