As the clock ticks on, both men and women can battle with the ageing process, wanting to maintain youthfulness without looking ‘over done’. Ageing skin develops lines, wrinkles and furrows, and starts to droop. The severity and speed of these developments depends on skin phototype, genetics and environmental factors.
Wrinkles are one of the key concerns men and women have when it comes to skin care and are often looking for ways to minimise them. But are all wrinkles made and treated the same? Wrinkles can be broken down into 4 different types, each with an appropriate course of action to achieve the best results possible.
HOW DO WRINKLES FORM?
Facial lines and wrinkles become more and more visible with age, muscle movement, sun exposure, gravity, injury or surgery, acne and smoking. Lines and wrinkles are often referred to the expression that causes the muscle movement, for example, worry, laughter or frown lines.
4 TYPES OF WRINKLE AND HOW TO TREAT THEM
1. Dynamic Expression Lines
Over time, facial movements from laughing, frowning and even talking can cause dynamic expression lines on the face. Eventually, without treatment, dynamic lines become static, meaning they are present with or without facial muscle movement. Treating dynamic expression lines successfully will involve an anti-wrinkle injection or dermal filler injection treatment. At Medical Aesthetic Laser Clinic, we believe in a natural looking youthful look.
For men, popular treatment areas are frown lines and crow’s feet. Traditionally, crow’s feet were treated like any other wrinkle, however modern techniques take more care when treating crow’s feet. If treated too harshly, the face can lose its expression of happiness and warmth, therefore leaving an unnatural look. By administering anti-wrinkle treatments precisely and with years of knowledge and expertise, our clinics deliver a natural result that our patients love.
2. Permanent Elastic Creases
Things like smoking and sun exposure can increase the appearance of elastic creases, which become more prominent over time and increasingly permanent due to loss of elasticity over time. The most common places for these are the cheeks, upper lip and base of the neck. Treatments can vary from cosmetic peels, anti-wrinkle injections and micro/medical needling to tighten the skins appearance, reduce lines and help produce collagen. Talk to your clinician if you are having trouble with these wrinkles to work out which treatment is right for you.
3. Atrophic Crinkling Rhytids
When we frown, for example, fine lines that are almost parallel to each other appear on the face. As we age, we lose the elasticity in our skin and the result of these lines can be disheartening for some. The solution, reintroduce elastin and collagen into the skin. By selecting a treatment like micro/medical needling or a good cosmetic peel. The main cause for these wrinkles is sun exposure so to minimise them in the future, maintain a healthy sun protection routine.
4. Gravitational Folds
As we get older, gravity’s effects on our skin begin to become more noticeable. To treat these sagging areas, sometimes patients are after a more invasive treatment like a surgical facelift. In some cases, a non-surgical face lift will achieve the desired results or a skin tightening laser treatment may also be beneficial. In some cases, dermal fillers can be used to fill folds and give volume.
THE MEDICAL AESTHETIC LASER CLINIC DIFFERENCE
At Medical Aesthetic Laser Clinic, we pride ourselves on decades of experience, client satisfaction, expertise and promoting a healthy and natural body image. Our clinic has seen over 10,000 men and women achieve their best natural looking appearance. Fadia Dammous our founder has been in the industry, helping clients achieve their potential for decades and now alongside our general manager, Zena, Medical Aesthetic is helping more men and women than ever before. Our clinic has a strong commitment to client satisfaction and high-quality services.
We offer a free consultation where we will analyse your skin, discuss your areas of concern and answer any questions that you have. To book your complimentary consultation and discuss your individual concerns and needs, call our clinic on (03) 9916 9631 or simply click on the button below to ask a question or book your complimentary consultation online now.
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