Smiling is a sign of happiness. Who would’ve thought something that was meant to show pure happiness could be the cause of something we all dread? Wrinkles are our race against time. For most, they are simply inevitable. But thanks to today’s medicine we have been given many different options to combat this very normal sign of aging. Choosing the right option for you can seem like a daunting task but we will get to that in just a moment.
So, what are the main causes for wrinkles on our face?
What Causes Wrinkles on Skin?
First and foremost, something we can’t avoid causes wrinkles; aging. As time passes our skin loses its elasticity and becomes more fragile. The natural oils our skin produces that hydrate our skin decrease over time which dries us out and makes wrinkles more noticeable. Another almost unavoidable circumstance would be exposure to UV light from the sun. Exposure to UV light speeds up the natural aging process and is one of the primary causes of premature aging because it damages the natural collagen and elastin fibers found in the connective tissues in our skin, which causes our skin to lose strength and elasticity ultimately leading to sagging and wrinkling. Try to apply an SPF 30 sunscreen daily before leaving the house. Smoking is horrible for you in more than just one way. The dangerous and toxic chemicals found in cigarettes wreak havoc on your skin, along with the repetitive motion of puckering your lips to inhale the smoke from a cigarette will cause lines and deep wrinkles to form around the mouth. Next to smoking would be repeated facial expressions such as smiling. But who doesn’t smile? An unfortunate and unavoidable normal human form of expression. This is how we communicate without having to use words, but unfortunately each time we use our facial muscles it forms a groove under our skins surface then as we age and lose the flexibility in our skin these grooves become permanent. Sleep positioning can also be a cause of wrinkling, if you sleep on your side or stomach you put pressure on your delicate skin and cause it to get all scrunched up. Cotton sheets and pillowcases do not allow for natural movement, always try to sleep on your back if you can’t then we recommend getting a satin or silk pillowcase or even sheet set to help allow less restricted movement.
Benefits of Bellafill for Smile Lines, Acne Scars & More
So how can we combat these very natural circumstances? Fortunately, there is a safe, beneficial option. Bellafill is the only FDA approved dermal filler that stimulates your own natural collagen growth and lasts up to 5 years! In fact, 83% of patients reported that they would recommend Bellafill to a friend or family member after 5 years! Bellafill uses a technology that takes a collagen gel and inserts tiny Polymethyl Methacrylate Microspheres (PMMA) into the center of the gel. The collagen gel works instantly to add volume to the smile lines found around your mouth and fills them in to reduce their appearance. The PMMA then works slowly over time to aid in building your own natural collagen to keep the wrinkles and fine lines away for up to 5 years! Bellafill’s benefits don’t stop there, it can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars by filling in the small indents caused by acne making them level with the rest of the skin on your face! This process will last you up to a year.