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

Can You Stop Wrinkles?

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It is true that wrinkles are an inevitable consequence of the natural aging process. However, the formation of wrinkles can be accelerated by several factors that are within our control. Therefore, while we may not be able to stop time, there are still some things you can do to delay the onset of wrinkles and prolong your youthful appearance. Understanding the science behind wrinkles can make a significant difference in how you tackle wrinkle prevention.

How Do Wrinkles Form?

The development of wrinkles begins in the dermis of the skin, which is the second layer of skin that houses key structural elements, including collagen and elastin that give your skin elasticity and strength. As we get older, the rate of cellular division and turnover in our skin doesn’t happen as quickly. In turn, the dermis gets thinner and collagen production slows down. This causes a depression in the skin or visible looseness. In addition, the oil glands in the skin become less efficient over time, which can leave the skin dry and make wrinkles more visible.

How Can You Control Wrinkles?

As previously mentioned, we can’t control the aging process. However, there are many controllable factors that influence or accelerate the development of wrinkles. By making adjustments in the following categories, you may be able to retain a youthful glow for a longer period of time:

Sun Exposure
The sun can further break down collagen and elastin in your skin as well as lower its immune system. The use of sunscreen is paramount if you want to prevent winkles!

Smoking
Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, which means it narrows the blood vessels that supply vital nutrients and oxygen to your skin. Smoking is also known to slow down collagen production. Your smoking habit could absolutely be contributing to your aged appearance.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, E and C as well as beta-carotene provide important protection for your skin by counteracting the process of oxidation within the body. The skin benefits of antioxidants can be reaped even if they are applied topically.

Sugar
Excess sugar in the bloodstream can lead to the formation of AGE (advanced glycation end) products. AGEs are molecules that can damage collagen and elastin over time, resulting in more wrinkles. Limiting processed foods and sugars in your diet can help you avoid premature facial sagging and wrinkles.

At Olansky Dermatology Associates, we welcome the opportunity to educate patients about how their lifestyle affects their skin, particularly when it comes to wrinkles. If your smoking habit, diet or chronic sun exposure has already taken a toil on your skin, ask us about our menu of cosmetic dermatology services. We offer the latest in laser therapy, dermal fillers and chemical peels to help you turn back the hands of time.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology AssociatesAtlanta 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

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.