WHAT ARE WRINKLES?
Each person has their own pattern of ageing, with many of us starting to see wrinkles developing around the age of 30.
WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES?
During the ageing process the skin will start to see collagen and elastin decrease from the skin’s structure. These substances are proteins that are naturally found within the skin and help to keep it firm and full. As they are lost, the characteristically smooth and plump skin from our youth changes, becoming weaker and less able to bounce back.
When tired muscles and a weak skin combine, repeated facial movements such as: smiling, frowning, laughing, talking, showing emotions and smoking can cause wrinkles that would ordinarily appear and disappear, to become a more permanent feature.
Wrinkles will often begin as fine lines that become deeper set over time. Other factors such as: UV rays, smoking, alcohol consumption and pollution can speed up the rate at which collagen and elastin breaks down, causing the wrinkles to develop prematurely.
HOW ARE THEY TREATED?
Starting a regular skin care routine when in your 20’s, using suitable products, will go a long way to maintaining strong and healthy skin that ages gracefully. At Dr. Grace Kelly Aesthetic Skin Clinic we can give your complexion a helping hand when a tired appearance is creeping in. The type of wrinkles you are concerned about will determine the approach we take in order to enhance your appearance. Dermal fillers can create smoother, fuller skin, whereas anti-wrinkle injections are mostly used on lines that are the result of facial movement. Alternatively, we may recommend the use of collagen stimulating treatments, Profhilo or microneedling, which can help to improve the quality and condition of the skin for a youthful appearance that is firm, full and smooth.