Fine lines and wrinkles are often the first noticeable signs of skin ageing, commonly appearing as: Crow’s feet, laughter lines, frown lines, forehead lines, nose-to-mouth lines (nasolabial folds) and lip lines.
Genetics and lifestyle choices can determine the rate at which this condition will develop, with many people starting to see shallow creases emerging around the age of 25 – 30. Collagen and elastin are proteins that exist naturally within the skin. As we get older these substances will start to diminish from the skin’s structure, causing it to lose it’s firm, full and youthfully moist appearance. These lines become deeper set and more prominent over time, as skin continues to weaken. Areas that are more exposed to the sun will often be the first places where lines and wrinkles will develop, as UV rays assist in the breakdown of collagen and elastin.