Wrinkles are commonly associated with ageing, but what many don’t realize is that ageing is not the only thing that causes fine lines to form on our faces.

Some bad habits and tendencies can speed up your ageing process, causing you to get wrinkles prematurely. It’s important to be aware of the habits that are causing your skin to look a certain way, as well as the options available for treating these wrinkles.

We offer Botox and Juvéderm at Baywood Laser & Cosmetic Clinic, among other cosmetic and laser treatments, to help you treat these fine lines to feel rejuvenated and refreshed.

Our team of professionals is equipped with the expertise, experience and resources necessary to provide safe, quality and cost-effective procedures. We have been offering treatments performed by board-certified physicians since 2001. Our clinic is your source for affordable Botox treatments in Toronto that you can trust.

Botox treatments are non-invasive and are performed in no time at all. If you don’t believe us, believe the celebrities with positive Botox experiences who have spoken up over the misconceptions surrounding Botox. After all, the treatment is non-surgical and a lot less extreme than other common cosmetic treatments that people undergo.

If you find that your habits are causing your skin to wrinkle prematurely, check out these options to see how we can help you restore your youthful glow. After all, there is nothing to be afraid of when it comes to skin fillers like Juvederm and Botox — they can help to enhance your look and get rid of wrinkles that have come with age and certain long-term habits.

That said, it’s critical to identify if your daily routine and habits are having an impact on your skin. Are you guilty of any of these bad habits?

You Don’t Wear Sunscreen

Forgoing sunscreen is probably the biggest sin you can commit to your face. When you don’t protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays you can get sunspots and, yes, wrinkles.

Debra Jaliman, M.D., a New York-based dermatologist, shared in an interview with Women’s Health that it’s essential to “wear sunscreen every day, rain or shine so that you don’t get sun damage. Choose an SPF 30 and one that has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.”

Baywood Clinic offers various treatments for age spots and other signs of sun damage. We use a Q-Switched YAG Laser for isolated spots on your hands and face.

For more general sun damage, we use the Long-Pulsed Alexandrite laser. We also offer affordable Botox treatments in Toronto to help you treat those wrinkles — we’re happy to work with you to identify which treatment will best suit your unique needs!

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You Always Forget Your Sunglasses

Forgetting your sunglasses at home is not just a nuisance. What you may not know is that when you don’t wear sunglasses and squint due to sun exposure, it can cause wrinkles like crow’s feet to appear around your eyes.

We offer a variety of treatments like Botox, Juvederm and other skin fillers to help reduce crow’s feet. You can rest easy knowing that board-certified physicians perform all of our procedures.

You Sleep on Your Face

We hate to break it to you, but your pillow may be giving you wrinkles. When you sleep with your face in a cotton pillow, you can get creases and fine lines. It’s also worth mentioning that, when you sleep with your face in your pillow, you make it harder for fluid to drain which can cause your eyes to appear puffy.

The good news to stomach sleepers is that you can always trade in your cotton pillow for a silk pillow that has fewer creases and is easier on the skin.

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You Don’t Get Enough Sleep Either

Sleep is essential for your mental and physical health. When you don’t get the rest you need, you’ll see it on your face. This is because when you don’t get enough sleep, your skin doesn’t get the time it needs to repair and renew itself.

You Smoke

Smoking has a wide range of negative impacts on your health, one of which is how it impacts your skin. For one, the action of circling your mouth around a cigarette can cause wrinkles.

Additionally, smoking accelerates ageing because it constricts blood vessels, and releases an enzyme that breaks down the elastin and collagen on your skin. This causes your skin to lose firmness and can cause it to sag.

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You Eat Junk Food

According to dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer, white bread, red meat, processed foods and foods high in sugars can all speed up your skin’s ageing process.

Excessive sugar consumption can damage the elastin and collagen in your body, which can cause your skin to lose its natural firmness. Reduce your chance of wrinkles by eating a diet that’s high in fruits and vegetables and other unprocessed foods.

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You Don’t Remove Your Makeup

You hear time and time again how bad it is for your skin not to remove your makeup — and now is the time to listen up. Leaving your makeup on builds up bacteria on your face, clogs pores, and can cause wrinkles.

When you sleep with your makeup on, the makeup and other bacteria on your face seep into your pores which, you guessed it, breaks down your face’s elastin and collagen!

What do we know about what happens when the elastin and collagen in your body break down? That’s right, it speeds up your ageing process, which can cause wrinkles and other fine lines on your face. Are you sensing a pattern here yet?

You Rub Your Eyes

The skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of the skin on your face. According to Elle, the skin around your eyes is actually 0.33mm thick — that’s three to five times thinner than the rest of your skin. This makes sense considering that your eye’s muscles make roughly 100,000 micro-movements a day — your eyes work hard!

When you rub this thin skin around your eyes, it can break down elastin and collagen which, as you may know, is what causes your skin to be firm. Our clinic offers Juvederm treatments among others that will help to add some natural looking volume to areas of your face that may be sunken.

Treat Your Wrinkles at Baywood Clinic 

Equipped with over a decade of experience, Baywood Clinic provides reputable treatments that you can trust. We perform over 10,000 procedures a year, which include a considerable amount of aesthetic skin treatments.

Our doctors are committed to restoring clients’ youthful glow with our wide variety of available procedures. We are your source for Juvederm and Botox in Toronto, among other treatments. Get in touch today for a consultation! We want to help you identify the right treatment to suit your unique needs.