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Where Do Wrinkles Come From?

Wrinkles are a part of the aging process and the vast majority of people experience them at some point in their life. Wrinkles usually begin as fine lines and deepen into wrinkles over time. People most often think about wrinkles forming on your face, but they can also appear on your neck, hands, and arms. They generally impact the areas on your body that are exposed to the sun. As you age you may wonder, where do wrinkles come from? Below are some helpful tips on the causes of wrinkles and how you can slow down the aging process and prevent them from forming prematurely.

Where Do Wrinkles Come From?

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, but there are things you can do to prevent them from forming prematurely. As you age your skin becomes thinner and more susceptible to dryness. This can impact the elasticity of your skin as its ability to bounce back diminishes as you get older. This is because the collagen and elastin in your skin decreases in production in your late 20s. Collagen is a protein found in your body that serves as a building block for various structures in your body, including your skin. It helps provide volume and gives you that youthful glow. Elastin is another protein found in your skin which helps it maintain its elasticity.

In addition to the natural aging process, certain lifestyle habits can also accelerate the aging process and cause more wrinkles. Below are some of the other common causes of wrinkles.


  • Genetics: Your family history can play a part in whether you are more susceptible to wrinkles or not. Certain genes are associated with an increased risk of developing wrinkles.
  • Sun Exposure: Sun exposure is the most common cause of wrinkles and skin damage. The ultraviolet rays cause the formation of free radicals within your skin. The free radicals damage the elastin fibers which results in the formation of wrinkles.
  • Smoking: People who smoke often look older than they are due to the impact it has on their skin. Nicotine causes your blood vessels to narrow, which results in a reduction of oxygen flow to your skin cells. The repeated puckering motion can also cause excessive lines around a smoker’s mouth.
  • Dehydration: Getting enough fluids is helpful for your health in general, but it also helps keep your skin supple. Not drinking enough water or consuming too much salt can cause dehydration. Your skincare routine is also important when it comes to skin hydration. Failing to use a moisturizer can leave your skin dry and dehydrated. Not consuming enough fluids and failing to adhere to a consistent skincare routine can cause your skin to become dehydrated and wrinkle.

Wrinkle Treatment

Wrinkle relaxers treatment in Bakersfield can address your fine lines and wrinkles. These wrinkle relaxers are injectables that can restore facial volume, smooth out wrinkles, and improve the appearance of your skin. Fillers can address issues such as crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines, and nasolabial folds.

The treatment takes roughly 30 minutes and there is very little downtime when it comes to your recovery. You may notice some slight swelling and bruising after the treatment. But it turns out completely normal. The symptoms should subside within a few days. The results are not permanent, so you will need follow-up treatments. However, the frequency in which you’ll need follow-up treatments depends on your unique skin and desire aesthetic.

Bakersfield Med Spa

If you have fines lines or wrinkles, contact the team at Bakersfield Med Spa. They are skilled in a variety of facial rejuvenation treatments, including wrinkle relaxers. Contact their office today for a consultation!

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