Reduce and prevent lines and wrinkles
A tell-tale sign of aging is the formation of lines and wrinkles.
Wrinkles, also known as rhytides, can be both dynamic and static. Dynamic wrinkles are those that are produced by the movement of muscles in the face, forming what is commonly known as ‘expression lines’. Static wrinkles or wrinkles-at-rest, are those that are visible without facial muscle contractions, these creases may have initially been caused by muscle contraction but are now persistent.
Anti-wrinkle injections, small injections of a neuromodulator, are most beneficial in treating dynamic wrinkles. These are effective due to their ability to reduce specific muscle contractions. For example, the muscle that controls the frowning expression can be singled out to reduce frown lines forming or worsening.
Dermal filler may assist in improving the appearance of both dynamic and static wrinkles, and can be used in combination with anti-wrinkle injections where indicated. Dermal fillers are used where lost volume and structure is present, improving improve the skin rebound when folding and increase a firm appearance and feel.
Treatments such as DermaPen® skin needling and Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing can increase collagen synthesis in the skin to bolster the underlying support fibres of the wrinkled areas to slow deepening and refine appearance.
Additionally, treatments such as microdermabrasion, light skin peels, and HydraFacial can prevent the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin which exacerbate the appearance of wrinkles. Furthermore, the regular use of clinical skin care can increase the synthesis of collagen and normalise skin cell function.