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As we age, wrinkles begin to appear more and more, often making us look older than we are. How do they happen? And what can be done about them in order to keep a smoother, more youthful appearance?

How wrinkles form

Frown lines, crow’s feet, and lines around the mouth are called dynamic wrinkles or folds. These wrinkles and lines are caused by muscles contracting when you make facial expressions, chew, laugh, ponder something, and so on. When these muscles go through repetitive contraction, they can remain contracted over time and hold wrinkles in place on the skin. 

Set, or “static wrinkles” that always remain in place may be the result of prolonged dynamic wrinkles, or they may appear due to skin exposure and other damage that weakens the skin. 

As we age and produce less collagen and elastin, the skin begins to thin and be less elastic, which makes wrinkles more pronounced and apparent. The sun’s impact on your skin can also dry it out and alter the structure of elastin fibers in the skin, making you look less youthful.

What can be done about facial wrinkles?

Once wrinkles and fine lines appear, many people want to turn back the clock and regain their smooth, elastic skin again. Luckily, there are ways to achieve this. 


This injectable treatment relaxes the taut, contracted muscles that are forming the wrinkles. This is how Botox helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and achieves a more youthful appearance. Botox is a quick, simple treatment that can be done during your lunch hour, and with the expertise of our team, your results will always be natural, never “frozen.”

Dermal Fillers

Fillers boost the volume that is lost in your face as your collagen production decreases. Dermal Fillers are made of a gel-like substance that mimics your body’s natural rejuvenating substances that help keep the skin full and youthful. Fillers can create a smoother, younger and rejuvenated appearance. These injectable treatments are short and easy to experience, requiring no down time.

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing removes the top layer of skin, getting rid of dead or older skin cells and providing a fresh and renewed appearance. This helps achieve tighter, younger skin and reduces the signs of wrinkles.

Why choose Guelph Facial Plastics?

Guelph Facial Plastics provides a welcoming, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere where you can look forward to fantastic, natural results. With years of skill and a rare talent, Dr. Brace’s passion is to restore confidence and enhance your natural facial beauty. Dr. Brace and his team are dedicated to helping people face the world with as few self-doubts about their appearance as possible. Fight back against wrinkles with help from the expertise and understanding that Guelph Facial Plastics provides.

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