Causes of Wrinkles and How to Treat Them

  • posted: Mar. 21, 2022

Aging can be an exciting journey, but aging skin? Not so much.

If you’re dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, or you notice your skin is getting drier, thinner, or saggier, you might be looking into wrinkle removal procedures.

Skin resurfacing treatments can help effectively address cosmetic skin issues caused by aging, and help you feel your best.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Here’s what causes wrinkles:

  • Age
  • Exposure to UV light
  • Loss of collagen and elastin in the skin

UV rays from the sun stimulate the formation of free radicals in your skin. These free radicals damage elastin fibers, which contribute to both wrinkles and skin cancer.

There are two main types of wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles and wrinkles caused by gravity.

Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles which settle into the skin as a result of habitual expressions, like laughing, frowning, concentrating, etc.

Wrinkles caused by gravity are the result of natural aging. Over time, gravity pulls at the skin, and as you lose your stores of collagen and elastin, your skin begins to droop and settle.

Preventing Wrinkles

There are some ways that you can try to prevent wrinkles.

One of the most important things you can do for your skin is to protect yourself from the sun and exposure to UV light.

Other ways to prevent wrinkles are to promote general skin health by activities like eating nutritious foods, staying hydrated, and using nourishing, moisturizing products on your skin.

Best Wrinkle Treatment: Clear + Brilliant

Clear + Brilliant is a type of wrinkle treatment that uses gentle laser technology to combat fine lines and wrinkles on your face. In addition to fine lines and wrinkles, Clear + Brilliant can help treat:

  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma

In addition, Clear + Brilliant wrinkle removal treatment can help tighten pores as well.

How Clear + Brilliant Wrinkle Removal Works

Clear + Brilliant works helping your body generate healthy tissue and by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin in your skin.

Collagen and Elastin

Collagen and elastin are fibers in your skin that support and protect the integrity of your skin’s structures, resulting in voluptuous, healthy skin.

Everyone has collagen in their bodies—in fact, collagen makes up 30% of your body’s protein. When you’re young, your body is generating new collagen, which is why kids and young adults have glowy skin.

However, once you hit your late 20s to early 30s, your body stops generating new collagen on its own. Even worse—your collagen stores deplete more and more every year.

This is why skin ages. The lack of collagen and elastin results in skin that is droopy, thin, and wrinkle-prone.

How Laser Resurfacing Helps

Laser resurfacing treatments, like Clear + Brilliant, combat the signs of aging by helping your body generate collagen to the treated sites.

The science is that this gentle laser technology targets areas in your skin and creates micro-wounds in your epidermis and dermis. These wounds signal to your body that they need to replace the damaged tissue.

When the laser targets scars or sun damage, your body will respond by generating healthy, refreshed skin to those areas.

Additionally, the micro-wounds activate your body’s healing process, which is where the generation of new collagen comes into play. Since collagen is a key player in wound healing, collagen production naturally occurs at the treatment sites.

Clear + Brilliant also removes dry, dead, or damaged layers of skin, which triggers your body’s natural skin regeneration.

The result of Clear + Brilliant wrinkle treatment is the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, clearer, more even skin tone, and a more radiant complexion overall.

What Happens During a Session?

A typical session of Clear + Brilliant lasts around 30 minutes.

Clear + Brilliant is amazingly gentle, but we still apply a topical numbing cream to help increase your comfort during the procedure.

Once we begin the process, we glide the Clear + Brilliant handpiece over the treatment area of your skin.

After Treatment

After your treatment session, you can immediately resume your routine. There’s no downtime required after treatment, although we advise against wearing makeup for the first 24 hours.

When You’ll See Results

The results of Clear + Brilliant wrinkle treatment aren’t immediate, since it takes time for your body to heal itself and rejuvenate your skin. Most patients start seeing results within a couple of weeks following their first treatment. The results also last for months.

After your skin heals, it will feel softer, smoother, and more hydrated. The inner layers of your skin will be healthier, which means reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Any dryness or dullness you dealt with prior to treatment will be replaced with brighter, more youthful-looking skin.

Benefits of Clear + Brilliant Wrinkle Treatment

Aside from the obvious benefit (reduced appearance of wrinkles), Clear + Brilliant laser treatment offers perks, including:

  • It’s non-invasive
  • There’s no downtime required
  • It’s safe for all skin types
  • It helps restore the youthful glow of your complexion
  • It helps improve both your skin’s texture and elasticity
  • It helps increase the production of collagen and elastin in your skin
  • It helps protect against future effects of aging

Your Clear + Brilliant treatment should be supported by proper skincare and hygiene. We recommend that our patients wear SPF products every day. UV light can have a negative effect on skin, and it’s easy to keep yourself protected.

Invest in high-quality skincare products to protect your skin and keep it moisturized.

Getting Started with Clear + Brilliant

To learn more about Clear + Brilliant wrinkle treatment and to get started, contact our team at Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN.