Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Does Stress Really Cause Wrinkles?

Stressed Woman Facial Treatments Atlanta GA

Most of us have heard some version of this saying – “worry gives you wrinkles and gray hair.” Is there really truth to that statement? Worry or stressful situations absolutely impact our body. While we are most familiar with stress in relation to jaw clenching, difficulty breathing, sleep issues or hand tremors, it can also affect the way we age.

When stress goes unmanaged over a long period of time, it can contribute to a number of negative consequences within your body, including premature aging or accelerated aging. And when aging occurs, the effects are typically found on the skin in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin.

People don’t suddenly develop wrinkles after a stressful week at work. Instead it is chronic stress that begins to impact your skin in a series of events. When stress-related exhaustion exists, blood cortisol levels become elevated. This triggers an increase in blood sugar, which subsequently leads to collagen and elastin damage within the skin. These are two building blocks of healthy, youthful skin. Without proper amounts of collagen and elastin, the skin looks less smooth, less supple and otherwise aged.

There’s another reason why chronic stress can contribute to facial aging. When you are stressed, your facial muscles tend to tense or contract more often. This leads to worry lines between your eyebrows, crow’s feet and other unwanted signs of aging.

What If Stress Has Already Caused Wrinkles?

Whether it was that high-profile job or years of raising a teenager, many people have already suffered the effects of stress in terms of accelerated aging. While you can take strides to better manage your stress going forward, you’ll be pleased to know that there are skin treatments to reverse what’s previously been done.

At Olansky Dermatology, we offer a full menu of aesthetic treatments for skin, ranging from chemical peels, laser therapy and microneedling to Botox, Juvederm and other proven facial injectables. Our physicians bring unrivaled expertise in creating a natural and rejuvenated look with the use of the most advanced and proven cosmetic skin treatments available.

We understand that life can be stressful, and we welcome the opportunity to help you avoid the effects on stress on your skin!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.