6 Parts of The Face That Reveal Your Age

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The lines on our skin and face can tell the story of our lives. What if you want to tell it a little differently? Everyone ages and as we age, the more we must take care of our skin including preventing and treating these story-telling creases.

Below are the 6 most common types of wrinkles we treat at Youthology in Melville, NY. We will include what they are, some prevention tips, and some of the most commonly recommended treatments available. Remember, these are just a fraction of the self-care and cosmetic treatments we offer. Schedule an appointment to learn how our team can help you enhance your natural beauty and share your story your way.

1. Worry/Frown Lines

Worry lines or frown lines are the vertical lines that develop between the eyebrows. These fine lines, like other wrinkles, come with age but are also caused by facial movements.

You can prevent deep frown lines with regular skincare including moisturizing and applying sunscreen or wearing sunglasses to provide UV protection.

Treatment: Botox, Dysport

2. Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet develop on the outer corners of the eyes and are one of the most common areas for treatment. The skin around the eyes is significantly thinner and more delicate than other areas of the face, which leads to more pronounced wrinkles.

A regular skincare routine and UV protection is the best way to prevent or minimize wrinkles in this area.

Treatment: Botox, Dysport

3. Laugh Lines

Laugh lines are broken down into 2 areas:  Marionette Lines & Nasolabial Folds.

The marionette lines are on either side of the mouth starting at the corners of your mouth moving vertically down to your chin. Nasolabial folds describe the creases that form from the corners of your mouth upward toward your nose. Genetics plays a huge role in the development of laugh lines, but they can develop on any face over time. 

A good skincare routine can help reduce the appearance of these lines, but most cases require aesthetic treatment to intervene.

Treatment: Botox, Juvéderm, Sculptra, Laser skin resurfacing, Microneedling, Thread lift.

4. Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are the wrinkles that show up on either side of the nose. The wrinkles start at the inner corners of the eyes and move downward toward your nose. These cutely named wrinkles can usually be left untreated since they are associated with laughter. 

Like the others, good skincare routine and UV protection can keep them from progressing away from their cute appearance.

Treatment: Botox, Dysport, Xeomin

5. Forehead Lines

Glabellar lines (forehead lines) are some of the most common and noticeable wrinkles. Collagen and elastin production decreases in the body with age and can cause skin to sag enough to cause these wrinkles. Age combined with the constant movement from expressive facial movements causes these lines to become more prominent. 

Protection from the sun is the top prevention method which includes applying sunscreen and wearing hats.

Treatment: Botox, Dysport, Microneedling

6. Lip Lines

These fine lines form on the lips and on the skin above the upper lip. Dry lips and age cause the lips to form these wrinkles, which can even extend up toward your nose.

Surprisingly, the biggest culprit is the sun! Make sure to keep your lips healthy and moisturized with a UV protectant lip balm or chapstick. Look for the SPF rating on the label.

Treatment: Botox, Dysport, Resurfacing 

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