What Causes Wrinkles?


Imagine you are attending a wedding. You get to the hotel, unpack, and hang up all of your items. You inspect the outfit you brought for the wedding. You tried your best to pack it neatly and protect it from the other elements in your bag, but travel has made its impact. Your outfit is full of wrinkles and creases. You look around and spot the hotel room iron. You plug it in and smooth it all out. It looks as good as new and even crisper. Thank god for the janky hotel room iron.

Everyone has experience with wrinkles, whether on your cocktail dress, button-down, trousers, or your body.

What Do Wrinkles Look Like?

Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and appear as folds, lines, ridges in skin, and creases. Wrinkles can also appear as loose or droopy skin. You can find them anywhere but, most commonly, on your face, neck, and arms. Of course, wrinkles are more pronounced when at rest, but when you are smiling, frowning, or activating that body part, wrinkles are less noticeable.


Where Do Wrinkles First Appear?

The development of wrinkles is closely linked to sun exposure. So, it would make perfect sense that the places wrinkles develop first are where the sun hits the hardest. Tan wrinkles are real, my friend! Wrinkles first appear on the face, neck, back of the hands, and arms. Ultraviolet rays dry the skin and obliterate collagen. Cue us reminding you to wear sun protection when possible and where SPF 30 or higher. Be sure to reapply every two hours. Dermaclara only loves three things you, your skin, and high-quality sun protection.

When Do Wrinkles First Appear?

Wrinkles first appear as a fine lines band. Thin lines are the start of wrinkles and begin on the surface of the face. Over time fine lines deepen from repetitive movement and set in as deep wrinkles.

The average age for wrinkles is 25. You will start to notice fine lines and wrinkles around that time. The most common period to start wrinkle treatment is 40 to 55. After age 65, wrinkles become more prominent.

Types of Wrinkles

Before we get into the types, let’s break down dynamic, static, and atrophic wrinkles.

Dynamic Wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated muscle use. Frowning or puckering your lips to drink out of a straw are repeated facial movements that can lead to dynamic expression lines.

Static Wrinkles

Static wrinkles are caused by a loss of elasticity, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and gravity. Static wrinkles are prominent even when the face or muscle is at rest. Jowls and cheek wrinkles are very common examples.

Atrophic Wrinkles

Atrophic wrinkles form when the skin is thin and fragile. Skin thins due to collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid reduction.

Okay! Now, let’s make our way down the face and identify the common types of wrinkles.

Glabellar Lines

This is the infamous between eyebrow wrinkle that can be so hard to target. Glabellar lines are vertical and look like a deep crease between eyebrows. They have a couple of other nicknames, including frown lines and the 11s. Frown wrinkles are dynamic. 

Horizontal Forehead Lines

Forehead lines are dynamic wrinkles appearing across the forehead. Forehead wrinkles causes include: muscle activity and contracting and raising the eyebrows.

Forehead lines can also develop from sleep. The wrinkles you notice in the morning when you wake up are slightly different. They are called compression wrinkles. Sleep lines on the forehead usually appear more vertical than horizontal and occur due to pressing the face into a solid surface or pillow. There is a chance that these lines on face not wrinkles. You can tell by practicing facial expressions or pressing your face to see if the lines disappear when released.

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines appear as a wrinkle between eyes. This deep wrinkle between eyes often develops from scrunching up the nose while smiling or being cute. Bunny lines are dynamic wrinkles.

Crow’s Feet

Crow’s feet are caused by squinting, frowning, and smiling. They branch out horizontally from the corners of the eyes and are dynamic wrinkles.

Nasolabial Folds

Nasolabial folds are static wrinkles that run vertically from the outer corner of the nose down to the outer corners of the mouth. 

Lip Lines

Lip lines are most commonly associated with “smokers lip.” These wrinkles can be dynamic or static, appearing as vertical hatches above the upper lip.

Marionette Lines

To put it simply, they are wrinkles on chin. Marionette lines are static wrinkles that stretch down from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin. They tend to accentuate jowls and any dropping in the cheeks.

Neck Wrinkles

Signs of aging on neck include sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and vertical muscle bands. Neck wrinkles can be static or dynamic. Catching neck aging signs early can help reduce the chances of premature aging.

Can You Get Rid of Your Wrinkles?

Yes! There are treatments and methods you can employ to rid yourself of wrinkles. Just know that wrinkles are a natural part of aging and can be very beautiful depending on where they are and how deep. But, if you don’t like how some wrinkles appear, talk to your healthcare provider or a dermatologist to figure out what works best for you.

Below are some of the options they may layout.

  • Retinoid cream

  • Chemical peels

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Dermabrasion

  • Laser skin resurfacing

  • Botulinum toxin type A or botox

  • Fillers

  • Facelift

What Is the Best Non-Surgical Treatment for Wrinkles?

A lot of the above solutions include invasive procedures or expensive creams, but the best non-surgical treatment for wrinkles is silicone patches. Silicone creates a microclimate between the seal and your skin, creating a greenhouse helping to boost collagen and elastin. These are the critical elements needed to treat and get rid of wrinkles. This environment also increases moisture. If you were wondering, “does dry skin cause wrinkles?” The answer is yes! Dry skin  wrinkles lead to premature aging; moisturized skin keeps it plump. The adhesion of the silicone patch also helps to break habitual facial movements, further erasing thin lines and wrinkles and tightening the skin.

Best Silicone Patches for Wrinkles

Hands down, the best silicone patch for wrinkles is Dermaclara. Dermaclara is non-invasive, chemical-free, dermatologist-approved, pregnancy-safe, and breastfeeding-safe. You can use these patches whenever and wherever because they are safe, effective, and versatile.

Dermaclara patches come in multiple sizes to help target wherever you want to see change. Whether that is a deep wrinkle between eyebrows, nasolabial folds, crow's feet, or anywhere in between, Dermaclara has got you. You can even use them to erase creases on arms. Anywhere there is an imperfection, Dermaclara has got you.

Our silicone technology rolls back time on your wrinkled face revealing smooth, youthful skin. You will notice a difference after just one session with Dermaclara. The silicone patches use whatever is already there, bringing it to the surface, increasing moisture, collagen, and elastin, and erasing dynamic and static wrinkles. The patches can be reused up to 30 times so that you can work them into your skincare routine. After three to six months, you will see lasting results.

Follow the steps below to smooth wrinkles, tighten skin, and plump fine lines.

  1. Prep: Clean your face with Claraprep, our soft and gentle cleanser. Claraprep will help clear away dirt, sweat, and makeup.

  1. Apply Patches: Dermaclara patches are dynamic and can be applied wherever you want to see change. Apply the forehead, eye, mouth, neck, or chest silicone patches. Set the timer for 15 to 20 minutes.

  1. Peel-Off Patches: After the time is up, gently remove the patches and clean them with Patch Prep. Let them dry before reapplying them to the backing card. ​​Our patches can be reused for 15 to 30 uses.

That’s it! That is the best treatment for frown lines, skin lines, and loose forehead skin. We know it sounds unbelievable, but Dermaclara is tried and true. We are clinically proven and scientifically tested, so when we say it works, we really mean it! See below for some snapshots of wrinkles before and after. Our DermaLOVERS are the best source of inspiration.


Goodbye wrinkled face, hello youthful glow. For smooth, beautiful skin, turn to Dermaclara for the most outstanding results.



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