Let’s Talk About Wrinkles and Wrinkle Reduction

Wrinkles, like aging, are a fact of life. Everyone gets some form of frown lines or crow’s feet, and just about everyone worries about how they look. With so many different wrinkle reduction solutions out there, the thought of choosing one can be intimidating. The Youth Fountain would like to help make this process a little easier.

We offer a range of varying wrinkle reduction solutions, but before we go into which of these might be best for you, we’d like to talk a bit about wrinkles themselves. Have you ever considered them? Have you ever wondered how they form? Do you know why they form as we age? Keep reading if you want a better understanding of wrinkles.

We Have Different Layers of Skin

Before you can understand the causes of and reasons behind wrinkles, you need to know a few basic things. First, skin is divided into two broad layers called the epidermis and the dermis.

Epidermis

The epidermis, the skin you see and touch, consists of mostly dead, hardened skin cells. These cells form an outer layer across your entire body to protect you from outside elements such as germs and toxins.

Dermis

The softer skin beneath the epidermis is known as the dermis. Your dermis contains an important protein known as collagen. Collagen strengthens the structure of your skin cells and helps prevent your skin from absorbing or spreading environmental toxins. Other fibers found in the dermis give your skin its elasticity and durability.

Ways Wrinkles Form

Wrinkles form in both the epidermis and the dermis. Lack of moisture in the epidermis causes fine lines to form. When collagen breaks down in the dermis, the skin’s structure suffers. Loss of collagen coupled with the loss of fat in the dermis brings about the sagging skin seen in frown lines and deep furrows.

Enemies of Wrinkle Reduction

Aging

Wrinkles form naturally in everyone. Your body, with age, will naturally slow its production of collagen. Sweat and oil glands work less efficiently with each passing year, too. Without this added layer of protection, skin deteriorates faster. Because cell reproduction slows the older we get, aged dermis thins. A thinner dermis retains less moisture, hindering its elasticity.

Sun

The number one enemy of wrinkle reduction and youthful skin, the sun accounts for most skin damage. Though lighter skin tones are slightly more at risk, the sun can damage all skin, no matter the complexion. Extensive skin damage occurs in childhood, so it’s important to instill the values of proper skin care in your children at a young age.

Smoking

Smoking causes premature aging in many ways. Smokers have a reportedly higher likelihood of developing more wrinkles earlier than nonsmokers. Many of the toxins found in cigarettes destroy collagen, weakening skin structure.

Wrinkle Reduction Solutions at The Youth Fountain

The Youth Fountain offers Ultherapy treatment to stimulate collagen production. Other wrinkle reduction solutions we offer include the Vampire FaceLift, Botox injections, Xeomin injections, and dermal fillers. We can only determine the perfect solution for you with an in-depth assessment of your skin’s current state. Come to The Youth Fountain today and get on the road to a healthier, younger looking you!

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