Most wrinkles appear on the parts of the body where sun exposure is greatest. These especially include the face, V of the neck, hands, and forearms. Wrinkles come in two categories: fine surface lines and deep furrows. Wrinkle treatments are in general much more effective for fine lines. Deeper creases may require more invasive techniques such as filler injections or laser treatments.
What factors increase the formation of wrinkles?
Some of these factors are beyond our control
- Fairer skin types show increased wrinkling than darker skins
- Heredity (some families wrinkle more)
- Occupational and recreational habits (farming, sailing, golfing, using tanning booths)-excessive sun exposure hastens the aging changes of the skin
The main preventive measures we can take are to minimize sun exposure, regular use of broad spectrum sunscreens, protective hats and clothing, and avoidance of smoking and alcohol consumption.