Wrinkles and fine lines on the face are one of the most visible signs of skin ageing. They are caused by the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin. As we age, our bodies can no longer produce enough collagen to compensate for the loss, so the skin loses firmness and elasticity over time. UV rays and pollution can damage collagen and elastin in the skin, causing the skin to gradually lose its firmness and elasticity.
This can cause fine lines to form, which can eventually become deep lines and wrinkles. In fact, fine lines and wrinkles are two of the most common concerns as we age.
With age, the skin often becomes dry or dehydrated, which can also cause wrinkles to become more visible.
Whether our skin is oily, dry or prone to acne, at some point in our lives we will develop wrinkles. Although age is an important factor in the development of wrinkles, there are also external influences that can greatly affect the appearance of the skin.
Although wrinkles can appear on the neck, chest, forearms and other parts of the body, they are mostly found on the face. The main difference between fine lines and wrinkles is that fine lines are very mild, while wrinkles are deeper. Some of the most common types of wrinkles on the face are:
It helps to smooth and plump the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines. For deeper wrinkles, use an anti-wrinkle serum that can improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin. An eye cream or serum can also help to nourish the delicate skin around the eye area, where fine lines and crow’s feet often first appear.
Injecting fillers under the skin can fill wrinkles and add volume when firmness and elasticity have been lost. These include dermal fillers, collagen, hyaluronic acid, synthetic fillers and fat transfers.
This temporarily “freezes” muscles when injected and prevents the skin from creasing and making wrinkles.
Proven to preserve the youthfulness of the skin and reverse the signs of ageing. Skin Boosters are highly acclaimed treatments that can plump, repair, brighten and stimulate new collagen. Think of Skin Boosters as moisturising on a different level – they work at a cellular level. Therefore, Skin Boosters are a highly effective way to slow down the ageing process or repair already aged skin.
Microneedling involves rolling tiny needles over the skin. The needles stimulate collagen production to treat not only lines and wrinkles but also acne scars.
They are used for moderate lines and wrinkles and can tighten the skin. There are many different laser treatments, such as ablative lasers, which “destroy” tissue that is replaced with new, healthy tissue. Non-ablative lasers stimulate collagen and leave it intact. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-ablative technique that reduces lines and wrinkles and also fades some scars.