Just as the name suggests, fine lines are small, shallow wrinkles that usually appear in bunches. They appear in the same way as regular wrinkles; first noticeable with facial expressions, but over time they become permanent—what are known as static wrinkles.
The sun’s harmful UV rays are another cause of fine lines. Overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light has a number of negative effects on our skin, which include the breaking down of collagen and the thinning of the epidermis. These two factors can lead to fine lines on your face, but also on your chest (décolleté, cleavage) —as these areas receive a lot of sunlight, particularly for people who tan.
You can prevent premature fine lines by using a sunscreen year-round with an SPF rating of at least 15.
Fortunately, Refresh MD offers treatments to smooth fine lines. Your medical aesthetic professional can recommend the treatment that best suits your concerns.
The signs of fine lines
The repetitive pursing of the lips by smokers is the biggest culprit for these fine vertical lines found around the lips. While small in nature, when they surround the mouth they can become very noticeable.
Chest wrinkles (décolleté or cleavage creases)
No one likes seeing fine lines on their chest. Unfortunately, aging and sun damage can cause fine lines to appear as we get older.
The neck is an area that can be affected by many fine lines as well as a few larger horizontal wrinkles. Regardless of the type, they’re a sign of aging that many people want to treat.