Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural inevitability of the ageing process. They are most often talked about when referencing the lines on people’s foreheads, however they can occur pretty much anywhere on the face. Crow’s feet, smile lines and marionette lines are all types of common skin concerns that we see on a daily basis. It has always been said that prevention is the best cure, however even if fine lines and wrinkles are already present, there are a few different options when it comes to minimising their appearance.
Firstly, why do fine lines and wrinkles happen? As we age, our skin gets drier, thinner and loses some of the elasticity that it once had. In addition to this, the other that we get, the amount of collagen that our skin produces decreases, which is what gives us that plump and youthful skin appearance. Some lifestyle factors can also exacerbate the rate in which wrinkles form, such as smoking, excessive sun exposure, not regularly wearing SPF and sleeping face down. It is vital that you should wear SPF on a daily basis, even if you are not spending too much time outdoors, as the sun is one of the most harmful things to ageing skin.
Investing in home skincare is always a good option for treating signs of ageing. It is also worth looking for medical grade skincare options, such as the Obagi and ZO Skin Health ranges that we supply at the clinics. Medical grade skincare is more effective at treating your skin concerns, as the products contain higher concentrations of active ingredients, in comparison to shop bought products. If you are wanting an aesthetic treatment to combat your fine lines, then we offer anti-wrinkle injections and also a new treatment called Profhilo that are both effective at smoothing out the skin over time.