Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process that forms as your skin experiences the wear and tear of daily living. Wrinkles can be a beautiful expression of our hard-earned experiences but can make you look far older than you feel.
Factors that influence wrinkle formation
We all age differently, and some of us will acquire more wrinkles than others, and some of us may develop wrinkles earlier than others. The reasons for wrinkles forming stem from a variety of sources, such as genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Some of the factors that can affect how your skin ages include:
- How much sun you get
- Whether or not you smoke
- How naturally thin your skin is
- Your diet
- Stress levels
The aging process
The common thread is that as we age, our skin naturally thins as we produce less and less collagen, elastin, and other structural proteins that keep skin looking youthful, firm, and elastic. Skin produces less hyaluronic acid and produces less oil which causes it to have less volume and to feel drier than when we were younger. Thankfully, your skin can be stimulated to produce more of these crucial substances through treatments that induce natural healing, such as fractional skin resurfacing.
Treating wrinkles and slowing the aging process with fractional skin resurfacing
Fractional skin resurfacing in Kirkland, WA, is one of the most sought-after treatments for skin enhancement. You can lose years off your appearance by simply enhancing that top layer of dead and tired skin and revealing bright, fresh skin below. Wrinkles can be reduced in their appearance and made to be finer, all while refreshing your complexion. Through fractional skin resurfacing, your skin is stimulated to heal and look naturally rejuvenated.