Conditions Skin Wrinkles

Age shows itself in many ways, and everyone’s skin ages a little differently. But one of the most common and recognized signs of aging for all of us is lines and wrinkles. If wrinkles have started stealing the youth of your appearance, you have several options to combat them. At The Langdon Center, we’ll help you learn what causes wrinkles, how to prevent them, and how to treat them once they’re there.

What are Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are lines and creases in your skin. These can be fine lines, dynamic wrinkles like frown lines, or deep creases and folds. Although wrinkles can form almost anywhere, they tend to appear in similar locations for many people because of facial expressions and sun exposure.

Common wrinkles include:

  • Forehead lines that run horizontally across your forehead
  • Crow’s feet around the outer corners of your eyes
  • Frown lines or worry lines, which run vertically between your eyebrows
  • Nasolabial folds, or laugh lines, that create “parentheses” around your mouth
  • Marionette lines that form vertically around your chin, accentuating the jowls
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Frequently Asked Questions

A variety of factors contribute to wrinkles. They can appear at different ages and severities for each of us but are eventually inevitable for everyone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to delay the onset of wrinkles, reduce their severity, and soften them once they’ve formed.

The most common cause of wrinkles is simply age. As we get older, our skin becomes thinner and doesn’t replace old, damaged cells as quickly. It also produces less collagen and elastin, which are essential for the skin’s structure and firmness. This decrease in collagen and elasticity takes away your skin’s ability to bounce back, so it gradually holds creases and lines from facial movements.

Sun damage is also a significant contributing factor to signs of aging, like wrinkles. Ultraviolet light breaks down collagen and elastin, further reducing the skin’s support and ability to resist wrinkling.

Environmental factors and lifestyle choices can also affect your skin and cause wrinkles. Smoking and diet can damage your skin’s health, as can pollutants and low-quality skincare and cosmetic products.

Although there’s little you can do to prevent the effects of aging, there are several ways you can prevent sun damage and lifestyle factors from worsening wrinkles. Quality skincare products can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Using sunscreen and protecting yourself from sun exposure is also a simple but crucial step to maintaining youthful skin.

Even with good skincare habits, you’re sure to notice unwanted wrinkles in the mirror eventually. That’s why The Langdon Center offers a variety of effective treatments to rejuvenate your appearance and fight wrinkles, whether it’s those first few mild creases or severe folds and lines.


When it comes to dramatic and long-lasting facial rejuvenation, a facelift is the ultimate anti-aging tool. Dr. Langdon’s unique ExpresS-Lift procedure offers all the benefits of a conventional facelift with less downtime and scarring. Facelifts are ideal for moderate to severe signs of aging, including skin laxity and deep wrinkles.


Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for its effectiveness, fast results, and convenience. This injectable is made of a neurotoxin that temporarily stops repetitive muscle movements in the face, which helps smooth out and prevent dynamic wrinkles. Botox® is best for crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles caused by facial movements. Results typically last three to six months, and maintenance sessions can keep your skin smooth and youthful for years to come.


ThermiTight is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to tighten loose and sagging skin. It can be used on the face or body and is often combined with liposuction to remove excess fat for a tighter, more sculpted appearance. ThermiTight requires only a tiny incision and no stitches, and most patients can return to their regular activities immediately after.

Laser Resurfacing

Dr. Langdon offers multiple laser treatments that can help restore firmer, smoother skin. He often uses the Erbium:YAG laser for facial rejuvenation, improving skin tone and texture, and reducing wrinkles and pigmentation. For more severe signs of aging, he may recommend CO2 laser resurfacing to dramatically reduce wrinkles and take years off your appearance.


This popular skin rejuvenation procedure is often called collagen induction therapy because it increases your body’s collagen production to naturally revive your skin. Tiny needles cause controlled micro-damage to the skin, stimulating a healing response that boosts collagen. With a series of microneedling treatments, patients can achieve smoother, more youthful skin with reduced wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and more. Even more effective is radiofrequency (RF) microneedling.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are one of the most convenient and pain-free options to regain a youthful look. The Langdon Center offers multiple dermal filler options, including hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm® or collagen-boosting formulas like Sculptra®. These injectables can be used to restore lost facial volume, smooth out lines and wrinkles, or enhance facial contours.

Take the next step.

To learn more about wrinkle treatments or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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