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How a wrinkle is formed?

As the years go by, we notice changes in the nature of our epidermis: the functions of the cellular system are disturbed and cellular renewal slows down. The skin only needs to be poorly moisturised for it to dry out and become lined. In other words,

the appearance of wrinkles and loss of firmness.

Wrinkles and fine lines are the most easily visible signs resulting from the obstacle course the skin has to face. Helped along by the sagging of the tissues, these wrinkles and lines result in the formation of a type of canvas covered with cracks of varying depths. As time goes by, they deepen, reaching the dermis, which is the skin’s supporting mattress. When the dermis loses its elasticity, it becomes slack and deeper wrinkles begin to form. These wrinkles are more than 0.05 millimetres in depth, therefore they are the longest and widest.

Normal ageing leads to the formation of skin wrinkles. As the years go by, the elastic fibres that keep the skin taut begin to loosen. This makes the skin sag. Wrinkles are also caused by facial expressions, such as the frown lines that form between eyebrows. How much sagging and how many movement wrinkles wrinkles you get depend in part upon your heredity. Most wrinkles, however, are caused by cumulative exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. There are two types of ultraviolet rays: UltraViolet A and UltraViolet B. UVA is associated with skin tanning, wrinkles and melanoma, a form of skin cancer. UVB is associated with sunburn, basal and squamous cell carcinoma; two other forms of skin cancer.

There are three different types of wrinkles: Fine lines occurring throughout the face due to gradual loss of elasticity; Expression lines where the muscles of facial expression cause permanent creases; Gravity lines as the tissues of the face sag a little forming furrows between.

More information on wrinkles

What're wrinkles? - Skin wrinkles are grooves in the skin. Wrinkles can be on the surface of the skin or can be quite deep. Wrinkles are the thin, creased, and sagging skin.
How a wrinkle is formed? - Normal ageing leads to the formation of skin wrinkles. Wrinkles are also caused by facial expressions.
What causes wrinkles? - As a person ages, skin cells divide more slowly. Sun exposure promotes and exacerbates wrinkling of the skin. Smoking may also negatively affect the skin.
What treatments are available to cure wrinkle? - For fine wrinkles, retinoic acid may be applied to the skin to fill in the crevices. Wrinkles may also be treated by topical creams and ointments.
What cosmetic therapies are available for wrinkles? - Cosmetic therapies for the treatment of wrinkles are facelifts, laser resurfacing, non-ablative laser resurfacing and iImplantation.
What medical treatments are available for wrinkles? - Topical products is beneficial for skin damaged by the sun and also by natural aging. Alpha hydroxy acids facilitate the shedding of dead skin cells.
How to prevent the development of wrinkles? - Onset of wrinkles and further progression of those already present can be prevented by avoiding episodes of excessive sun exposure.
What anti wrinkle creams and cosmetics are available? - Cosmetics, if properly applied, can be surprisingly effective in camouflaging the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and age spots. 
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