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The skin is made up the three layers, that is the epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The effects of aging on the dermal layer are significant. In this case, not only the dermal layer thin but also less collagen is produced and the elastin fibres that provide elasticity wear out.

There changes in the scaffolding of the skin cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. Also the sebaceous glands get bigger but produce less sebum and the number of the sweat glands decreases.

Both of these changes lead to skin dryness. In the subcutaneous layer the fat cells get smaller with age. This leads to more noticeable wrinkles and sagging, as the fat cells cannot fill in the damage from the other layers.

Skin ages all over the body, but much are seen in the areas where there has been sun exposure. Changes brought on by sun damage include wrinkles, dryness, sagginess, skin growths like keratoses, etc.

Types and Causes of Wrinkles

Wrinkles are generally divided into two categories: That is the fine wrinkles, surface lines and deep wrinkles. Wrinkle treatments are in general much more effective for fine lines. Deeper wrinkles may require more aggressive techniques, such as plastic surgery.

There are various factors that cause wrinkles on the skin, which are as follow: Smoking is the mot common factor for causing wrinkles. Skin types, like people with light coloured and blue eyes are more susceptible to sun damage.

Heredity also plays an important role in development of wrinkles. Hairstyle that is depending on how much skin is covered by hair and protected from sun also effects wrinkling. Wrinkles also depend upon dress that is which area of the skin is exposed.

Treatment of Wrinkles

Creams containing Vitamin A is by far the most proven and effective method of eliminating the signs of aging such as wrinkling, roughness and mottled pigmentation. At first, they produce redness and peeling. Although this can be unpleasant for a while, but it is essential to achieve improvement once the peeling stops.

Preparations containing Alpha-hydroxy acid are also good for the prevention and treatment of wrinkles. These Acid are also known as “Fruit acids” and they include glycolic acid and are quite safe and cause no more than mild and temporary irritation.

Antioxidant preparations that contain the Vitamin A, C and beta-carotene are also used as anti wrinkles creams. These creams provide certain amount of sun protection and provide improvement in wrinkles. Regular creams, which does not contain and particular substance, may make wrinkles look temporarily less prominent.

The cosmetic procedure for the treatment of wrinkles is as such: Glycolic acid peels are commonly available and these are superficial peels. Deeper peels are also available which use ingredients like salicylic acid and it penetrate somewhat deeper into the skin. These deeper peels work better in smoothing fine lines. Such peels do not require anesthesia.

Dermabrasion is performed under general anesthesia and this procedure involves the use of a rotating instrument to sand the skin down. It can result in excellent improvement of wrinkles. Laser resurfacing is also good way to treat wrinkles. During this procedure, the laser is passed several times over the area to be treated. This helps in stimulating body’s natural collagen synthesis.

Laser resurfacing is performed under “conscious sedation” and the patient remains awake. Plastic surgical procedures like surgical facelifts, brow lifts, etc. are also helpful in the treatment of wrinkles.



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