A wrinkle is a fold in the skin. It can appear as a fine line or a deeper fold or furrow, depending on your age, lifestyle and health of your skin.
Wrinkles tend to get worse as we get older. They get deeper and more extensive in number. Although some wrinkles are considered ‘endogenous’ – where they happen simply because of the passage of time – most are ‘exogenous’, whereby external factors have contributed to the development of wrinkles. The biggest ‘exogenous’ causes of wrinkles are sun exposure and cigarette consumption. Both of these lifestyle factors cause premature ageing, which can be significant depending on your level of exposure.
Treatments for wrinkles can be either surgical or non-surgical. The best treatment option for you will depend on the location of the wrinkle, the depth of the wrinkle, your age and the amount of improvement you are hoping to achieve. Sometimes a combination of treatments are required to achieve the best results.