Wrinkles and deep lines are caused by age, as our skin loses the collagen and fat that gives it a supple appearance.
What are the symptoms?
Thin skin, wrinkles and loss of volume are primary characteristics of ageing skin. While developing fine lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the ageing process, particularly in common expression areas on the face, these lines can become deep furrows when exposed to environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking and pollution. Genetics can also be a factor.
What causes wrinkles and thin lines?
Deep lines and wrinkles can be caused by collagen and elastin breaking down. These are substances found in the skin that provide structure and form. The body loses its ability to turn over cells as it ages.
What treatments are available?
There are a number of treatment options to help address the concerns of deep lines and wrinkles. Facial treatments, injectable fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments can soften, diminish and eliminate lines.