Lines and Wrinkles

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Lines and Wrinkles

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The natural processes of ageing will result in lines and wrinkles; the extent of which is determined by genetic, environmental and life style factors. These can be pesent as either Static or Dynamic Lines.

Static Lines

Are visible even when no expression is being made.

For example visible frown lines are the result of the frown muscles moving in a habitual way over a considerable amount of time. Other examples of static lines are Crows Feet, Forehead lines, Smokers lines or nose to mouth lines.

These can be treated with Dermal Fillers or other appropriate treatments.

Dynamic Lines

Are only visible when we make an expression this occurs from a young age.

However the repeated action over years can result in the dynamic lines being quite pronounced as we age. Examples include: Crows feet (smile lines around the eyes), forehead lines, bunny lines on the nose when smiling and frowning.

Dynamic lines give an indication to be treated with Botox (muscle relaxant) as the muscle action is reduced or other appropriate treatments.  Early treatment with a muscle relaxant such as Botox will delay the time when dynamic lines develop a static element.  A skilled clinician will be able to reduce the extent of the dynamic lines and still retain expression and movement.

Our faces tend to be one of the areas most affected by the aging processes, not least because they are one of the most exposed parts of us.  The other key areas that tend to be affected include the neck, hands and décolletage. How much we are affected depends upon a number of factors including:

  • Our skin type - 

  • Area of the face/body  - The thickness of skin varies from less than 1mm around the eyes to several millimetres on our backs

  • Exposure to the sun - Most people are now aware of the aging effects of the sun but many people still also over estimate the effectiveness of the sun screen products they are using

  • Skin Hydration - Loss of moisture from the skin increases the appearance of aging

  • Gender - Men tend to have thicker skin

  • Climate - Temperature, humidity and wind exposure affect the condition of our skin.

  • Intrinsic aging - we all lose collagen from our skin as we age which results in sagging skin

 For more information about sun damage see how Heliocare Sunscreen can help you.

 

Forehead Lines

Forehead or surprise lines are caused by the repeated raising of the eyebrows. The forehead muscle is responsible for this movement and the repeated action over many years causes static and dynamic horizontal lines or wrinkles to appear.

Possible treatment following face to face consultation is Botox, a Genuine Dermaroller course and medi-grade skin solutions could be advised following consultation.

 

Frown Lines

Static frown lines can give a negative or angry impression even though you are feeling the opposite! These vertical cross looking lines are caused by the repeated habit of the frown or glabella muscles. This is often hereditary or due to stress, illness or the environment.

Possible treatment is usually Botulinum Toxin (Botox) or a Dermal Filler or sometimes both, a Genuine Dermaroller course and medi-grade skin solutions could be advised following consultation.

 

Crow’s Feet

Crows feet are often called smile, laughter or life lines. The muscles around the eye contract when we smile, this repeated action results in static and dynamic lines. The skin around the eyes is thinner than other areas, thin skin ages quickly resulting in more lines and wrinkles. Thin skin is caused by UV Rays eg the sun or sun beds, life style and a hereditary factor.

Possible treatment following consultation could be Botox, Dermal Fillers or sometimes a combination of both. Or a Genuine Dermaroller course, Endymed 3Deep RF, EndyMedPRO Fractional Skin Resurfacing (FSR) and medi-grade skin solutions could be advised.

 

Bunny Lines

Bunny lines are created when we wrinkle our nose when smiling or unsure about something. This repeated action results in static and dynamic lines near the bridge and sides of the of the nose.

Possible treatment following consultation could be Botox, a Dermal Filler or sometimes both. A Genuine Dermaroller course and medi-grade skin solutions could also be advised.

 

Smokers Lines

Smoker’s lines or peri oral lines are caused by repeated contraction of the circular muscle around the mouth creating static and dynamic vertical lines and wrinkles. They are sometimes called lipstick bleed lines. This area in women has fewer sebaceous glands resulting in dermal dehydration.

Possible treatment following consultation could be Botox, a Dermal Filler or sometimes both. Endymed 3Deep RF, a Genuine Dermaroller course and medi-grade skin solutions could also be advised.

 

Nose to Mouth Lines

Nose to mouth lines or naso labial lines are generally caused by a Loss of Volume in the mid face or cheeks. As we age we gradually lose this volume which creates these lines that in time will become folds.

Treatment is generally with a Dermal Filler following consultation.

 

Orange Peel Chin

Around the menopause skin tone can change due to a lack of oestrogen and collagen. This can be seen in the chin as uneveness rather like orange peel. Possible treatment following consultation could be Botox or Endymed 3Deep RF.

 

Fine Lines

Fine lines are an early indication of the visible ageing process, our skin loses fat collagen elastin and hyluronic acid this is usually determined by our skin type, how much sun we have been exposed to and our life style. Hydration levels of the dermal layers are reduced and our skin becomes less elastic, thinner and more fragile.

Customised treatment following consultation would be a Dermal Filler, Skin Boosters or a Genuine Dermaroller course to restore the skins condition and quality. All with medi-grade skin solutions.

 

Neck lines

Our necks are exposed to the elements, the skin on our neck is sensitive and more fragile, the normal aging process is visible on our necks, lines appear, fat and volume is naturally lost. Possible treatment following consultation could be Botox, Endymed 3Deep RF, Skin Boosters and all medi-grade skin solutions.

 

Décolletage Lines

The décolletage or décolleté skin is also exposed to the elements which can cause an acceleration of the aging process. This results in sun damaged thinner skin or skin that is sometimes called crêpey. Vertical lines or “sleep lines” appear across the chest.

Treatment following consultation may be a Skin Booster, Endymed 3Deep RF, or a Genuine Dermaroller course. All with medi-grade skin solutions.