Illuminate Skin Therapies

Fine Lines + Wrinkles

Fine Lines + Wrinkles

Fine Lines + Wrinkles: What Are They?

Fine Lines + Wrinkles are a natural part of aging and are a reflection of genetics and environmental factors of your lifestyle. Although somewhat inevitable, we can slow down the process and help you achieve radiant, glowing skin at every age.

  • Fine Lines: Fine lines are small, shallow creases that form on thin, delicate skin. Fine lines on your face are associated with repetitive movements from things like frowning, smiling, squinting, and laughing. However, we never want to see you stop smiling or laughing! You’ll usually find these lines around your eyes and mouth as the skin in these areas is relatively thin and moves a lot during the day. Fine lines are less than two millimeters deep and are associated with the earliest signs of aging. Over time, they can develop into deeper folds and wrinkles. Some other causes of fine lines are side sleeping, sun exposure, genetics, aging, loss of collagen and elastin, fair skin, dry skin, and lifestyle choices.
  • Wrinkles: Deeper, more obvious creases in the skin. Deep lines, or wrinkles, are a natural part of aging and are most prominent on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, neck, hands and forearms. Although genetics mainly determine our skin’s structure and texture, sun exposure is a key factor in the cause of lines and wrinkles, especially for people with a light skin tone. Diet, lifestyle choices, and environmental factors can also cause lines and wrinkles.

What Causes Fine Lines + Wrinkles?

Fine Lines: These occur largely due to the breakdown of skin building blocks and volumizers, collagen, and elastin, however, fine lines can either be emphasized or a byproduct of superficial skin dehydration, maturity, and may be predisposed, in terms of severity and onset, by genetics.

Wrinkles: These signal a more advanced breakdown of collagen and elastin, laxity, and environmental damage. Wrinkles may also be emphasized by an absence of moisture in the deeper layers of skin, environmental exposure, a history of skin-related trauma, and genetic predisposition.

Who Can Experience Fine Lines + Wrinkles?

The aging process all but guarantees everyone will develop fine lines and wrinkles, however, the early onset of both can be prevented and the approach can be slowed. Although genetics play a role in determining how skin matures, proper hydration, moisture, nourishment inside and out, as well as environmental protection, and proactive, compatible skincare can support the skin in aging gracefully.

What Are The Most Effective Treatments?

  • We Recommend:
    • Complexion Rehab
    • Radiance + Refine
    • Radiance + Revive
    • Stress Management Protocol including Adaptogens
    • Antioxidants: Vitamin C, Alpha Arbutin, Astaxanthin
    • Regenerative Ingredients: Backuchiol, Vitamin A, E
    • Hydrators: Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella Mushroom
  • The Benefits:
    • Laser Therapy: Nothing can stop the clock, but the cumulative, compounding effects of laser therapies that preempt and respond to the signs of maturing skin are nothing short of reliable. Lasers can turn the clock back and slow it down. Laser therapy creates an ideal incubation environment to repopulate collagen; this gestation period takes about 6 months to develop and it starts at your very first service. Once this baseline of new collagen is established, collagen-building blocks multiply, volumizing your skin to soften fine lines and wrinkles from your first service. For as long as you remain consistent, the effects of laser last and grow. In addition to volumizing skin, laser energy enhances cellular turnover (skin efficiency) that slows with age. By stimulating the lively turnover of cells, dead skin is eliminated faster and the radiant glow that’s being generated from within is revealed. 
    • Regenerative Ingredients: Antioxidants and active hydrators can aid in minimizing congestion: Hyaluronic Acid and Tremella Mushroom have been shown to be highly effective hydrators. Antioxidants and regenerative ingredients will enhance skin efficiency, detoxify, and promote an environment in which healthy cellular turnover can occur, shedding and regenerating skin from deep within, supporting the laser-renewal process, so collagen can multiply and thrive.

Complimentary Consults

Perhaps the most important phase of our journey together is your complimentary consultation. This is your opportunity to see what our passion for the details of your skin will look like with Illuminate as your skincare guide can look like! During this 30-45 minutes of shared exchange, we will get to know your skin in real-time, develop an appreciation for the way you care for your skin, and hopefully answer any questions you have! We are here to help you develop or expand upon your individual skincare philosophy, including best practices, care, and services! 


Illuminate Skin Therapies offers a variety of skincare solutions to address a number of challenging skin conditions. Here you can explore the skin health challenges and the effective and enhancing services we provide and the options available to achieve your most radiant and vital complexion.

Complexion Rehab
Complexion Rehab

Type of Treatment: Laser: Lifestyle-Friendly, Non-Ablative (No Downtime) $99/session Complexion Rehab is an adaptable, 8-week program that uses strategic laser therapy and the nourishing support of organic, plant-based skincare to enhan

Radiance + Refine
Radiance + Refine

Type of Treatment: Laser: Ablative (Downtime-4-7 days development) $595/session Two phases of complexion transformation merge to elevate this ablative treatment to high-level effectiveness.. We begin with “Radiance”: fractio

Radiance + Revive
Radiance + Revive

Type of Treatment: Laser: Lifestyle-Friendly, Non-Ablative (No Downtime) $249/session Radiance + Revive is a non-invasive, no downtime, two-step procedure that combines two powerful laser wavelengths, using Fotona SP Dynamis. This treat

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Full Service Skin Care Tailored For You

Illuminate Skin Therapies is committed to providing elevated and accessible skincare solutions to serve Calgary and the area. Our beautiful, welcoming, and relaxing skin wellness centre boasts state-of-the-art technologies, private consultation spaces, and a retail space of top-of-the-line skin care products to support our clients on their journey to vital, glowing skin. Book your Complimentary Consultation today.

Illuminate Your Skin

Illuminate Skin Therapies creates strategic, compassionate skincare solutions. Our technicians are highly trained and empathetic, delivering therapeutic care with the support of products and services that are consciously created using premium ingredients and innovative techniques. Illuminate is committed to delivering high-performance results, which are reliable and cumulative due to consistent refinement and challenge to the conventional standard for beauty.

Our clinic uses only the most revolutionary Standard for technology advancements in Medical Aesthetics. Contact Us Today!

Call our West Springs location at 1-587-897-5952 to book your Complimentary Consult!