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Fine lines and wrinkles form from the natural aging process, sun-damage, injury, smoking, and other genetic factors. Signs of aging are often referred to as fine lines and wrinkles, making it appear as if these are the same condition. However, fine lines differ from wrinkles and require specialized treatments. At Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, board-certified dermatologist, Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, treats fine lines for men and women living all over the world.


What are Fine Lines?

When there is an irregular thickening of the skin and when your skin is not retaining enough water, fine lines can develop. Fine lines have distinct characteristics that delineate them from wrinkles and require specialized treatments. People often see fine lines in their 20’s or 30’s, sometimes not until their 40’s, but it depends on a variety of factors including genetics, skin type, sun exposure, life style and pollution. Fine lines:

  • Are the first indications of aging skin
  • Develop earlier in life
  • Develop in areas where there are repetitive movements, such as the corners of the eyes
  • Are shallower and smaller
  • Respond more effectively to treatments because they are on the outer surface of the skin
  • May develop into wrinkles or folds if left untreated

What Causes Fine Lines?

As collagen and elastin break down and your body produces less of these substances, the skin is susceptible to developing fine lines. An individual person may or may not develop fine lines. Some of the risk factors for fine lines are:

  • Family History and Genetics
  • Smoking
  • Having Light Skin
  • Spending Time Outdoors
  • Hyperdynamic Muscles
  • Squinting from Sun or Cellphone Usage

How are Fine Lines Treated?

Because fine lines are superficial in nature, treatments that improve the outer layer of skin may reduce fine lines. Dr. Waibel may recommend a standalone treatment or combination of treatments, such as:

What Should I Expect from Treatment for Fine Lines?

Fine lines are quite responsive to treatment, so you may see an immediate improvement. It is recommended to use prescription skin care products, including a high-quality sunscreen with a physical not a chemical, may prevent and maintain the return of fine lines from developing or delay the onset of these common cosmetic concerns.

Am I a Good Candidate for Fine Line Treatment?

If fine lines are left untreated, they may develop into deeper wrinkles and folds. If you notice fine lines on your face, we recommend you seek treatment to maintain a youthful appearance.

As some of the earliest signs of aging skin, fine lines indicate your skin needs some additional support to stay youthful. Jill Waibel, MD, FAAD, the board-certified dermatologist at Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, offers men and women in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall and surrounding communities in Florida treatments for fine lines. To learn more about our treatments for fine lines, contact us today to schedule a consultation.