No matter, how much you try to avoid them, wrinkles make their presence on your face at some or the other point of time. They come due to the natural process of aging.
While they look almost the same, not all wrinkles are of the same type. But though you might have a slight idea about this, you might think as it is believed traditionally, that wrinkles are of just two types:
Static: The wrinkles that occur because skin loses collagen and elasticity and eventually sag.
Dynamic: The wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial movements (e.g. smile) that create creases in skin.
However, there are actually four different types of wrinkles as per a study done by the scientists at the University Hospital of Liege, Belgium, and published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Science (2006).
Each of these types of wrinkles has its own external and internal causes.
1. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
These are the small parallel lines that vanish when your skin is stretched. They can appear on your face or any other part of your body.
This type of wrinkles appears due to a loss of elasticity and collagen which results in sagging of skin. The main culprit that causes them is sun damage.
UV exposure releases free radicals in skin that break down elastin and collagen, the main components due to which you skin has a particular structure and it looks firm.
While thread facelift Melbourne from Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne is an alternative to get rid of signs of aging, preventing them from appearing is a better option, which can be done by using SPF sun protection daily, particularly on face and neck, and all other areas exposed to the sun.
2. Permanent Elastic Creases
These crease lines are the ones that become permanent as you age. They tend to appear on your upper lip, cheeks and bottom of your neck.
These too become worse if repeatedly exposed to the sun. Another big factor that deepens them is smoking, such as creases appearing around your lips from constantly pursing your mouth.
But the bad effect of smoking is not limited to this. Whenever you smoke, the surface of your skin is exposed to all types of chemicals and carcinogens.
Moreover, when you inhale smoke, you stop body’s ability to distribute oxygen to your skin which is needed to create healthy cells and for healing.
3. Dynamic Expression Lines
These are the fun lines that as mentioned above appear from recurrent facial muscle actions that cause lines in the skin that become permanent.
These typically appear on forehead and around eyes and mouth. They just come while you live your normal life as a human, because they appear when you laugh at a joke, squint on a sunny day or frown at something irritating.
The only way to stop them is to become a robot and stop expressing yourself! So, wear them with pride!
4. Gravitational Folds
These are the lines that appear naturally with age as your skin loses structure and folds and sags.
As their name suggests, they are caused by gravity, added with time. As you get older, your skin starts losing elastin and collagen resulting in sagging and wrinkling.
Researchers observe that this type of wrinkles is more prominent on a lean face having thinner skin, whereas a plumper face having thicker skin will have less of this type of lines.
Though you can get anti-wrinkle injections Melbourne by Chelsea Cosmetics Melbourne anytime, the best way to get rid of wrinkles is to prevent them.
Start using anti-aging products before wrinkles start appearing. Don’t forget to include SPF sun protection in your skincare regime, since 90% of wrinkles are caused by sun exposure.