About Skin & Why it Ages

Why Does Skin Age? - Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.


Our Skin’s Natural Moisturizer - Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. But, as we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. At High Tech Family Care, the injectable gel that we use works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

Understanding Wrinkles and Where they Come From

Everyone’s skin ages differently and fillers may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Following is a description of the primary wrinkle areas that High Tech Family Care professionals can target for aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation.


Smile Lines - Smile lines or nasolabial folds, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment area that many women seek help with. While individual results vary, after just one treatment, most patients see a real difference, with a noticeable softening of the smile lines.  After all, parentheses have a place but not on your face!


Marionette Lines - Marrionette lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of sagging and/or a downturned expression. 


Vertical Lines - Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can begin to appear over time due to ordinary lip muscle movement. However, environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress can also contribute to how the area around our lips ages and the formation of vertical lip lines. The good news is that JUVEDERM XC dermal filler can soften those with typically just one treatment.


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