Age, over-exposure to UV rays and lifestyle habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol can all cause skin to lose its plumpness and elasticity prematurely and develop wrinkles and fine lines. In the long term though, our age and genetics will also play a major part. However, that doesn’t mean we have to accept wrinkles and fine lines. There are a number of treatments that aim to reduce these and, in doing so, add a far more youthful look on our face and neck.
The reason we get wrinkles and fine lines are down to reduced collagen and elastin in our skin. It makes sense then, that most of the treatments are aimed at replenishing these proteins and making them work both harder and faster.
What are the treatments for wrinkles and fine lines?
Botox and fillers are well-known for reducing wrinkles and lines – albeit on a temporary basis. With both Botox and dermal fillers, you can successfully treat wrinkles and lines on the forehead, nasolabial (smile lines), marionette lines, crows feet and many more.
Morpheus8 is a form of micro-needling which ‘injures’ the skin in order to stimulate collagen production. The 8 Point Facelift is a non-surgical facelift involving derma fillers.
Radiofrequency (RF) for the face involves heating the deep facial tissues underneath the wrinkles and lines with thermal energy. This acts as a stimulant for collagen, tightens pores and leads to an overall skin tightening effect. Ultrasound (HIFU) can have a similar effect using lasers.