When we are young, our skin is healthy, smooth and firm. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity and volume. Fine lines and creases gradually begin to appear and before long, there are more than simply a few laugh lines. Wrinkles can become a permanent part of your face, there to stay regardless of your facial expression. At Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, D.C., we offer a variety of dermatology services and skin rejuvenation treatments to reverse the signs of aging on the skin.
During the aging process, skin cell regeneration and collagen production slow, causing the inner layer of skin to become thinner. The outer layer of skin, which is supported by that collagen network and elastin fibers begins to break down and looks loose. The overall result is fine lines and sagging skin.
Deep creases on your face can be caused by a variety of factors. Over years of repeating facial expressions, the skin stretches. As time goes on, skin continues to loosen and sag. Your skin no longer has the same resiliency due to a drop in collagen; as a result, the creases become set in your face.
Environmental and lifestyle factors can also cause facial wrinkling and creases. Sun exposure can rapidly age skin. UV rays destroy skin tissue and damage the collagen fibers. Smoking can also speed up the aging process of your skin and cause wrinkles. Nicotine causes shrinking of the blood vessels in the outermost layer of skin impairing blood flow. Skin does not get the necessary nutrients it needs to stay supple. The chemicals in tobacco also damage the collagen and elastin in skin, causing it to sag and wrinkle prematurely.
One of the most popular dermatology services to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles is the use of dermal fillers. Several different brands are available that work to add volume to your skin.
Regardless of the cause of your facial wrinkles, it’s never too late to turn back the hands of time and rejuvenate your skin. Call our office today and schedule a consultation to learn more about dermal fillers and the other dermatology services we offer at Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, D.C.