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Why Controlled Damage Is Such An Important Part Of Wrinkle Care

To preserve the youthful beauty and softness of your skin, it is often important to tear it down. This is known as controlled skin damage and it is the basis of countless, popular skin treatments. The goal of these efforts is to expedite the body's own healing abilities so that age-related damages and other forms of wear and tear are erased or minimized entirely. Following are several reasons why this damage can be an essential part of your ongoing wrinkle care.

There are two types of wrinkles that people are likely to develop as they grow older. The first of these is dynamic wrinkling. These are creases that typically form around the mouth and eyes, or that furrow the brow. They are the result of ongoing damages to the supportive collagen layer that defines the skin's texture. When this layer becomes diminished, dry, and cracked, motion related wrinkles start to form.

A lot of people are using injectable neurotoxins to release these creases. These products minimize muscle movement in select areas so that built up tension does not cause these motion-related creases to manifest. Once select muscle groups have been stilled, people can smile, grimace, and furrow their brows as much as they want to, without getting crow's feet, perioral wrinkles or frown lines.

One sure way to resolve these problems, however, is by repairing the damages that have occurred at the collagen layer. Certain non-invasive treatments such as chemical peels and microneedling are designed to exactly this. In fact, microneedling is often referred to as collagen induction therapy due to its ability to both remodel existing collagen stores and incite the development of new collagen.

These treatments work by creating damage to the body's protective covering that incites a more rapid generation of new and healthy skin cells. These damages also cause the body to produce new collagen at a faster rate, even if people are at an age at which their natural collage would normally decline. Together, these changes restore the smooth and unblemished appearance of the underlying collagen.

Procedures like these can also be very beneficial for treating the second and more advanced form of facial wrinkling that frequently occurs as part of the normal aging process. These are known as static wrinkles and they are the result of facial hollows, loose and sagging skin, and other developments caused by volume loss. Remodeling your existing collagen and creating the conditions for new collagen production can both minimize and reverse evidence of collagen loss.

For more superficial skin issues, you can actually cause the necessary amount of skin damage right at home. This is done by exfoliating your face. Using an abrasive cleanser, facial mitt, or brush will ultimately slough away all damage skin cells that are responsible for visible blemishes. This will reveal the layer of healthy and well-balanced skin beneath while triggering a more rapid production of replacement cells. At-home exfoliation is a great way to balance out your skin's texture and tone.

The removal of dead and damaged skin can also make your skincare products work better. Once pore blockages and damaged skin are removed, active ingredients will be able to penetrate more deeply. As such, they can make their way to the foundation layer of the dermis where they are likely needed the most.