What Causes Wrinkles? Prevention and Treatment

What causes wrinkles

A new technology – the Venus Legacy system – minimizes wrinkles, firms lax skin and reduces fat and cellulite.

If you don’t welcome signs of aging like frown lines, crow’s feet and sagging skin, you’re not alone. Americans spend over $12 billion every year to reduce or reverse signs of aging.  Many people want to stay looking and feeling younger. But what really works to reduce wrinkles?

Understanding what causes wrinkles and premature aging is a first step to doing what you can to look younger and healthier without surgery.

Why Skin Wrinkles with Aging

Aside from the natural aging process, sun damage is by far the biggest cause of premature aging. By age 20, much damage to the skin’s structure is already underway (says a University of Maryland Medical Center report). Ultraviolet rays (UVA and UVB) disrupt the formation of collagen and elastin in the deep layers of the skin, breaking down these proteins needed for firmness, smoothness, and springiness.

The body naturally makes less collagen and elastin after about age 20. Production continues to decrease right through menopause.  Over time, glands that once made moisturizing oils begin to shrink. Our natural repair and healing processes slow down, too. They are outpaced by damage caused by poor diet, sun exposure, pollution, stress and repeated gestures like smiling, raising eyebrows, or squinting.

How To Minimize Skin Wrinkles With Aging

You can make a real difference by wearing sunblock, moisturizing with carefully made formulas that promote healing, limiting exposure to UV rays, and squinting less.

A healthy diet, lifestyle and exercise also go a long way to boost your healing response and reduce the premature formation of wrinkles and loose skin. Sunglasses and a hat help too.

Besides prevention, new treatments are available to boost the skin’s healing response.

How A New Anti-Aging Therapy Reduces Wrinkles, Shrinks Fat Deposits and Firms Lax Skin

About the Venus Legacy Rejuvenation System

venus-legacy-thumbnailOne new and highly effective anti-aging therapy uses radiofrequency energy. This is the same energy used for decades to improve wound healing. Scientists discovered that a combination of radiofrequency energy and magnetic pulses help direct the energy to where it’s needed to stimulate collagen and elastin repair.  It also boosts blood circulation and triggers the breakdown of small fat deposits and cellulite.

Results include firmer, smoother skin, fewer visible wrinkles, and slimmer contours where the treatment is applied.

The Venus Legacy system refers to this as Multi Polar Magnetic Pulse (MP)2 technology. The system’s applicator gently warms tissues with radiofrequency (RF) energy, and directs it to areas where it is needed with pulsed magnetic fields. The gentle, deep warming helps trigger the body’s natural healing response without injuring the skin.

How Venus Legacy Works

Venus Legacy, used professionally, gives you the benefit of both radiofrequency energy and magnetic pulse technology:

  • Radiofrequency sends electrical currents into the skin to generate heat without causing uncomfortable “hot spots.” It improves blood circulation and stimulates collagen production and lipolysis, or breakdown of fat.
  • Pulsed magnetic fields safely stimulate the skin around skin cells. Even by themselves, magnetic fields can lead to increased collagen production, the formation of small blood vessels, and healing in the area.

Optimal Strategies to Help Prevent and Reduce Wrinkles

You can’t do anything to eliminate wrinkles forever, but you can make a difference to maintain firmer, healthier, younger-looking skin.

  • Use sunscreen when you plan to be outdoors.
  • Eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and antioxidants (get our heath tips).
  • Wear sunglasses to prevent excessive squinting.
  • Moisturize with high quality products that help restore skin.
  • Don’t smoke.
  • Consider Venus Legacy for wrinkles, cellulite, and fatty spots that defy diet and exercise.

A healthy lifestyle and sun protection play a big part of any anti-aging strategy.  Be aware that UV exposure undermines the healing process — so sun protection is increasingly important when you want to look your youngest and best.

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Next Step: Take Action

Dr. Betty Keller offers Venus Legacy anti-aging treatments in Franklin Lakes, NJ at the Optimal Wellness Center.  Call us at 201-485-7930 to learn more about her approach to wellness and anti-aging treatments for firmer, smoother skin without surgery.

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