Does Dry Skin Cause Wrinkles?

Does Dry Skin Cause Wrinkles?

Dry facial skin can feel tight or itchy, and it even magnifies the signs of aging. But does dry skin really cause wrinkles? 

In this blog, Dr. Stuart Kauffman debunks this beauty myth, discusses the connection between dry skin and wrinkles, and explores services, including PRP facials, he offers his patients here at PRP in Philadelphia to restore hydration and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Does dry skin cause wrinkles?

The short answer is no. Although it’s a common beauty myth that dry facial skin leads to wrinkles, the truth is dry skin only highlights the presence of wrinkles that are already there. 

The main cause of wrinkles is collagen breakdown. Collagen is the glue that holds your skin together. It’s what gives your skin strength and suppleness, and without enough of it, your skin becomes thin and more prone to wrinkles. 

Aging is the leading cause of wrinkles, but it’s not the only cause of collagen depletion. Other potential causes include:

Repeated facial expressions, such as frowning or squinting, can also contribute to dynamic wrinkles. 

Where does skin hydration fit into this? Dry skin doesn’t create new wrinkles, but when your skin is dry, it highlights the fine lines and wrinkles. In contrast, when your skin is moisturized properly, your fine lines are less prominent because the oil (sebum) in your skin keeps your skin plump and smooth. 

Tips to improve dry skin and reduce wrinkles

Healthy skin is hydrated skin, and luckily, there are many ways to increase skin hydration and keep your skin as healthy as possible. Tips for improving the health of your skin include:

It’s not just about appearances. Your skin is your largest organ, and these strategies can help you create lifelong habits for taking care of your skin. 

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments that reduce wrinkles

Even after you implement new skin-friendly habits, it’s still possible to see new wrinkles pop up. That’s because some wrinkles (including dynamic wrinkles) aren’t affected by skin hydration. Squinting, frowning, or furrowing your brows can lead to crow’s feet or eyebrow wrinkles. PRP in Philadelphia offers several nonsurgical treatment options.

Botox®

Dr. Kauffman uses Botox injections to reduce the appearance of these types of wrinkles. Botox gently relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles associated with repetitive facial movements. Of course, good skin care routines only further complement the effects of Botox for a more youthful appearance. 

Dermal Fillers

We also offer dermal fillers to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles and improve facial fullness. Dermal fillers “fill in” the creases and fine lines around your lips or cheeks with hyaluronic acid, a substance your body naturally creates. As a humectant, hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge, drawing water to your skin to keep it plump and hydrated. 

PRP Facials

And finally: platelet-rich plasma facials. PRP facials:

Because PRP facials encourage your body to increase collagen production, they provide long-lasting, permanent results. Your skin is more radiant and has an improved tone and texture.

To learn more about our nonsurgical cosmetic procedures that can turn back the hands of time, schedule your consultation today. You can call our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office or request an appointment online. 

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