Wrinkles. The very word itself conjures up all sorts of negative associations. Wrinkles usually first appear as the result of a repeated facial expression like smiling, frowning or squinting. As we get older more and more wrinkles appear and once they take hold of a face they are not inclined to give it back. But what are some of the other causes of wrinkles and is there anything that can be done to prevent them or even achieve wrinkle reduction?
Some Common Causes of Wrinkles
Most people wind up with many more wrinkles than they might naturally develop, mostly because of bad habits like:
- Smoking – It’s absolutely true: smoking causes wrinkles. It’s usually pretty easy to tell which middle-aged person is either a smoker or former smoker just by the wrinkles on their face.
- Sun-Bathing – Sun-worshiping is an age old tradition but few other things will play such an important part in the development of wrinkles as a history of sun-bathing.
- Diet – Excessive amounts of sugar or carbohydrates can lead to breakdowns in the integrity of your skin and leave you susceptible to wrinkles.
- Alcohol – Alcohol is a dehydrant that can dry your skin and cause it to lose elasticity. It’s also been shown to lower vitamin A levels, which are crucial to the generation of collagen.
Wrinkles have other allies as well but this list should be enough to suggest that many of the wrinkles that scoff at us when we look in the mirror may be the result of our own actions.
Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reduction
Unlike sun and age spot removal wrinkle prevention can be pretty straight forward, as in “read the above list and don’t do those things.” But there are other steps you can take as well that will help stave off the development of wrinkles.
- Drink Plenty of Water – Your body is 70% water. If you don’t want your skin to shrivel up like a prune you’ll make sure to drink several large glasses of water every day. Minimum.
- Wear a Hat – For those days when you either don’t have or forgot to apply sunscreen a hat will go a long way toward saving your skin. Get in the habit of wearing one on sunny days.
- Get Plenty of Sleep – Nothing gets the skin sagging like a lack of sleep. To help prevent wrinkles you should get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
Taking these things to heart can only lead to a healthier, happier future you, but what about now? All the changes you can make won’t undo the wrinkles you already have. But wrinkle reduction therapy from Leeza’s Laser can handle most of them.
Ablative wrinkle reduction therapy concentrates bursts of laser light on wrinkled skin removing it layer by layer and promoting the growth of new, collagen rich skin layers in its place. Non-ablative wrinkle reduction is non-invasive and will help restore your skin’s natural contours and appearance with minimal recovery time. Contact us to find out more about these incredible, invigorating skin rejuvenation therapies and start winning the war against wrinkles.