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With age, facial skin loses its strength and elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles form, due to a decline in collagen and elastin proteins, which are found in the dermis layer of the skin. Most people first notice fine lines under their eyes and around their mouth, which later progress to more pronounced wrinkles.
Collagen gives the skin its firmness and resilience and plays a major role in wound healing of the skin. Elastin provides flexibility, which enables the skin to extend and return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed. As part of the aging process, collagen and elastin production slow down and these support structures become weak and loose. As the skin becomes more brittle and inelastic, under eye wrinkles and other fine lines emerge. Several factors affect the emergence and severity of fine lines and wrinkles, including genetics, gender, photo-aging (sun-induced aging) smoking, repeated facial expressions and nutrition.
Fine lines and wrinkles are part of the natural aging process and affect everyone to some degree. However, some factors, such as photo-aging, expedite the process. Exposure to ultraviolet (UVA) light significantly breaks down collagen and elastin and accounts for the majority of the symptoms of premature skin aging. Moreover, smoking causes the narrowing of blood vessels and impairs blood flow to the skin, while nutritional deficiencies also contribute to skin aging.
I have been seeing Dr. Ferrara for cosmetic and medical needs for over 4 years. I have been extremely happy with the care I have received. I asked for suggestion to start a preventative anti-aging plan and one of the suggestions was the ResurFX to help with textural issues, fine lines and collagen stimulation. His […]
I had my IPL performed at Dr. Palm’s office. I am extremely happy with the results that I am seeing. The procedure went really well. I was given a numbing cream before hand, and had no discomfort. My face was slightly warm for a few hours afterwards. The entire treatment took maybe 15-20 minutes, not […]
I had my Resurfx performed in combination with an IPL, which I reviewed separately. My Resurfx was done immediately after my IPL, and took approximately 15 minutes, tops. I had already been given numbing cream prior to the IPL, so my face was still numb. Just as with the IPL, I had virtually no discomfort. […]