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How to Deal with Wrinkles When You’re Young

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We all know that wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, that they are a natural and normal result of skin losing elasticity as you grow older. But what about if you find yourself with unwanted wrinkles at a young age, also known as premature wrinkles?

Dermal fillers are an anti-ageing solution for just about anyone – regardless of age. The fillers we use here at DestinationSkin are a safe cosmetic option for smoothing away lines and wrinkles, giving you long-lasting and subtle results.

But why do some people get wrinkles at a young age and how can fillers tackle the problem? Read on to find out more.


Why Do We Get Wrinkles At A Young Age?

People usually associate wrinkles or lines on the forehead, around the eyes, smile lines or even neck wrinkles with the effects of ageing.

Dynamic wrinkles, the lines that are only visible when you move your facial expression, like the crinkles around your eyes or the cheek creases when you smile, usually begin in the late twenties to early thirties.

If by this age, you are already experiencing static wrinkles, the ones that are visible even when your face is at rest, these are known as premature lines and aren’t necessarily related to the natural ageing process.

A few factors, both lifestyle and environmental, can contribute to having wrinkles at a young age. They include:

  • Smoking, or living with a smoker – smoking subjects your skin to free radicals which attach to the body breaking down DNA and RNA, leading to inflammation and skin damage.
  • Drinking a lot of alcohol – alcohol is a diuretic and dehydrates your skin, causing a lack of plumpness and volume. It also interferes with your skin’s natural antioxidant defences.
  • Sleeping on your front – stomach sleeping can accelerate ageing, as mechanical compression can speed up the wrinkling process.
  • A high sugar diet – when you eat too much sugar, a process called glycation occurs; sugar molecules in your bloodstream attach to collagen, causing it to go stiff and break.
  • Not using suncream – exposure to UV light is one of the leading causes of visible ageing.
  • Not staying hydrated – your skin needs water to keep its volume; wrinkles quickly follow a lack of hydration.
  • Living in a highly polluted area – back to the free radicals, polluted cities carry them in the atmosphere, and they cause damage to cells, protein and even DNA.
  • High-stress levels – stress produces high cortisol levels in the body, which affects your skin’s connective tissue.
  • Not getting enough sleep – research has shown that people who get enough sleep have improved skin barrier recovery.
  • Straining your eyes by squinting at computer screens or squinting in the sun, pretty obvious this one, all that squinting causes lines.
  • Overuse of skincare products containing retinoids, antioxidants, peptides and alpha hydroxy acids – using too many of these products can cause irritation and inflammation of the skin, especially affecting the skin barrier.

Of course, some people may also have genes that lend themselves to premature wrinkles. You can take steps to alter many of the factors that cause your skin to wrinkle at a young age. Stopping smoking, cutting down sugar and alcohol, staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen are fairly easy steps to take to prevent further skin damage.

But what can you do about the lines that have already formed and are causing you concern?


How Dermal Fillers Tackle Premature Wrinkles

You will find that topical creams and even serums can’t lessen or mitigate wrinkles and lines, but temporary dermal fillers can.

Dermal fillers are derived from a substance called hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in your body. Your skin produces it to maintain plumpness and hydration. The procedure involves having small amounts of filler injected just beneath your skin, targeting the areas you are concerned about.

One of the results that we love about fillers is that they can create quite a big difference in your appearance without you having to undergo any surgery or other more invasive procedures. After having fillers, your skin should look restored to its natural, youthful look, feeling fresher with your wrinkles and lines softened or removed. You can read all about how fillers work on fine lines and wrinkles here and about how they specifically help with smile lines here.

Because the filler is injected, the procedure must be done in a clinical setting by experienced and well-trained specialists. Every one of our clinics at DestinationSkin has highly qualified doctors and nurses on hand, and we always put your safety and wellbeing first.

When you receive the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to your face; then, our expert practitioners will inject the filler beneath the dermis. The hyaluronic acid then attracts water and binds naturally with your facial tissue, achieving a fresh, rejuvenated look.

It’s a short process and you can speed up recovery time by taking your aftercare steps, but as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks. Always consult with professionals first before having the treatment.

Fillers are not permanent, as your body slowly and naturally breaks down the hyaluronic acid. The thinner fillers used for fine lines and wrinkles tend to last 6 to 9 months. The benefit of this is that you can control your looks subtly as they continue to change in the future.

You can read all about what you should and shouldn’t expect from the treatment and aftercare in our blog here.

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Key Learnings

  • The natural ageing process causes most wrinkles and lines.
  • People tend to start having static wrinkles in their late 20s to early 30s. Wrinkles forming before this are called premature wrinkles.
  • Premature wrinkles are usually caused by lifestyle and environmental factors like smoking, diet, not using sunscreen or living in a polluted area.
  • You can help prevent further damage to your skin by altering some of these factors, but these may not soften or remove the lines already formed.
  • Dermal, or facial fillers, are a non-permanent way to soften lines and wrinkles, rejuvenating your face for a fresher look.

Our industry-leading skin and anti-ageing experts are available in all of our clinics and are fully qualified. If you are interested in our range of dermal fillers for anti-ageing treatment book a FREE consultation with us.

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