Wrinkles are creases or folds that appear on the skin as a natural part of the aging process.
They can also be caused by other factors such as sun damage, smoking, and repeated facial expressions.
As the skin ages, it becomes less elastic and thinner, and its ability to protect itself from damage decreases. This leads to the development of wrinkles. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or tanning beds can also accelerate the aging process and cause wrinkles to appear prematurely. Smoking can also cause wrinkles, as it reduces blood flow to the skin and damages collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin elasticity.
If you’re concerned about wrinkles or other skin conditions, it’s important to consult with a dermatologist who can provide a personalized treatment plan. Our team of expert dermatologists is here to help you achieve healthy and youthful-looking skin. Call us at 202-737-6800 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards healthier skin. Don’t forget to practice good skin care habits, such as wearing sunscreen and avoiding smoking, to help prevent the development of wrinkles.