How to Prevent and Treat Fine Lines

Prevent Fine Lines

Fine lines are an annoyance that everyone faces sooner or later. As your body ages, it is natural to start noticing fine lines and wrinkles beginning to form around your face. Many patients come to us looking for solutions to help reduce and prevent those fine lines. There are several things you can do to help prevent fine lines from forming in the first place, as well as several options for treatments.

What Causes Fine Lines?

Wrinkles are caused by the gradual loss of elasticity in the skin as you age. As your body ages, the skin’s collagen layer loses its ability to stretch and keep its shape, which contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Other behaviors can also increase the appearance of wrinkles. For example, spending a lot of time out in the sun without wearing sunscreen contributes to fine lines and wrinkles because the UV light damages the skin. Smoking also accelerates the skin’s aging process and increases wrinkles.

Preventing Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Preventing wrinkles is something that many people are concerned about. There are several basic things you can do to help prevent and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. First and foremost is protecting your skin from sun damage. Always wear sunscreen and wide-brimmed hats when out in the sun for extended periods, and don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours. If you are a smoker, reducing or quitting smoking can help improve the appearance of your skin and reduce the risk of future wrinkles. Finally, regularly using moisturizers on your skin can help keep skin cells from drying out and reduce the formation and appearance of fine lines.

Skin Treatment Options

Even if you do everything in your power to prevent the formation of wrinkles, it is impossible to completely prevent signs of aging. There are several options for treating and reducing fine lines. Juvéderm® is a dermal filler with hyaluronic acid that is used to smooth lines and wrinkles by injecting it under the skin. Botox® Cosmetic is another option to inject into the skin to relax the muscles and eliminate wrinkles. Additionally, laser treatments like Fraxel®  are used to smooth the skin’s appearance.

Ready to get smoother skin? Call Summit Skin & Vein Care in the Lee’s Summit and Kansas City area at (816) 286-4064 today to learn more!


  1. I have a friend that has gotten botox and there is a noticeable difference. I like you advice about prevention, but for us that are older we need treatment. I have wrinkles around my eyes that I would love to get rid of. I will have to research more.

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