FINE LINES & WRINKLES
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are a very common and often complained about feature of a person’s skin. These characteristics are often associated as people age. The rate they develop and the apparency of them depends on a range of factors. Some people have less lines and wrinkles than others. This can be because of intrinsic (internal) factors such as their genetics and DNA. As well as extrinsic (external) factors such as sun exposure and stress levels.
Causes of Lines and Wrinkles
Before we dive into what causes lines and wrinkles, it is worth mentioning that lines and wrinkles are a natural part of growing older as a person. They add character and richness to our faces. That being said, softening the appearance of wrinkles to allow us to look our best versions is something that is positive.
The main factors causing lines and wrinkles are:
- Stress (Externally and Internally)
- Modern daily routines (too little time, too much to do)
- Sun exposure/Sun damage (one of the biggest culprits)
- Excessive facial expressions (e.g., squinting)
These factors are multiplied when combined and can lead to reduced vibrance and snap of the skin.
Within the skin’s structure, collagen plays a primary role in providing strength and structure to the body and skin. It is the key protein, and production of this component reduces with age.
Elastin provides springiness and bounce to a person’s skin. You can see this most notably when you pinch a baby's or young person's cheeks, and their skin quickly returns to how it was before it was gently pinched.
Obagi’s category of products specifically designed to focus on the fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are called the ELASTIderm® range. They are proven to be effective treatments that deliver amazing results.
Patients also comment how wonderful it feels when you use the products, especially the Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum 14ml.
The key ingriedients in the ELASTIderm range are:
- Malonic Acid
They have been specially made for the sensitive skin around the eye and have been tested rigorously on various skin types alongside ophthalmologists.
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“I have always been a bit dubious about skincare products that focus on one area or feature of the skin. During lockdown I received some aesthetics treatments and heard of Obagi. After speaking with my practitioner at Mayer Monroe, I gave the ELASTIderm a try because I’d already spent several hundred pounds on my treatments. I’m so glad I did, I love my products and I take the Eye Complete Complex Serum everywhere I go, especially on business trips!” – Mrs. G. Walker