What You Should Know About Fine Lines and Wrinkles
You’ve no doubt heard the expression “fine lines and wrinkles” more than once from the many anti-ageing commercials all over the TV. Are you aware of the difference between the two though? And are you au fait with the causes and how to prevent them? No fear, CoLaz is here to break it all down.
While you have probably heard fine lines and wrinkles referred to synonymously, there is actually some distinction between the two. Not only do they appear in different regions of the face, but they should also be treated differently—both in terms of the facial rejuvenation procedures you choose and the products you use as part of your daily skincare regime. Understanding the distinctions before you begin researching different treatment options will help make your free consultation with us a little bit smoother too.
Fine facial lines and wrinkles appear because of a variety of things. Fine lines often indicate the start of the ageing process and they develop when an irregular thickening of the dermis occurs at the same time as the amount of water stored in the epidermis decreases. As we age, our skin begins to show these fine lines, creases, folds or ridges which slowly deepen. Dynamic or static line wrinkles are when deeper lines or furrows develop in the skin.
These fine lines and wrinkles occur over time with movement, such as smiling or frowning. Dynamic lines will ultimately become static. Static lines remain unchanged with muscle movement. Facial examples of fine lines include the appearance of crow’s feet around the eyes, stubborn worry lines on the forehead, and frown lines between the eyebrows.
Facial lines can be separated into two functional categories: Fine lines are also known as our “expression lines”, these are lines caused by the movement of facial muscles when we laugh, smile or frown.
Deeper furrows caused by muscle contraction. Such wrinkles are deeper than fine lines and are caused by the natural process of ageing and gravity as surface lines deepen and set into the face. Wrinkle treatments tend to be much more effective for fine lines. Deeper creases and furrows will require more aggressive techniques—see below for suggested CoLaz treatments.
Skin ageing occurs not only because we age in years but also because of multiple intrinsic and external factors. Factors include the natural aging process (which sadly there’s no preventative cure for—yet), sun damage, gravity, injury, general muscle movement, surgery, smoking, acne and similar skin conditions that have a tendency to scar.
Intrinsic skin ageing is the unstoppable biological effect of time on our skin and ‘wrinkling’ as a result of your genes, lack of elasticity, and, of course, our age. Environmental factors dramatically impact external skin ageing. These include, but aren’t limited to, our exposure to UV light, nutrition and lifestyle, the drying effects of weather, using inappropriate skin care products, and pollution/cigarette smoke. The areas of our body which are most exposed to the external environment (our face, neck, and hands), tend to be more visibly prone to ageing and wrinkling in comparison to other areas.
The main step to take to help stop the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is to begin by minimizing your sun exposure. Apply a daily-use broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day, even in the winter and on cloudy days. Broad-spectrum sun products work to filter out both the UVA rays which lead to skin ageing and UVB rays which cause sunburn.
Use an umbrella or sit in the shade as much as possible when outdoors. Protect your face and hair with a wide-brimmed hat.
While it’s currently impossible to stop or reverse the ageing process, you can help to reduce the appearance of fine facial lines and wrinkles with a regular skin care regimen that suits your skin type. The tips below can help your skin appear fresher, brighter, and younger-looking. CoLaz has a range of exclusive skincare products which will help with fine lines and wrinkles.
– Use a cleanser on your face morning and night to remove makeup, perspiration, and daily grime for outdoor pollution.
– Apply a daily SPF moisturiser as suggested above to prevent further sun damage.
– Finding a CC cream with light-reflecting particles will instantly help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
– Use a moisturiser that contains Niacinamide to exfoliate the top layer of skin every night before bed. Creams with ingredients like vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate) and vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) will also help reduce the toxins that can further damage your skin.
– Typically, the skin in the area around the eyes is the first to develop fine lines and wrinkles because it is so thin. Find a specialised hydrating eye cream containing Niacinamide plus vitamins B5 and E to help the skin in this area appear firmer and smoother.
Our computerised scan and free consultation will help assess and determine the best solution for your skin type—whatever your skin concern. Our scans take place in a fully relaxed environment to determine the best course of treatment and ongoing daily routine for your skin. Below are a few of the treatments we offer in our CoLaz salons to fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Maintain the beauty and freshness of your skin with our wide range of deep cleansing facials. At CoLaz, we only use premium products to ensure the most luxurious and purifying facial experience in London.
Microneedling therapy uses small needles to puncture the skin, encouraging the renewal of new skin cells. Smooth wrinkles, erase acne scars and tackle sun damage. See an immediate plumping effect and rejuvenating difference after just one session.
Improve and smooth the texture of your skin with a controlled CoLaz skin peel. Our peels can be an incredibly effective treatment for ironing out wrinkles, settling fine lines, and also balancing uneven skin pigmentation to restore your youthful glow.
The latest Dermapen3™ technology is an automated needling remedy that naturally fosters collagen and elastin as a pain-free facial alternative to traditional microneedling. The procedure lifts and revitalises your cells resulting in younger, healthier-looking skin.
A relaxing treatment which encourages cellular regeneration with a combination of blue and red LED lights which cause a photo-biochemical reaction.
A diamond peel treatment is a mechanical exfoliation technique similar to microdermabrasion. This non-invasive cosmetic procedure removes excess oil, dirt, and dead cells on the surface of the skin to reveal the younger, brighter skin cells underneath.
Love the skin you are in and drop by your nearest CoLaz salon to chat for free about the best treatment for you.