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Wrinkles aren’t something most of us welcome. In fact, most of us dread their arrival and emergence on our complexions, despite them being a natural part of the ageing process. Winkles under eyes, forehead wrinkles, frown lines, you name it, we all wish we could escape wrinkles.

As we age, our skin becomes thinner, drier and less elasticated. This means that, not only is it less likely to be able to shield itself from damage and ‘spring back’, ridges, creases and lines on the skin are more likely. That being said, the first facial lines to appear can happen at a younger age, just as a consequence of various facial expressions, such as smiling, frowning and squinting repeatedly.

We’re proud to offer an successful and reliable array of treatments to combat wrinkles and lessen their effect on your complexion.

Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injections can be injected into the muscles beneath a wrinkle where it stops nerve impulses to those tissues. Without a muscle contracting underneath it, the skin finds it more difficult to wrinkle.

You may opt for our Dermal Filler treatment. This is based on a hyaluronic acid gel, which is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gel provides hydration and structure and gives natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines.

Alternatively, you may decide Skin Peels that treat the top layers of the skin, right through to the middle and lower levels for complete radiant rejuvenation or Resurfacers that work in a similar way, focusing more on the top levels of the skin, is the way to go for you.

Another option is Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ or Electric Skin Needling that stimulates the skin and encourages it to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, younger and more wholesome looking skin.

Causes

Ageing is the most common reason for lines on the face and the fact that each time an individual uses a facial muscle, a groove will form on the skin’s surface. It’s no surprise that over time this groove becomes a more permanent mark in the form of a wrinkle.

Wrinkles appear on older skin because, as we age, the protein, collagen in the skin that helps it to be flexible, weakens. This weakening means the skin is less likely to bounce back from facial muscles contracting during repeated facial expressions than when a face was younger. Spring back becomes less regular so lines become a more permanent fixture on the face.

Various external factors do contribute or speed up the appearance of wrinkles. These include:

  • Long term or repeated exposure to UV light from the sun, including tanning booths make lines more likely. UV rays damage collagen in the skin and fibres that connect the skin and give it its youthful elasticity. These fibres, located just beneath the skin’s surface support the skin so by breaking down this layer, skin becomes less flexible. This results in saggy, droopy wrinkly skin. Inevitably, people whose work takes them outside, gardeners, fisherman and farmers for example, tend to develop wrinkles earlier in life.
  • Smoking reduces the amount of blood that reaches the skin so smoking frequently can speed up the ageing process, which is reflected in the skin.
  • Alcohol dehydrates the skin. Therefore, consuming too much is likely to cause more facial creases and lines as dry skin is more prone to wrinkling.

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