Lines and wrinkles (Facial wrinkles) are common side effects of ageing, caused when our skin loses elasticity. While completely natural, and a sign of a life well-lived, they can sometimes limit your confidence quite considerably. For example, a recent report found that “54% of those aged 35-44 worry about signs of ageing like lines, wrinkles and lost facial volume.” Thankfully, modern aesthetic innovations provide us with plenty of ways in which we can turn back the clock, thus reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles (facial wrinkles).
WHAT CAUSES LINES AND WRINKLES (FACIAL WRINKLES)?
There are many different causes of lines of wrinkles, many of which can be attributed to typical ageing processes. For example, over time, our skin loses elasticity. Not only does this mean our face looks considerably less plump, but the skin also begins to sag, crease and wrinkle. Natural oils produced within our sebaceous glands are released less frequently as we get older, which causes our skin to dry out. This can make it more prone to wrinkling.
Other external factors can also lead to premature ageing and wrinkles, such as extensive UV (sunlight) exposure or smoking cigarettes.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LINES AND WRINKLES (FACIAL WRINKLES)?
Many different aesthetic treatments are used to fight the signs of ageing. As a result, they can be a great way to reduce the appearance and severity of lines and wrinkles. This includes:
Anti-wrinkle injections. Anti-wrinkle injections on the areas more prone to facial wrinkles change how facial muscles function. For example, it stops them from contracting, which helps skin remain taught and plump.
Face lifts. Face lifts also change muscle function under the surface of your skin (epidermis), which can stop the skin from sagging.
Laser treatments. Laser treatments work by promoting the production of collagen. This stops your skin from appearing dehydrated, while also reducing wrinkles.
Micro needling. Micro needling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that offers a solution for facial lines and wrinkles as well as variety of skin conditions and concerns.
If you’d like to find out more about treatments devised to combat lines and wrinkles, please do not hesitate to get in touch today and our expert doctors and patient advisors will be more than happy to guide you through the process.