Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Fine lines and wrinkles are induced by both intrinsic aging (physiological process) and extrinsic aging (sun exposure++, pollution, smoking, poor nutrition...).
The aging process leads to a slow down of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in the skin so that as we get older, the areas of over-use become damaged, and lines start appearing because of the repeated use of facial muscles.
Initially they only become visible when contracting the facial muscles (active lines), then the lines become permanent, persisting at rest (passive lines).
A face with no passive lines and minimal active lines would be deemed more attractive and youthful, independently of the culture. As the number and depth of the wrinkles increase, as the perception of age of the person also, wrinkles being associated with old age. Furthermore facial lines can make you look tired, stressed or angry.
We recommend to start treating them as soon as possible, and even before they appear.
Considering the role of muscles in the formation of wrinkles, Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox) are frequently used to relax the muscles, soften the existing lines and prevent the formation of new ones. But other options are available and it is often useful to combine them to simultaneously improve the skin quality, relax the muscles and fill some facial lines.
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