Fine lines often indicate that the skin is at the very beginning of the ageing process. They are small and shallow indentations that can be hard to see initially, except in certain lights or close-up. Fine lines are associated with common, repetitive movements such as smiling or frowning, which is why they are often referred to as expression lines.
As collagen and elastin levels deplete with age, skin loses its elasticity and fine lines begin to form. Frequently found by the eyes, mouth and forehead, they may also be caused by smoking and sun exposure. The sun’s harmful UV rays can affect collagen levels, whereas smoking affects the blood supply to the skin and causes a repetition puckering movement.
Fine lines respond to treatments quickly and effectively, whereas deeper wrinkles are harder to combat. They do not cause health problems but are one of the most common reasons people undergo cosmetic procedures.
At Harpenden Skin Clinic, we provide treatments for fine lines and wrinkles, including anti-wrinkle injections and laser treatments.
If you relate to this condition but still feel unsure, at Harpenden Skin Clinic we are always here to help and advise patients on the best possible treatment journey performed by experienced clinicians.