As we age, our skin loses collagen, resulting in lines, wrinkles, and sunken eyes and cheeks. Through proper daily skincare you can help slow the signs of aging, but it cannot stop or reverse the process. Although you may not be able to effectively treat wrinkles yourself, Sculptra® treatments offered at Dash Medical Spa Delray Beach can reduce the signs of aging and restore your skin’s youthful glow.
The visible effects of facial aging are the progressive changes you see when you look in the mirror, including a loss of elasticity, wrinkles and thinning skin.
Facial aging usually begins as early as your late teens. Wrinkles and changes in pigmentation may also start to appear, becoming more pronounced with age. Of course, changes vary from person to person.
Facial aging is caused by both internal and external factors. Internal (or chronological) factors happen over time and are caused by genetics. External (or environmental) factors are things in the world around you, including sun exposure, smoking, facial expressions and sleep position. All of these factors can contribute to changes in the skin, as well as changes in facial bones.
Collagen is a key structural component under the skin that provides volume and helps keep skin looking youthful. Over time, our bodies make less collagen and our skin loses its elasticity and volume. This, along with environmental factors like sun exposure, leads to the appearance of wrinkles, lines and folds.