The differences between fine lines & wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. Because these two concerns are different, they also require different treatments. Fine lines often indicate the beginning of the aging process. These lines are usually small, shallow and difficult to see at first. Fine lines are often associated with frequent facial movements over time. Since these lines are so superficial, they respond to treatments much faster and easier than deeper wrinkles.

Wrinkles, on the other hand, form when fine lines aren’t treated quickly enough. If untreated, fine lines will deepen and progress into facial folds. Another difference is that wrinkles often form in different areas on the face and neck, while fine lines usually form around the mouth and eyes. Wrinkles often form where untreated lines were or where the face has gradually lost volume. The nasolabial folds are common deep wrinkles located between the corners of the mouth and the nose.

The causes of fine lines

Fine lines are caused by a combination of repetitive facial movements, skin laxity and the loss of key components such as hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. Together these factors create the perfect environment for lines and folds to become more prominent. In youth, our skin produces an abundance of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin, that helps our face snap back into place after making facial expressions. With repeated facial expressions, over time it becomes harder and harder for our skin to resort back to an “expressionless” state. As early as our twenties these vital components which keep our skin hydrated, firm and elastic start to deplete causing the formation of fine lines and eventually wrinkles.

As a result of aging skin, crow’s feet, forehead lines and frown lines all eventually develop. Crow’s feet (also known as laugh lines) are the given name for the lines around the outer corner of your eye. They usually start to develop around the early 30s. Forehead lines can be both horizontal and vertical on the forehead. Frown lines (also known as the 11s), are the lines that form between the eyebrows on the forehead. With advancements in cosmetic technology, it is now easier than ever to address all of these fine lines and wrinkles.

Treatments in NW Calgary

These are our top 4 treatments to address fine lines and wrinkles:

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Pico genesis FX

The newest non-ablative, fractionated picosecond laser treatment that provides deep dermal stimulation of collagen and elastin to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.*
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Secret PRO Refine
Secret PRO Refine

Fractional RF Microneedle technology, providing one of the most effective dermal skin remodelling to revive and rejuvenate the natural production of new collagen and elastin.*
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Venus Viva Revive
Venus Viva ReVive

The latest advanced NanoFractional Radio Frequency Technology that safely resurfaces and promotes collagen and elastin production for all skin types.*
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AQUA Fresh Revitalize Facial

This customized cocktail of MESOFILLER+® + Neuromodulator targets fine lines and wrinkles, volume loss, hydration, pore size and your overall skin tone and texture. This is skin perfection at its best leaving you with naturally relaxed, smooth and radiant skin that will be surely noticed!
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Book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio

Fine lines and wrinkles is something we all deal with at some point in time. We cannot stop the aging process, but we can be naturally beautiful at any age! Book a consultation at Fresh Laser Skin Studio in NW Calgary. We will create a custom treatment plan to help naturally reveal more vibrant, youthful-looking and healthier skin. To get started, fill out the form on our site or give us a call at (403) 264-4494. Get fresh; your skin will thank you!

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* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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