Did you know that not all wrinkles are created equal? And therefore, not all of them can be treated the same way? Wrinkles are commonly caused by aging due to collagen loss in the skin, which leaves skin looking less plump, but can also be caused by sun and UV damage, pollution and smoking.

Products such as Peter Thomas Roth's Peptide 21 Wrinkle Resist Serum, GLOWBIOTICS's Anti-Wrinkle Illuminating Eye Cream, and Skin Medica's TNS Essential Serum can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Frown / Worry Lines

Frown Worry Lines

Settled between your brows and on your forehead are frown and worry lines. Caused by years of squinting and frowning in a repeated manner, but genetics could also be at play. Many turn to Botox to combat the appearance of these furrowed lines, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle can also help soften their appearance.

Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial Folds

AKA laugh lines or smile lines, these folds run from either side of your nose down to the outer corners of your mouth and are best treated with a hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane or Belotero Balance. These lines become more prominent when you smile or laugh, hence the name, and can become more prominent with age as your skin sags.

Crow’s Feet

Commonly caused by UV exposure and aging, these wrinkles in the corner of the eye can appear to be more pronounced on the skin than others. Thankfully, there’s hope with treatments such as Botox for treating these pesky lines.

“These lines are difficult to treat because they are caused by more than one muscle. When you smile, your cheek muscles push upward which exacerbates those wrinkles. Botox is a great way to smooth these lines, but they won’t disappear,” Dr. Tali Arviv of Arviv Medical Aesthetics in Miami shared with us.

 

Loss Of Volume In Lips

If your lips aren’t looking as perky and plump as you might like, hyaluronic acid fillers such as Belotero Balance or Restylane can help restore your lips' natural shape. Juvèderm Ultra XC is another option to treat your volume loss, as well as microneedling sessions.

So when should you start treating these fine lines and wrinkles? Dr. Bertha Baum of Hollywood Dermatology shared exclusively with us how she approaches this question with her patients: “This depends on a lot of factors and predispositions, there is no right time to start. The best is to visit a board-certified dermatologist and raise your concerns and after a thorough evaluation decide if you should start Botox and at what age. There is definitely a point where it won’t be enough to erase lines and other injectables, lasers, etc will be needed to make the lines smooth.”

 

Now that we’ve covered how to treat existing wrinkles, how can you prevent new ones? Sunscreen every day, all year round is one of the top ways to prevent new wrinkles from deepening. When shopping for a sunscreen, look for one with built-in broad-spectrum protection, meaning UVA and UVB rays are blocked.

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