Wrinkles are folds, creases, or ridges that occur on the skin’s surface. We will inevitably encounter them as we grow older.

These are the creases in your skin, commonly known as rhytides. Aging and the body’s natural process of making less collagen and elastin are the leading causes of wrinkled, sagging skin. The skin loses its resistance over time, making it more sensitive to environmental aggressors. Aging causes people to lose water and their skin to become less flexible and resilient.

Causes Of Wrinkles

Several things can cause wrinkles, some of which you can control and others can’t.


As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile. When your body makes less natural oil, skin becomes dry and wrinkled. There will be less fat under the skin. The skin gets loose and saggy, which causes folds to stand out more.


Skin aging is usually shown by wrinkles, and smoking speeds up this process. Potentially at play here is smoking’s effect on collagen.

Ultraviolet (UV) rays

UV exposure, which has been shown to speed up the aging process, is a major cause of folds that appear before they should. UV light can damage collagen and elastin fibers, which are parts of connective tissue. Without the connective tissue under the skin, the skin loses its ability to stretch and hold its shape. 

Face expressions

Face movements and expressions, like smiling and squinting, cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. When you move a facial muscle, the skin on your face gets grooved. Also, as we age, our skin gets less flexible and cannot return to its original shape after being stretched. Once they’re there, these lines will always be on your face.


How To Get Rid Of Wrinkles?

The good news is that modern medical aesthetics offer some treatments for fine lines and wrinkles. You may need to see a dermatologist for harsher treatments like plastic surgery or filler injections if you have deeper wrinkles.


Botox, also called botulinum toxin type A, stops muscles from contracting by blocking chemical impulses. Doctors use it to treat certain health conditions.

Our expert in medical aesthetics puts small amounts of Botox into specific muscles to eliminate fine lines. When muscles get weaker, the skin relaxes and flattens. This makes the skin look less wrinkled and younger. 

Botox injection can smooth out lines on the forehead, between the eyes, and around the eyes. Most of the time, the effects of the injection only last for four to five months, so many people have to get them more than once.

Chemical Peel

You can get rid of dead skin by applying a chemical solution called a chemical peel to the areas that need it. Most of the time, skin that has been regrown is smoother than the old skin. 

Some chemical peels can be bought without a prescription from a doctor. However, it is recommended that you talk to a doctor before starting any kind of treatment.

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How To Prevent?

Skin lines and wrinkles get more profound and noticeable as time goes on for everyone. Some ways to stop or slow their growth are as follows:

  • To keep the light from getting to you. It’s essential to keep your skin from getting too much sun. Dermatologists say you should wear protective clothing and a hat daily.
  • Putting moisturizer on your skin often. If you keep your skin moist, wrinkles are less likely to appear.
  • Smoking is one of the causes of wrinkles so do not smoke. Smoking speeds up aging and wrinkles on the skin rapidly.
  • Trying not to drink alcohol too much. Alcohol can dry out your skin by making you lose water.
  • Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Fruits and vegetables are good for your skin because they contain antioxidants. On the other hand, sugar and processed carbs are bad for your skin because they make it age faster.
  • It’s best to wash your face twice a day. Use something gentle to clean. Rubbing the skin can make it red and swollen, and it can also make the skin age faster.
  • It’s essential to wash your face afterward because sweat can build up. Over time, work can cause irritation and damage to the skin. This is a crucial thing to remember about a cap or helmet.

If you’re considering getting treatment, call us at 919-373-0088 or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation and make an appointment with Reviva Medical Aesthetics in Knightdale