Do Facial Expressions Cause Wrinkles?

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When it comes to wrinkles, there are many different myths and techniques on how to get rid of them. Various factors cause and affect the rate at which you develop wrinkles. Wrinkles tend to be triggered by collagen, elasticity, skin thickness, and fat distribution, all influenced by genetic and environmental factors. However, there are different treatments and techniques to help manage the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Wrinkles are entirely natural and are a result of aging skin and volume loss. However, one common belief is that expressions can cause wrinkles, and the more expressive you are, the more likely you are to get them at an earlier age. But how does that work exactly? As we get older, our bodies produce less collagen- which keeps our skin looking smooth and supple. By repeatedly making an expression, you are invertedly causing the collagen in that facial area to break down. Therefore, as time goes on, the skin does not have the same elasticity and forms wrinkles and lines.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop smiling or frowning, as facial expressions aren’t the only contributor causing wrinkles. There are many serums and treatments to help combat the appearance of wrinkles. A good skincare routine is always essential in helping preserve the skin’s appearance. However, if you don’t want to have to test various skincare options, treatments like Botox or Fillers may be the best option.

Botox is perfect for those seeking out a refreshed and rejuvenated look and is commonly used to reduce the appearance of pesky wrinkles. Whereas fillers may be a better option if you are looking to smooth out any fine lines, this injectable is designed to add volume in areas lacking. If you feel like an injectable treatment won’t help, then a facelift procedure could be the answer. Facelifts remove and tighten excess skin while also repositioning fat deposits and muscles that have sagged or warped over time. Talking to a specialist will help you decide which option is right for you.