Wrinkles are a fact of life. And one day, those subtle character lines around your eyes won’t be so subtle anymore – but that’s inevitable, right? With all the products and treatments advertised, wrinkle repair can feel like a minefield. So, learning about the natural ageing process and how to treat and prevent fine lines can help you to reverse the ageing process.
It’s important to understand there is no real way to completely turn back the clock on ageing, but there are some effective, clinically proven strategies to help reduce their appearance.
What Causes Wrinkles and Fine Lines?
Thinning layers of skin, a lack of collagen proteins and slow skin cell production each cause wrinkles to form on your skin. The structural changes that take place within our skin as we grow older are responsible for producing visible signs of ageing, varying from person to person based on heredity and external factors.
Natural Ageing Lines
Everyone who ages experiences wrinkles. Rhytides are the first signs of wrinkles that form, first appearing as fine lines before forming deeper creases. These are caused by a loss of collagen in the skin as we naturally age.
After age 20, our bodies produce 1% less collagen each year until we reach age 40, when collagen production stops all together. These intrinsic factors contribute to wrinkles, sagging and pigmentation.
Sun damage or photoaging is the #1 cause of all skin damage, including fine lines and wrinkles. While soaking in natural vitamin D, you’re also advancing the ageing process of your skin, impairing your skin’s collagen matrix. As essential proteins such as collagen and elastin begin to break down, skin will start to sag and wrinkle.
Lines on your forehead, between your eyebrows (frown lines) and jutting from the corners of your eyes (crow’s feet) develop because of small muscle contractions.
If you can picture the creases that appear when you smile, laugh, squint, frown or raise your eyebrows, then these same areas are prone to show signs of wrinkles when we get older – and these are the areas we often target with various treatments.
Recent studies have found that cigarette smoke releases an enzyme that damages collagen, causing a loss of elasticity in the skin. If you’re concerned about the appearance of wrinkles, it’s best to quit smoking to prevent any further damage.
Treatments For Wrinkles
From SPFs to miracle creams, there are plenty of preventative methods to reduce the signs of ageing. However, for those of us searching for a solution to existing or developing fine lines and wrinkles, there are a number of treatments to choose from.
We’ve established that the reason we get wrinkles is due to reduced collagen and elastin in our skin. It makes sense then, that most wrinkle treatments are aimed at replenishing these proteins.
Find the Solution at Omniya
Botox and fillers are notorious 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, crow’s feet and many more. The 8 Point Facelift is a non-surgical facelift involving derma fillers.
Alternatively, Morpheus8 is a form of micro-needling which ‘injures’ the skin to stimulate collagen production.
Another treatment is Radiofrequency (RF) for the face which 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.
Find the right solution for your skin with Omniya – contact us today.