Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can affect the entirety of the skin.

It’s due to the decline of collagen and elastin that this concern appears, often from the age of 30+. Some areas of the face can be affected more than others, namely the forehead, eye area and around the mouth.

As the name suggests, facial wrinkles will often appear as soft, fine lines that are likely to progress as the skin and facial structure continues to age.

About this Condition

Collagen and elastin are responsible for plump, bouncy skin that maintains hydration. Their decline causes the skin to become weak and less voluminous, as well as the inability to ‘bounce back’ effectively – leading to fine lines and wrinkles.

Another factor we need to consider is facial movement. The face moves a lot throughout our lifetime and (like the rest of the body) the muscles can become tired and taut. Wrinkles such as: forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, lip lines and nasolabial folds will develop as a result of facial movement, often becoming a permanent feature, given time. As the muscles move and contract, they form a channel in the underlying tissues where the overlying skin will sit, forming a wrinkle. Due to the firm and elastic nature of youthful skin, they will disappear as the facial muscles resume their usual state – known as dynamic wrinkles. The wrinkle becomes static when the tired muscle means the channel no longer disappears, and the skin remains settled there.

The experts at Beau Boutique can suggest a suitable treatment to help your ageing skin hold on to its youthful qualities, and a fresher look.