Fine lines on your face often stir you as much as the first sight of grey hair. They certainly trigger off the bells of alarm which suggest aging bring you on the threshold of losing your youthful charm. These lines have their own causes, which need to be taken care of with right treatments.
Main Causes Of Fine Lines
The vertical lines between your forehead and the area of cheeks indicate that you are troubled from sleeping in the same mode and same position. Most facial lines are a result of maintaining the same side on most nights.
Facial expressions play a major role in forming those ugly lines on your face. Your ways of expressing your emotions use your muscles and form contractions or frown lines in and around the area of the forehead.
Lines which are visible from the outer corner of both the eyes (crow’s feet) are also a result of excessive muscle contractions.
Sun exposure, regular intake of alcoholic drinks and constant smoking are some of the factors that contribute to thinning of the layers of the skin.
The skin loses its elasticity and leads to the damaging of facial tissues over a course of time. These progressive losses are responsible for lines, wrinkles and sags on the skin.
Care And Treatment For Fine Lines
Application Of Retinol
Regular application of products with high amount of Retinol – a form of vitamin A with antioxidants is recommended to stimulate the formation of collagen in the epidermis.
Using Peels is the most common method of treating facial lines. Your Peeling treatment can range from organic and herbal to the more advanced chemical ones. The main function of peeling is to exfoliate the dead skin and stimulate new growth to improve the appearance of the skin.
Glycolic Peels are mild, available in different strengths and contain natural substances. Salicylic and TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) based Peels are stronger in nature and suitable for deeper lines caused by sun exposure or pigmentation.
Light Based Care
Intense pulsed light (IPL) or Laser treatments use hand-held laser to rejuvenate the top layer of the skin and accelerate the new growth. Light therapies do not target the deeper layers and so do not produce long lasting effects.
Dermal fillers are injectable fillers which help in the regeneration of subcutaneous tissues under the skin to provide the plump effect. The old collagen is replaced by non animal synthetic acids and usually lasts for one year.
Use Of Botox Or Botulinum Toxin A (BTA)
BTA or Botox is a type of protein derived from bacteria to treat localized areas. These injections help in blocking the contraction of muscles to fade lines on forehead, around eyes, nose and lips. The effects are temporary and need regular follow-ups after every 4-6 months.
After knowing the causes of fine lines on the skin, you can always stave them off with suitable exercises, healthy eating habits and proper care under the sun. Though age and certain lifestyles are unavoidable, but there is a remedial care for every fine line on the skin.