Hair Transplant Wrinkles (Rthytides)
 
Glabellar frown lines
Glabellar frown lines
Glabellar frown lines
Glabellar frown lines
Horizontal forehead lines
Horizontal forehead lines
Crows feet
Crows feet

The term "dry lines" is a bit of a misnomer. Early wrinkles can be improved temporarily by using a heavier moisturizer, as surface skin cells are plumped up making fine lines less apparent. However, it remains the loss of collagen and elastin fibers which cause these lines, and not dryness. Heavy moisturizers may clog up pores in susceptible skin. Emollients dubbed "Collagen creams" may act as good moisturizers but cannot actually increase the true collagen content inside the skin.

Wrinkles: Treatment and Prevention

Treatment can be grouped under the following three approaches. Your dermatologist will work with you to design a treatment plan that suits your personal condition and needs:

  1. Stimulate Collagen and elastin fiber production in the skin through:
  2. Relax the muscles causing undesirable wrinkles, such as frown lines between the eyebrows, lines around the eyes, forehead lines and dimply chins, through the use of Botox.
  3. Fill up resting lines, such as those on the forehead and around the mouth, with dermal fillers.

To delay the onset of wrinkles, following a healthy lifestyle, avoiding UV rays and adhering to a "smart" skincare regimen are all recommended. To prevent frown lines from setting in, try to avoid unnecessary frowning, as the more you allow the frown muscles to work the stronger they become. Wear sunglasses and make sure you don't squint / frown when you are reading, working on a computer or working on your blackberry!