Our skin is our largest organ with a surface area of approximately 20 Square Feet. It is made up of 3 distinct layers:
Over time, our skin beings to lose flexibility and strength as our elastin and collagen beings to breakdown after repeated muscle contractions. Lines and wrinkles begin to appear along the lines of these muscle with repeated movement. The development of lines and wrinkles isn’t helped by reduced hydration in the skin as we age, which occurs due to a decrease in hyaluronic acid production. Other factors that cause fine lines and wrinkles include UV damaged from prolonged sun exposure; genetic factors; as well as external causes such as smoking or alcohol.
Skin specialists classify wrinkles as lines with a depth of more than 2mm, caused by the repetition of facial muscle contractions. Fine lines are described as being less than 2mm in depth, caused by sagging skin.
To keep your skin healthy as well as preventing and treating fine lines and wrinkles, our experts recommend:
If you have further questions about the treatment of fine lines & wrinkles, we recommend contacting our team on 0118 334 7879 or booking a consultation to discuss with our Practitioners.
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