Lines & Wrinkles
Most people will begin to see the development of lines and wrinkles some time in their 30’s. They usually first become apparent around the eyes, the forehead or the mouth and present as fine lines that deepen with time.
The main reason we develop lines and wrinkles is because in our 20’s, collagen and elastin levels in the skin start to deplete as production slows. Collagen is a protein that naturally occurs in the skin and is responsible for keeping our skin plump and voluminous. Elastin gives it its elasticity, and helps retain the skin’s ability to ‘bounce back’. Over time, natural repetitive movements of the face such as smiling, laughing, frowning and eating will cause grooves to develop under the skin in the muscles and underlying tissues. The skin which overlays these grooves will sink into them causing the appearance of creases.
It is important to keep the skin hydrated so that it retains moisture, as this will help keep it firm and full which in turn helps retain its tautness. A healthy diet and lifestyle will also contribute to overall skin health, as well as keeping stress to a minimum. Lack of sleep and excess sun exposure will both also act to exacerbate skin ageing and therefore it is recommended that we use a suitable SPF as part of our daily skincare regime.
Non surgical treatments for lines and wrinkles are available at Chester Cosmetic Surgery by way of injectable dermal fillers or anti wrinkle injections. Each has its own merit when treating ageing skin. Toxin injections (skin relaxing injections) work to relax the facial muscles and soften the overlying skin. Dermal fillers on the other hand can add lost volume and help rehydrate the skin to give it a more youthful, smooth appearance.Book a Consultation