Something which most women experience as they get older are fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, these issues are one of the most common complaints when it comes to ageing. Left untreated, ageing skin can make people become more self-conscious and lose confidence when it comes to their appearance. Fortunately, here at Skin Perfection, we have a number of convenient treatments that can help restore vitality to the skin. In this article, we’ll explore how these procedures work and why you should consider them if you want to tackle fine lines and wrinkles.
First of all, let’s explore why we develop fine lines and wrinkles – which are also referred to as folds or creases in the skin. Our facial expressions play a big part in forming fine lines and wrinkles, along with external factors – such as too much sun and smoking. When we’re younger, our skin looks plump and smooth. When we hit our early twenties, we start to create less collagen and elastin in the skin – making the skin looser. The combination of the natural ageing process and extrinsic factors is what causes fine lines and wrinkles.
Treatments for fine lines and wrinkles
So how do we treat fine lines and wrinkles? Anti-wrinkle injections are our first port of call – and they’re one of the most popular treatments available. This treatment works by a clinician injecting Botulinum toxin into the skin, local to where there are fine lines and wrinkles. This injection relaxes the muscles underneath the skin, reducing the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines and crows feet.
Dermal fillers are another popular treatment option for those looking to combat the signs of ageing. The treatment names gives us an indication of how they’re different to anti-wrinkle injections – in that they actually ‘plump up’ areas of the skin that have folds or creases until they appear smooth. This means dermal fillers produce fantastic results around the nose, cheeks and mouth, whereas anti-wrinkle injections are best used in and around the forehead. In fact these treatments are often combined to produce the very best results. So how do dermal fillers work? There’s a few alternatives on the market, but the most common dermal fillers use calcium hydroxyapatite, hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid and collagen to restore volume to the face.
If you want to achieve younger looking skin, please get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to guide you through your treatment options and answer any questions you might have.