The appearance of facial lines and wrinkles are a clear sign of ageing.
The muscles under the skin contract as we laugh, smile or frown and over time these actions cause lines and wrinkles to develop. The lines which become more pronounced when we make facial expressions are called dynamic lines. When we are young, the skin usually bounces back but as we age these lines remain.
Botox® injections are most often used to smooth away dynamic lines (the ones caused by muscle movement) such as frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines with the results lasting between 3 to 6 months.
Another factor in the formation of lines and wrinkles is the loss of elasticity in the skin as we age. Our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, resulting in weakening of the skin. We also lose volume and wrinkles start to form as the skin descends. This is particularly noticeable in the cheeks, eyelids and lines around the mouth.
Sun damage can further reduce the skin’s elasticity and is usually the reason behind younger patients seeking treatment for lines and wrinkles.
Botox®, dermal fillers and skin boosters can all be used to smooth lines and wrinkles helping you to regain your confidence and leaving you looking and feeling fresher, healthier and happier.
Enhance skin clinics can help you treat your Facial lines. There are many different treatments available and we will help advise you on the best treatment for you.