Facial Lines and Wrinkles

Lines and furrows and wrinkles – clinically called rhytides – are typical of an ageing skin and are attributed to the irregular thickening of the dermis coupled with the decrease in the amount of water held by the epidermis. Genetic tendency, skin phototype, exposure to environmental conditions and lifestyle choices are some of the factors that can affect the degree of severity of these seemingly alarming changes in a person’s appearance. Aside from natural ageing processes, the following factors appear to be most common culprits – while it should be noted that some reasons are simply unavoidable: sun damage, muscle movement, gravity, surgery, injury, acne, discoid lupus (skin diseases with a tendency to scar), smoking and exposure to environmental toxins …