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What causes wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They occur most frequently in areas exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, back of the hands and forearms. Over time, skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic, leading to the formation of wrinkles – either as fine lines or deep furrows.

Did you know…

In addition to sun exposure, premature aging of the skin is associated with smoking, heredity and skin type (higher incidence among people with fair hair, blue-eyes and light skin). It is important to modify your lifestyle in addition to cosmetic treatments if you are concerned about wrinkles. 


What cosmetic procedures can I get to treat my wrinkles?
  • Chemical Peels – exfoliating the skin surface using chemical solutions
  • Microdermabrasion – gentle sanding of the skin to even out the skin
  • Fillers – substance injections to smooth fine lines and provide volume to the skin
  • Toxins – neurotoxin injections to relax the facial muscles
  • Fractional Resurfacing – laser therapy to target the lower layers of skin
How can I prevent wrinkles at home?
  • Use Antioxidants – creams or serums consisting of Vitamins A, C, E or beta-carotene help improve the appearance of wrinkles by protecting the skin from free radicals. Free radicals are reactive chemical elements found in the atmosphere that oxidize our skin, causing more damage. Products from Skinbetter Science and Skinceuticals have shown clinical improvements with their moisturizers consisting of antioxidants. You can find their products at our office and speak to our professionals about their effects.
  • Apply Sunscreen – protecting your skin from sun damage prevents many skin issues other than wrinkles. It is important to apply them regularly throughout the year, regardless of the season. You can find sunscreen products from Skinbetter Science and Skinceuticals at our office as well.

It is recommended to use antioxidant products and sunscreen together for the best protection. After cleansing, apply a thin layer of antioxidant serum, let it soak into the skin, and then apply a thin layer of sunscreen. 

Borealis Dermatology offers two convenient locations to provide various treatments for our patients in the Queens and Long Island areas. You can experience the highest medical and aesthetic expertise available through our treatment options by visiting our clinic.