What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are caused as the skin becomes loose and unable to hold its normal shape. The main cause of fine lines and wrinkles is age; our skin naturally becomes thinner and loses its natural vibrancy over time. The skin experiences reduced circulation and this causes it to have a noticeably duller hue. The lack of blood flowing through the thinner skin is a main culprit to skin losing both its tightness and the natural healthy glow of younger skin.
Thinner skin has a reduced ability to retain moisture. When skin is moist it looks firmer and plump giving the added advantage of stretching out wrinkles and minimizing fine lines
. These properties are the main reason why people invest in expensive Botox treatments despite the health dangers those injections present.
Genetics plays an important role in how long skin naturally retains its elasticity and healthy look. Some people just have better genes and naturally resist the aging process for longer periods of time, while other people may start to develop wrinkles at an early age. Sun damage is a major factor in slowing down the aging process in skin as well. It further dries out the skin and causes premature aging.
What Types of Anti-Wrinkle Treatments are Available?
There is a very wide variety of anti-aging treatments
available to the average consumer. These treatments range in variety from proven procedures to downright bizarre and outlandish products. It pays to research a particular treatment before investing in it to make sure that it works and produces the expected results.
The anti-wrinkle treatment industry is very competitive and is constantly flooded with new products that make exceptional claims that are not necessarily based on proven results. Many of these products only cover up the wrinkles for a short period of time and do nothing to help solve the causes of the wrinkles. This ensures repeated treatments and more money from consumers.
There are procedures available to exfoliate this outer layer of skin cells to uncover the healthy cells underneath, but this is merely a temporary solution and it can cause the skin to look swollen and irritated for a period following the treatment. Facelifts are extreme measures and carry risks of surgery, anesthetic complications and long recovery times. They are very expensive as well.
An Exciting Home Solution
Many of the procedures with the best results are only available via surgery or at high-end salons. Micro-current therapy is a popular type of anti-wrinkle treatment that has been available via salon treatments for many years. Micro-current procedures
involve using a very low amperage electrical current to massage the skin and promote increased circulation to the treated area. The oxygen rich blood flowing to the area appears to tighten the skin and seemingly helps to alleviate the underlying issues that cause wrinkles.
The same types of micro-current treatments that were previously only available with large specialized machines at salons are now available for home use. This brings an added level of convenience to the treatments and allows customers to treat any area whenever they want. Treatment areas can be targeted as needed, such as the upper lip. The cost of an applicator can be as low as one salon treatment.