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How Wrinkles Form


Many of us are concerned with the appearance of wrinkles (effectively treated by BOTOX®, Juvéderm™, Laser Skin Tightening and other procedures), feeling as if they make us look older or less healthy but most of us aren’t sure how wrinkles form in the first place. We’d like to provide some background on wrinkles by looking at the natural and external causes behind them.

How Wrinkles Form

When we’re young we don’t have wrinkles because our skin is still stretching and holding in moisture much better than it is able to when we get older. The middle layer of our skin (dermis) is primarily responsible for stretching due to the elastic quality of specialized fibres (called elastin). Along with collagen, elastin in the dermis is essential for preventing wrinkles and keeping skin looking young and fresh.As we age the dermis layer gradually loses this elastin and collagen, however, and the skin begins to thin and have a more difficult time getting sufficient moisture to the outermost layer of our skin (the epidermis). The innermost skin layer (the subcutaneous) also loses its natural fats, making plumpness dissipate. The combined effects of these phenomena leads to the epidermis sagging and the formation of wrinkles.

What Makes Wrinkles Form More Quickly?

There are a few lifestyle factors that can lead to wrinkles forming more quickly as we get older. Obviously all of us develop wrinkles at different ages (and at different levels of severity) but there are internal and external causes that can explain why some people begin to get wrinkles in their 20s and others don’t see any until they’re in their 50s.The main factor is sebum, the natural oil produced by the skin. Sebum keeps the skin moist and healthy, thereby reducing wrinkles. Some people have more sebum than others, due to genetics but there are also ways to protect what natural moisture your skin has by paying attention to various external drying agents.We can prevent wrinkles from forming (or worsening) by avoiding some of these causes in our daily lives. Quitting smoking, staying out of the sun at peak hours (between 10am and 4pm) and always applying enough sunscreen prior to going out at any time, avoiding tanning beds, drinking plenty of water and moisturizing dry skin (especially during colder times of the year) can all add up to a slowing of wrinkle formation and the preservation of our skin as we age.

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Skin Vitality Medical Clinic is the #1 Provider of Botox®, Juvéderm®, CoolSculpting®, PRP Hair Restoration®, Sculptra®, EMSculpt® and Fraxel® in Canada and we can offer you the Lowest Prices in the Country with the Best Possible Result! Our team consists of over 200 professionals including 10 Medical Doctors, 40 Nurse Practitioners (NP), dozens of Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN). In addition to being open 6 days a week for over 28 years, Skin Vitality offers virtual consultations with a member of our Medical Team in the privacy of your own home. We also offer, Skin Tightening, IV Therapy, Clear & Brilliant, Gynecological Treatments, Nightlase (Snoring) Treatments plus more.

9 Locations to Serve You

Skin Vitality’s team of over 200 Medical Professionals have the most Specialized Extensive Training and have helped hundreds of thousands of patients look and feel their personal best over the last 28 years. With 9 locations as far East as Ajax then West to London and everything in between such as Richmond Hill, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Stoney Creek, St. Catharines and Kitchener we are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday plus Saturdays until 5pm, we are able to take care of any need or want you have to attain your personal goal.

Virtual Consultations

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting extraordinary pressure on everyone. As the Largest Provider of Medical Aesthetic Medicine in Canada, we have implemented the most effective health and safety protocols, in accordance with public health guidelines, to protect both you and our team. In order to align with the goals of fewer patients in the clinic, Skin Vitality is offering complimentary virtual consultations in the privacy of your own home with a Member of our Medical Team 8am until 10pm Monday to Friday as well as Saturdays & Sundays from 8am to 6pm. Your safety is our number one concern. Always.