Wrinkles

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Wrinkles are the lines and creases that form in your skin. Dr. Edward Hill discusses wrinkles in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Wrinkles, a natural part of aging, are most prominent on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, neck, hands and forearms.

Wrinkles are caused by a combination of factors some you can control, others you cant. These factors include:

Age.

Exposure to ultraviolet light.

Smoking, which can accelerate the normal aging process of your skin, and

Repeated facial expressions, such as squinting or smiling that can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. These grooves then become permanent features on your face.

Some wrinkles can become deep crevices or furrows and may be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck.

If your wrinkles bother you, you have more options than ever to help smooth them or make them less visible. Medications, skin-resurfacing techniques, fillers, injectables and surgery top the list of effective wrinkle treatments.

If youre concerned about the appearance of your skin, see a dermatologist. He or she can assess your skin and help you create a personalized skin care plan. A dermatologist can also recommend medical wrinkle treatments.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.