What Are Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are the lines, creases, and folds that appear on the skin, primarily as part of the natural aging process. They are most prominent on sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the face, neck, hands, and forearms. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity and moisture, leading to the formation of these visible signs of aging. While wrinkles are a natural part of growing older, they can also be influenced by various environmental and lifestyle factors. Advances in cosmetic and plastic surgery offer a range of treatments that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, helping individuals maintain a more youthful appearance.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Sun Exposure

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light breaks down the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers, leading to premature aging and wrinkles.


The toxins in cigarette smoke reduce blood flow to the skin, depleting it of oxygen and essential nutrients, which accelerates the wrinkling process.

Repeated Facial Expressions

Frequent facial movements and expressions, like squinting or smiling, cause fine lines and wrinkles to form over time due to the repeated contraction of facial muscles.


As we age, the skin naturally becomes less elastic and more fragile, decreasing the production of natural oils and making it appear more wrinkled.

Poor Nutrition

A diet lacking in vitamins and antioxidants can impair the skin’s ability to repair itself and protect against environmental damage, contributing to the development of wrinkles.