As we age, our skin loses volume. This causes fine lines and wrinkles. While there are some genetic factors that affect aging, there are also some things you can do to prevent wrinkles or reduce the appearance of ones you already have.
The Aging Process
Environmental and lifestyle factors, combined with aging, slow down the functions of the skin. This leads to visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, loss of volume, sagging skin, loss of elasticity, and a loss of radiance.
All these signs come together to make the face look older. The cheeks become flatter, and the face can begin to look sad, tired, or negative.
Signs of Aging
In a young face, you see high cheekbones, smooth skin, a well-defined jawline, and full jowls. As we age, however, you begin to see wrinkles on the forehead and brows, sagging skin, flatter cheeks, hollow temples, and undereye areas, a wider jawline and the mouth begin to turn downwards.
Causes of Wrinkles and Aging
While genetics do play a part in the aging process, there are more factors to consider. Hormonal changes for example. As we age, hormone levels decline, and the cells that give our skin volume decrease in number and size, leading to volume loss.
Another factor to consider is your lifestyle. Spending too much time in the sun can cause damage to collagen and lead to photoaging. Smoking also degrades skin collagen.
Online Dermatologist for Treating and Preventing Wrinkles and Aging
There are some great ways to protect your skin and prevent the signs of aging. Having a great daily skincare routine is one of the best things you can do to protect and care for your skin. If you are already showing signs of wrinkles and aging, there are many dermatological treatments available for you. Book a virtual appointment with one of our online dermatologists to get started.