When we’re born our faces are plump full of collagen and elastin giving us that characteristic baby face. This youthful bloom slowly begins to dissipate in our twenties since the coveted collagen and elastin begin to decline at a rate of about 1% per year. This decline begins to be noticeable in our thirties in the form of lines and wrinkles. Some lines can add character and maturity to a person (especially men). But for most people, lines are an unwanted signal of ageing that can thankfully be easily reversed with natural enhancements.
Where lines appear first in people is largely a function of genetics and when they appear is largely a function of lifestyle. For some, lines will start to form in the thin skin around the eyes. For others, nose to mouth lines will appear first. Sometimes they start to form between the eyebrows or on the forehead. How quickly they start to form, and how deep and noticeable they become, are largely driven by lifestyle choices. Eating a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet is ideal for your skin, but often difficult to maintain with our busy lives. Sun exposure breaks down collagen and leads to skin wastage, sagging and pigmentation. Toxins such as alcohol and nicotine lead to a build up of free radicals that reduce blood flow and collagen.
The treatment for wrinkles will depend on where they are located, what is causing them and how severe they are. Dynamic wrinkles (i.e. those that appear only when muscles are activated) are usually first addressed using neurotoxin to relax the muscles. Static lines (i.e. those that are present regardless of whether muscles are activated) are more advance and will likely require a combination of muscle relaxation, dermal filling, prescription skin care, medical needling and mesotherapy. Whatever the cause or severity of your wrinkles, our experienced clinicians can help achieve a natural looking improvement for you.