For most of us, aging skin is synonymous with wrinkles. Although the soft etchings and deep creases of the passing years can give our face character, they can also make us look older than we feel. Whether our fine lines and wrinkles are due to the natural aging process, repeated facial movements, or environmental factors, such as sun exposure, Skin Artisans offers a broad portfolio of treatment therapies to smooth your skin and get you back on track to looking as young as you feel!

Fine lines and wrinkles form because of three major factors: your skin’s natural aging process, repeated muscle contractions (facial expressions), and environmental factors, such as UV damage and free radical damage from smoking. It’s essential to understand why a fine line or wrinkle is forming to determine which treatment course will best address it.

As we grow older, it is natural for our skin to produce less collagen and elastin, the components that keep it voluminous, firm, and smooth. Many people don’t realize that starting in our mid-thirties, we also begin to lose bone and fat in our faces as the years advance. When all of these changes come into play, we can expect to see skin that progressively starts to sag due to the diminishing support of our underlying bone and fat, and that wrinkles begin to form and deepen due to a reduction in skin’s volume.

Some of the best treatment solutions for fine lines and deeper wrinkles that form with aging are:

  • Dermal Fillers to instantly restore lost volume to a wrinkle and enhance support and lift. Sculptra® Aesthetic can be exceptionally effective with this type of aging because it can be injected deeply to regenerate your natural production of collagen and results are incredibly natural-looking over time.
  • Sciton ProFractional™ can be customized to intensely resurface fine lines and deeper wrinkles and significantly boost your skin’s collagen and elastin production, leading to smoother, tighter skin.

When our faces perform repeated muscle contractions throughout our lives, like when we lift our eyebrows in surprise or squint our eyes on sunny drives to work, our collagen and elastin can breakdown at the site of contraction and form a crease. This is especially evident in high movement areas, like between our eyebrows, across our foreheads, and around the eyes and mouth. A wrinkle that forms when our muscle contracts is called an active, or dymamic wrinkle. When that wrinkle is still present after our muscles relax, it is called a static wrinkle. Because ALL of us make facial expressions, and they are an essential way to communicate with the world around us, people as young as 18 years old can experience fine lines due to repeated facial movements.

Some of the best treatment solutions for fine lines and deeper wrinkles that form due to repeated facial movement are:

  • Neurotoxins like Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®. These cosmetic injectables work by blocking the signal your brain sends to your muscle to contract. This temporarily disables the muscles, and overlying skin stays smooth for up to four months. Plus, if started earlier enough, Botox® can Dysport® can actually prevent future fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
  • Dermal Fillers can help address static fine lines and wrinkles in some areas of the face by filling the crease with volume. Many fillers, such as Juvéderm® Voluma™ and Restylane®, are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds water molecules to the surrounding tissue and creates a “plumping” effect.
  • Sciton HALO™ and MicroLaserPeel® both resurface the top layers of your skin, leading to improvements in the appearance of lines and can also treat deeper layers to boost collagen and elastin production and lessen the depth and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Almost 90% of visible aging on our skin, including fine lines and wrinkles, is due to environmental factors, such as sun exposure, and lifestyle factors, like smoking and chronic stress. These factors can cause extensive damage to our cell’s DNA and accelerate the breakdown of precious collagen and elastin.

Although the most effective way to treat fine lines and wrinkles that form from environmental and lifestyle factors is PREVENTION, these Skin Artisans treatments are also extremely effective:

  • DiamondGlow™ & HydraFacial® to enhance cellular turnover and infuse skin with essential growth factors vital hydration.
  • VI Peel® to address environmental damage, smooth fine lines, and boost collagen production.
  • SkinPen® Microneedling to strengthen skin, improve elasticity, and soften the appearance of fine lines.
  • Sciton SkinTyte™ laser skin tightening to gently stimulate new collagen production and smooth fine lines.
  • Physician-grade skincare containing antioxidants to neutralize free radical damage, SPF to prevent further UV damage, retinol to rev up collagen and elastin production, and epidermal growth factors to regenerate and strengthen skin.

As you can see, fine lines and wrinkles can occur for many reasons. This is why it’s essential to partner with an experienced Advanced Practice Esthetician and Injection Specialist to help steer you towards the best solutions for your skin.

Together, you can take control of the aging process, achieve healthier functioning skin, prevent future lines from forming, and reclaim a more youthful-looking complexion! Schedule a complimentary consultation today to get started.

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