- The sun. The sun speeds up the natural aging process of the skin, so unprotected exposure to ultraviolet light will cause more wrinkles to develop faster. You can mitigate the damage by wearing sunscreen and avoiding prolonged sun exposure.
- Unhealthy habits. Health-related habits like smoking and poor dietary habits aren’t just hard on your health, they are hard on your skin. Smoking accelerates the aging process in the body, and poor nutrition can cause the skin to lose its elasticity and sag.
- Getting older. Unfortunately, no matter what you do to prevent wrinkles, as you age your skin is naturally going to start to wrinkle. This is caused by a decrease in the natural oils being produced by your skin as well as a reduction in the layer of fat under your skin. While there are things you can do to slow this process, it happens to all of us.
So while there are things that you can do to prevent wrinkles, some items are just out of your control. Fortunately, you can help erase those wrinkles with a facelift from our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schutte. Some in for a consultation appointment with Dr. Schutte and see if you would be a good candidate for a facelift. Call us at 970-372-2310 and make an appointment today!