If you find the appearance of creases, ridges, or folds in your skin troubling, you should know that there are safe and effective treatment options that can minimize wrinkles. At District Dermatology in McLean, Virginia, the team of board-certified dermatologists provide state-of-the-art care to help you look more youthful and rested. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the available wrinkle treatment options, or simply call the office to book your visit.
Your skin is truly an amazing organ and serves you well from the time of birth through old age. Just under your skin lies a layer of collagen, which softens your features and gives your skin its youthful plumpness. As you age, you lose a portion of your collagen, leaving your skin looser and more likely to gather into fine lines and wrinkles.
A system of tiny muscles also work under your skin, allowing you to eat, speak, see, and perform facial expressions. Those complex and almost constant movements also take a toll on your skin, pulling and stretching it in different directions, eventually leading to wrinkles.
Smoking, sun damage, and exposure to environmental toxins have an impact on your skin, too, weakening it and leaving it prone to changes in tone and texture.