Deep Wrinkles

Experts define wrinkles as furrows, ridges or creases that appear on the skin surface. This is caused due to the folding, crumpling or shrinking of the skin which results from the failing capacities of the dermis or the middle layer of the skin to retain moisture and provide nutrient saturated blood to the epidermis which is the outermost layer of the skin.

The dermis also contains collagen and elastin that provide greater luster, durability and flexibility to the epidermis. Wrinkles form when there is a breakdown or loss of collagen and elastin in the dermis.

Causes of deep wrinkles:

Deep wrinkles can be caused when one exposes himself or herself to the following conditions:

  • Due to normal aging process
  • Sun damage
  • Excessive smoking
  • Air pollutants like ozone which is said to have drastic effects on the skin
  • Heredity

Treatment for deep wrinkles:

The following treatments are recommended by experts in order to take care of the deep wrinkles that have become an annoyance of late:

  • Botulinum is a treatment that has been gaining much significance of late. It is considered to be a powerful muscle relaxant that does away with the wrinkles appearing between the upper lip and nose, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, wrinkles below the lower eyelids and wrinkles around the nose.
  • Dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing for removing the lines around the mouth and/or eyes.
  • Chemical peels for removing wrinkles. Green peels or AHA are some treatments for wrinkles while TCA peels like the Obagi Blue and Phenol peels help in curing deeper wrinkles. Experts recommend to start with less powerful peels.
  • Natural treatments like an acupuncture facelift.

Tips to avoid deep wrinkles:

Taking personal care of your skin and being conscious about one’s physical and recreational activities can help in warding off the signs of wrinkles from your face. Follow these tips to get rid of them or to prevent them as early as possible:

  • Use a sun block cream or lotion to do away with the harmful effects of the sun.
  • Wear appropriate clothing when you go outdoors.
  • Wear good and effective sunglasses to protect your eyes against the harmful ultra violet rays.
  • Avoid tanning beds. A research shows that people using tanning devices are more at a risk to contract common kinds of skin cancer.
  • Use water based makeup rather than oily ones.
  • Add two tablespoons of olive oil in water before taking a bath or shower.
  • Use skin creams that contain retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, etc to treat your deep wrinkles.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Exercise on a regular basis.
  • Quit smoking.

Deep wrinkles can give you an ugly demeanor which can affect you emotionally as well. So do away with them in order to walk your way with confidence and pride.