Understanding What Causes Skin Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a part of the natural process of aging. While they may be more prominent on sun-exposed skin, such as your hands, neck, forearms, and face, they can appear anywhere on your body. Although genetics are responsible for determining the structure and texture of your skin, other factors contribute to skin wrinkles. This is especially apparent in people with lighter skin tones. In this day and age, there are more advanced skincare treatments than your over-the-counter topical solutions. While these methods may promise long-lasting results, the effects typically wear off quickly. 

At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer a range of wrinkle treatments that provide natural-looking, long-lasting results that target the surface of your skin and make your skin healthier and more durable. 

About Us 

We strive to create a personalized and unique experience for you that starts with an initial consultation to understand what your needs are. Thereafter, we can address your skin concerns accurately with a treatment that will offer you optimal results. We will be with you through the preparation, procedure, and recovery of your treatment so you can achieve more than just smoother, healthier skin. We want to improve your overall well-being. 

What Causes Skin Wrinkles? 

You cannot escape wrinkles. Regardless of your age, background, skincare routine, race, gender, and skin type, you will develop wrinkles in one or more areas of your body. Some of the contributing factors are in your control, and others are not. Here are some of the causes of wrinkles: 


Although wrinkles can occur at any stage of your life, age is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. As you age, your skin naturally loses collagen and elastin. As a result, your skin will become more fragile and susceptible to change. Collagen is an essential chemical that helps the structure and texture of your skin. With a decrease in natural oils, your skin dries out and becomes wrinkled. 

Diminished Fat 

Fat in the deeper layers of the skin starts to diminish. This causes sagging and loose skin that makes crevices and folds more pronounced, increasing the appearance of wrinkles. 


Smoking, among other negative contributions, accelerates the natural process of aging. The chemicals in cigarettes affect your collagen levels and, as a result, cause wrinkles. The physical aspect of smoking may cause expression lines around your mouth. 

Repetitive Facial Expressions 

Although you can’t stop smiling, squinting, or laughing, these facial expressions lead to fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Each time a muscle in your face moves, a subtle groove is formed beneath the surface of your skin. As you age, your skin loses the flexibility it once had and can no longer spring back into place. The previously formed groove becomes a permanent facial feature. 

Excessive Sun-Exposure 

There are ways to limit your exposure to the sun, such as using sunscreen. However, exposure to ultraviolet radiation speeds up the natural process of aging. Sun exposure is the primary cause of early wrinkles. UV light breaks down your skin’s connective tissue, collagen fibers, and elastin fibers. Without the support of your connective tissue, your skin loses strength and flexibility, resulting in premature wrinkles. 

Effective Treatments for Wrinkles

With so many factors contributing to the appearance of wrinkles, you may think it is impossible to treat these skin concerns. That is not true! We offer a range of wrinkles treatments that require no downtime and provide long-lasting results. Here are a few of the treatments we have available: 

Dermal Fillers 

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to your skin. There is a wide range of dermal fillers uniquely designed to treat specific skin concerns. Dermal fillers are effective due to their active ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite. Because these chemicals are naturally found in your body, there is a low chance of developing an allergic reaction to the treatment. 

Dermal fillers generally last between six months and two years, with the option to schedule follow-up treatments to maintain the results. Here are a few dermal fillers you can choose from: 

  • Juvéderm Volbella and Juvéderm Ultra restore volume loss in your lips and define your lip line. 
  • Juvéderm Ultra and Juvéderm Voluma focus on your mid-face area. It restores volume to your cheeks and recontours their structure. 
  • Belotero Balance adapts to your unique facial contours and softens wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth, eyes, and nose. 
  • Radiesse uses calcium hydroxylapatite to treat moderate to severe volume loss and wrinkles in your face. 


Botox is a neuromodulator that targets wrinkles and expression lines caused by repetitive muscle movement. This treatment temporarily stops muscle contractions. Treatments are quick and easy and require no downtime. After your treatment, you can get back to your daily routine. The results that you achieve can be enjoyed for up to six months. Thereafter, you can schedule follow-up treatments. 

Botox can also be used as a preventative treatment. If you use Botox at an early age and include it in your skin routine, you can prevent wrinkles from forming. 

Wrinkle Treatments in Jacksonville Beach, FL

If you are looking for a skincare treatment that effectively addresses wrinkles, you are in the right place. Because we offer a range of anti-wrinkle treatments, you can choose a treatment that will suit your specific needs. At Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville, we offer dermal fillers and neuromodulators to address wrinkles and fine lines. 

If you want to know more about these treatments, call us at (904) 364-5585 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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