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What Are Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are visible creases or folds in the skin, often appearing on the face, neck, and hands. They develop due to a combination of factors related to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the supportive structures within the skin. As we get older, our bodies naturally start to produce fewer of these proteins. Additionally, sun damage, lifestyle habits, and genetics all play a role in wrinkle formation.

Here’s a deeper look at the science behind wrinkles:

  • Collagen: This protein acts as the scaffolding for our skin, providing structure and firmness. With age, collagen production slows down, leading to a loss of volume and elasticity, contributing to wrinkles.
  • Elastin: This protein allows our skin to snap back after stretching. As elastin levels decline, skin loses its bounce and becomes more prone to sagging and wrinkle formation.
  • Sun Damage: Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are a major contributor to wrinkles. UV light breaks down collagen and elastin, accelerating the skin’s aging process.

Who Do Wrinkles Affect? Demographics and Skin Types Prone to Wrinkling


While wrinkles are a universal concern, some factors can increase your susceptibility:

  • Age: As mentioned earlier, collagen and elastin production naturally decline with age. This makes everyone more prone to wrinkles over time.
  • Sun Exposure: Excessive sun exposure is a significant risk factor for wrinkles. People who spend a lot of time outdoors or don’t consistently use sunscreen are more likely to develop wrinkles earlier.
  • Skin Type: People with fair skin tend to show wrinkles sooner than those with darker skin tones. This is because darker skin has more melanin, a pigment that offers some natural protection from UV damage.
  • Smoking: Smoking restricts blood flow to the skin, hindering the delivery of essential nutrients and oxygen. This can accelerate skin aging and wrinkle formation.
  • Genetics: Our genes play a role in how quickly our skin ages and how susceptible we are to wrinkles.

What Causes Wrinkles?

Several environmental and lifestyle factors play a significant role in the development of wrinkles:

  • Sun Exposure: UV rays speed up the deterioration of collagen and elastin fibers in the skin.
  • Smoking: Tobacco smoke reduces blood flow to the skin, contributing to premature aging.
  • Pollution: Airborne pollutants can generate free radicals that damage skin cells.
  • Diet and Hydration: Poor nutrition and dehydration can affect skin elasticity and health.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Wrinkles: From Fine Lines to Deep Creases

Wrinkles appear differently on everyone, but some common signs include:

  • Fine Lines: These are shallow lines that appear on the surface of the skin, often around the eyes (crow’s feet) and mouth (laugh lines). They are the earliest signs of aging and may become more noticeable with facial expressions.
  • Deep Creases: Fine lines can deepen and become more prominent wrinkles over time. These deeper creases often form on the forehead (horizontal lines), between the brows (frown lines), and around the mouth (marionette lines).
  • Loss of Volume: As collagen production declines, skin loses volume, leading to a sagging appearance. This can be particularly noticeable in the cheeks and around the jawline, contributing to the formation of deeper wrinkles.

Does Makeup Cause Wrinkles?

There’s a common misconception that makeup causes wrinkles. While makeup itself is not a direct cause of wrinkles, poor makeup habits can contribute to skin aging. Sleeping in makeup, using outdated products, or neglecting proper skin cleansing can clog pores and accelerate aging. Choosing quality products and maintaining a healthy skincare routine can mitigate these effects.

Innovative Solutions for Wrinkle Treatment

At Ayana Dermatology & Aesthetics, we offer a variety of advanced wrinkle treatment options to address your specific concerns and achieve natural-looking results. Here are some of our top treatments:

  • Botox® Cosmetic: This injectable relaxes overactive muscles that contribute to wrinkles like frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox® provides temporary results, typically lasting 3-4 months.
  • Dermal Fillers: These fillers add volume to areas that have lost collagen, smoothing out wrinkles and folds. Fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® come in various formulations to address different types of wrinkles and achieve long-lasting results.
  • Microneedling: This minimally invasive treatment creates tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin tightening. Microneedling can effectively reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing: This treatment uses lasers to remove damaged outer layers of skin, revealing smoother, younger-looking skin underneath. Laser treatments can be customized to address various concerns, including wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven skin tone.

We understand that choosing the right wrinkle treatment can be overwhelming. Our board-certified dermatologists will assess your needs and recommend the most effective treatment plan to achieve your desired results.

Preventing Wrinkles: Proactive Measures for Maintaining Youthful Skin

Preventing wrinkles involves a comprehensive approach to skincare and lifestyle choices:

  • Sun Protection: Regular application of sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30.
  • Moisturizing: Maintaining skin hydration to preserve its suppleness.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Consuming a nutritious diet, ensuring adequate hydration, and avoiding smoking.
  • Regular Dermatological Care: Consulting with board-certified dermatologists for personalized skin care advice and treatments.

Discover the key to timeless beauty and radiant skin with Ayana Dermatology and Aesthetics. Our specialized services focus on preventing wrinkles and helping you maintain a youthful appearance for years to come. Say goodbye to worries about wrinkles and hello to a more confident, ageless you. Contact Ayana Dermatology and Aesthetics today to schedule a consultation and embark on your journey to age-defying beauty.

Customer Love: Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

Helen P.
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I had a great experience at Ayana Dermatology! Dr. Levi is a fantastic physician. She was very kind to me and thorough in her exam. You can clearly see she has a passion for her career and patients. Her clinic is beautiful and clean. Staff was kind and welcoming. I am happy to have found my dermatologist!
Nicole A.
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My experience at Ayana has been nothing short of amazing! I came to Dr. Levi for hair loss, and she took the time to really listen to me and discussed all treatment options with me in detail. Not only do I feel cared for by everyone at the office, but I have also seen significant improvement in my hair growth using Dr. Levi's medical advice and treatment approach. Go to Ayana if you want results and the best care in South FL!
Allan h.
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Dr. Levi and staff were true professionals. Great results and competitive rates. What I thought would take months for my skin to heal was almost gone in only 1 week. Will definitely come back!
Amanda P.
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So blessed to have a AYANA DERMATOLOGY in Wilton Manors!! Good bye med spas - overpriced and lack quality control. Dr. Cherise Mizrahi-Levi Is generous with her knowledge and time. I love learning about how to care for my skin without the med spa gimmicks.
Bernard R.
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I am from Miami Beach and now live in Orlando. I am frequently in Fort Lauderdale because that is where my kids live. I have been to many dermatologists over the years. Dr. Levi is by far the best dermatologist I have ever seen. Her attention to detail is incredible. She is highly intelligent and is great at communicating what is going on. I can't put into words how great of a doctor she is. highly recommend her!
Theresa S.
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Amazing service from first call to end of appointments. Been here several times for different things and they are consistently professional and friendly!
Therese N.
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Dr. Levi and her staff were attentive and tried to help with my concerns. Will be seeing her again in about three weeks for a followup.
Kirsten b.
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Dr. Levi is amazing. She takes the time to understand your problem and then works with you to improve your condition. You don't feel rushed and you are definitely listened to. Her follow up is fantastic, taking time to call you personally with lab results.
Talia N.
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The best derm experience I’ve ever had, truly. I felt well taken care of by the entire team. Dr. Levi is warm, caring, and incredibly knowledgeable regarding all aspects of dermatology. She took her time to explain everything from A-Z so I didn’t leave with any worries or concerns. I highly recommend this practice! Experienced skin care professionals, Amazing results, Expert facials, Licensed skin care professionals, Professional products, Beautiful results.
Mirit g.
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Thank you for the knowledge, explanation and special treatment Dr. Cherise M. Levi you're the best! Beautiful place, so peaceful & great team! Definitely going to see you soon again 🙂
Elizabeth K.
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Wonderful, caring doctor. Takes her time with patients. Never rushes. Listens to patient & makes informed recommendations. Great support staff. Makes good recommendations for skin care products. Will continue to go to Ayana Dermatology for skin cancer checks.
Ivan D.
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Beautiful office great staff very professional the doctor comes with a magnificent history in the industry in NYC she makes you feel very comfortable and i have total confidence in her decisions and advice so glad i found her!

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