Wrinkles mainly happen on the parts of the body that get the most sun exposure, including the face, neck, the backs of the hands, and the tops of the forearms. Wrinkles fall into two categories: fine, surface lines and deeper furrows. Factors that promote wrinkling include:
• Skin type (people with light-colored skin and blue eyes are more susceptible to sun damage)
• Heredity (some families wrinkle more)
• Sun exposure
HOW IS WRINKLES DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will do a physical examination for wrinkles that are the lines and creases that form in the skin. Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around the eyes, mouth and neck.
HOW IS WRINKLES TREATED?
Treatments available for wrinkles include topical medical treatments (such as vitamin A acid, alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants, and moisturizer) and more invasive procedures (such as glycolic acids peels, deep peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, surgical procedures, and Botox).
DID YOU KNOW?
Here are ways to make the most of your skin's appearance:
• Protect your skin from the sun.
• Use moisturizers.
• Don't smoke.
• Eat a healthy diet