Lines & Wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles increase with age due to a number of reasons. The changes in our skin very much depends on our genetic tendancies as well as external, environmental factors. Certain skin types can age quicker than others. Generally, the oiler the skin, the slower the ageing process.
The main causes of lines and wrinkles are:
- Age / Ageing process
- Sun exposure (particularly to UVA)
- Injury to the skin
- Excessive alcohol consumption
Lines & wrinkles due to constant muscle contraction: these are best treated with muscle relaxing injections. Where lines and frown lines form as a result of constant muscle movement, for instance, frownlines between the eyebrows, these are best treated with muscle relaxing injections which paralyse the muscle and stops excessive movement. Smile lines around the mouth tend to be a ‘filler’ job. Facial fillers using ingredients like hyaluronic acid (naturally present in our skin) helps plump up an area which has lost volume. Laser Skin Solutions does not currently offer Botox and fillers, but we would be happy to point you in the right direction.
Lines & wrinkles due to sun damage and general skin laxity: these can be treated with laser and/or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). Laser light and heat are applied to the skin stimulating collagen and elastin deep within the dermis which in turn smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles. For more information click through to our skin rejuvenation page.