Sun exposure, the natural loss of collagen as we age and repetitive facial expressions contribute to the development of wrinkles. Wrinkles begin as fine lines, and with repetitive facial movement and environmental exposure, develop into wrinkles. Proper diagnosis of the type and cause of your wrinkles is essential to developing an anti agin treatment plan that will be appropriate and effective.
Facial aging is often most noticeable in the upper third of the face, around the eyes, and on the forehead, with forehead wrinkles (or rows) being one of the most prominent signs of aging. There are four major factors that contribute to forehead wrinkles.
Aging: Not surprising, the most common cause of forehead wrinkles is aging. The natural effects of gravity combined with the loss of collagen causes the skin on your forehead to lose its natural elasticity over time. As this occurs, skin and underlying tissues sag resulting in undesirable wrinkles.
Sunlight/UV Rays: Sun damage to skin varies depending on factors, such as level of exposure, skin type, and age. Whether it’s from spending time in tanning beds or overexposure to sunlight, the effects of harmful UV rays are cumulative and cause changes to your skin including premature aging, discoloration, and wrinkles.
Genetics: A new study shows that genes from your mother’s side are more likely to affect the way your skin ages. Although genetics are not the sole determining factor, it’s a good bet that if your mom showed signs of early aging, so will you.
Lifestyle: Poor diet, excess sun exposure, and too much alcohol all negatively affect our skin’s appearance, but the most damaging lifestyle choice is smoking. This is because the nicotine contained in cigarettes causes the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin to narrow resulting in less blood flow to your skin. Less blood flow means less oxygen and nutrients like Vitamin A which inevitably leads to faster developing wrinkles.