What Causes Wrinkles on Face?

Posted on March 6, 2022

Wrinkles on face are one of the most common and most annoying signs of aging. They can make you feel worse about yourself and seriously hurt your self-esteem.

But what excatly causes wrinkles on face? How do you reduce wrinkles?

In this article, I will talk about what causes wrinkles on face and how you can reduce wrinkles.

What Is Wrinkles?

The lines and creases that form on your skin characterise wrinkles. Some can become deep crevices or furrows. It can be especially noticeable around the eyes, mouth, and neck.

Wrinkles are a normal part of growing older. They affect everyone, especially aging people. However, many people dislike the appearance of wrinkles. As a result, the market offers many treatments for wrinkles including anti wrinkle creams and Botox in London.

Wrinkles are the deep fold and creases on your skin.

Causes of Wrinkles

Here are the causes of wrinkles on face:

1. Repeated Facial Expressions

Facial expressions like squinting or smiling lead to fine lines and wrinkles. A groove forms beneath the surface of the skin, every time facial movements occur.

The skin also loses its flexibility as it ages. Thus, it’s no longer able to spring back in place. When this happens, the grooves become a permanent feature of the face and neck.

2. Aging Process

Naturally, the skin becomes less elastic and more fragile as we age. The skin appears more wrinkled due to decreased production of natural oils. Decreased natural oils also make the skin dry.

Depressions also occur on the surface of the skin as this network loosens and unravels over time. Moisture can be less likely retained by aging skin as well. These factors greatly influence the development of wrinkles.

3. Sun Damage

The natural aging process speeds up due to ultraviolet radiation. Sun exposure also causes early wrinkling.

In addition, your skin’s connective tissue, composed of collagen and elastin fibers, breaks down due to sun exposure.

Any ultraviolet exposure can be damaging to the skin. This includes tanning beds and frequent tanning. Hence, you must consider using sunscreen for sun protection.

4. Smoking

Smoking contributes to the premature appearance of wrinkles. This happens due to the effect of smoking on collagen. It also causes rapid skin aging.

Particularly, those facial lines around the mouth are called smoker’s lines.
Moreover, collagen and elastin can be damaged by tobacco. Collagen and elastin fibers give your skin cells their strength and elasticity.

Additionally, the nicotine found in cigarettes causes your blood vessels to constrict. This reduces blood flow to your skin. As a result, your skin does not get enough oxygen and become more vulnerable to free radicals.

5. Unhealthy Lifestyle

Premature skin aging and damage can be also caused by unhealthy habits. These include poor nutrition and a sedentary lifestyle.

Your skin’s texture and tone can also be affected by a diet high in fat. Processed foods can also affect your skin and can cause dry skin.

Sitting all day also slows down the pumping of your blood. This habit can take away vital nutrients and oxygen, which may also affect your skin. Thus, you must take care of your health to manage your wrinkles and be younger looking.

How to Remove Wrinkles on Face Through Botox

If you’ve been planning to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, you probably tried using anti wrinkle creams. However, they’re not the best treatment for your wrinkles, especially if you have a lot.

Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin signals that cause muscles to contract get blocked by botox. The muscles whose contractions cause wrinkles are usually the target for botox injections. Typically, it’s injected between the eyebrows, where you can find frown lines.

In addition, Botox London can be injected into the corner of the eyes, where the crow’s feet normally develop.

The muscles become active again when the Botox wears off. This causes the wrinkles to reform. At this rate, you can opt to have the treatment repeated. However, if you choose not to repeat the injections, your wrinkles will likely return to what they initially were.

Wrinkles on face can be treated through Botox.

During a Botox treatment session, your doctor may first apply an anesthetic numbing cream on the area of concern. This numbs the area. The medicine will then be injected into your facial muscles.

The points of injection will be determined by your doctor based on extensive consultation.

After the treatment, you will have to stay at the facility for observation. Once you get released, you can go home. However, some activities should be immediately avoided after the treatment. These include intense exercise, smoking, and drinking alcohol.

Your muscles should begin to relax within the first week after your treatment. After a few weeks, your facial lines and wrinkles should become less noticeable.

Botox injections help fine lines and wrinkles go away for most people. In fact, Botox treatments are the most popular way to treat wrinkles.

How to Reduce Wrinkles on Face Through Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers look like gel-like substances. They get injected beneath the skin. The procedure helps restore the lost volume of the skin and enhance your skin care routine.

Moreover, the treatment helps smooth lines and soften creases. Dermal fillers also help enhance facial contours.

Many choose this popular treatment. It’s because dermal fillers can be cost-effective. Other than that, dermal fillers help you look younger without the need for surgery or downtime.

Most fillers available in the market offer temporary results. Within that time, the treatment needs to be repeated. Bruising, temporary swelling, and pain are the common side effects of dermal fillers.

Fillers can also give you a more youthful appearance for a price that’s almost half the cost of a traditional facelift. The procedure lasts for less than 30 minutes.

Medical advances brought new versions of dermal filler treatments. Dermal fillers are now longer-lasting, and even semipermanent. They’re also made of hyaluronic acid, the ultimate skin care moisturiser and filler.

Unlike Botox injections, fillers fill the line, crease, or area of concern. This results in issues such as fine lines and wrinkles nearly disappearing.

Fillers can also be used as volumisers. They can help plump and lift cheeks, chins, jawlines, and temples. At the same time, they can be used in non-surgical lip enhancement and non-surgical facelift.
Dermal treatment is also fast and easy.

However, all fillers have a downside. These include the risk of allergic reactions and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin.

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles Through FaceTite

Both fat reduction and skin tightening techniques get combined in FACEtite. It helps contour the face for a toned and more youthful appearance.

FACEtite is a minimally invasive procedure. It’s an alternative to more complex surgeries like traditional facelifts. The procedure targets sagging skin and wrinkle, mainly focusing on the face’s lower half.

Wrinkles on face can be treated through FACEtite.

Moreover, the treatment involves the use of radiofrequency waves and liposuction through a small device. The procedure also helps treat and contour a patient’s face.

In addition, the procedure features an anti-aging treatment that helps create immediate contraction and tightening of the skin.

FACEtite also stimulates collagen and elastin production for long-lasting anti-aging benefits. This treatment is therefore an ideal alternative surgical facelift as it’s bladeless, scarless, and less invasive.

Lastly, FACEtite can substantially tighten sagging, loose skin around the face and neck areas. Unlike other skin-tightening procedures, it involves zero to minimal pain. It offers dramatic wrinkle reduction results as well.

How to Get Rid of Wrinkles Permanently: Face Wrinkles Treatment

You can get rid of wrinkles permanently by getting the treatments above.

To maintain the effects of Botox, dermal fillers, and FACEtite, you must commit to getting them once the effects wear off.

Since the effects can last from six months to a year, you must get these treatments at least twice a year. However, the frequency in which you need to get them varies.

The frequency depends on your goals and doctor’s assessment. As an alternative, you can get a surgical facelift to get rid of your wrinkle.


Wrinkles on face are caused by many factors such as aging, UV exposure, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Thankfully, you can choose between many treatments for your wrinkles.
Do you want to explore your options and reduce wrinkles? Contact us now!

Dr. Julian De Silva, Medical Director

About the Author

Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon that specialises only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr. De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognised with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification.

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