As we age, we all see unwanted wrinkles creep up on us. Thankfully, we don’t have to live with those wrinkles any more as our medical spa treatments have vastly improved!
But what causes wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur because our collagen levels deplete and our skin becomes thinner and less elastic, making it more difficult to rejuvenate itself. When the skin thins out, simple repeated facial expressions can lead to creases in the skin, specifically between the eyes and around the mouth.
However, wrinkles are caused by more than just repeated facial expressions. They can be caused by environmental factors such as exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. This happens via sunbathing and prolonged exposure to the sun without protection. The damage UV light does to your skin has been proven to increase the speed of wrinkle development as it breaks down the collagen in your body which keeps your skin elastic and fresh. When our collagen disappears, our skin begins to weaken and we see wrinkles and dark spots appear.