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Know the Different Types of Wrinkles and What You Can Do About Them

You thought that wrinkles would be the least of your concerns in your mid-twenties. You put on night cream before going to sleep every day, and you even invested in that one sunscreen that everyone was raving about. All in all, your skincare routine is on point. So why are there wrinkles on your previously unblemished face?

If you see stark laugh lines when you open your front camera to take a selfie, don’t be alarmed. Your wrinkles may have caught you off guard, but at REFIRM, we know how to set them straight!

How can ageing cause wrinkles?

Ageing is a natural process, and the last thing you need to do is give yourself more worry lines by fussing over wrinkles.

Wrinkles are a sign of how far you’ve come, they add character to your face. But they’re also a sign that the collagen in your skin is depleting. Collagen is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of your skin, and makes you look more youthful.

The reason why you might be losing collagen and showing aging signs include excessive tobacco and alcohol consumption, being exposed to the sun for too long, and artificial tanning, among many others.

Botox to the rescue for Expression wrinkles

You can get wrinkles from the expressions that you make most often. For example, someone who frowns a lot can get frown lines on the forehead. Some people who squint too often get crow’s feet around the eyes. There’s really no other way to prevent these wrinkles, unless you maintain a poker face constantly. The most suitable treatment is Botox, as it can weaken the force exerted by the facial muscles on the skin, so you can laugh, frown, and squint freely.

Compression Wrinkles? Laser away

Another common type of wrinkle is compression wrinkles, which develop when you literally compress your face while sleeping. Sleeping with your face buried in a pillow can make these wrinkles surface earlier. It’s a good idea to switch up sleeping positions if this is a problem. You can also get our special laser liposuction treatment, which is used for stretch marks as well to get rid of these lines.

Fillers for Gravitational wrinkles!

Sometimes, there are things that are just not in your control which cause wrinkles. For example, gravitational wrinkles are simply the result of the effect of gravity on your muscles. Unless you can move to an unidentified space where anti-gravity exists, your best bet is to remedy it by our injectable filler treatments to restore the sagging skin and re-inflate the deflated area.


At REFIRM, you can take appropriate preventative measures to prevent these wrinkles and more. We offer the best cosmetic treatments in Calgary. Contact us to get a consultation and book an appointment.