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Lines and wrinkles

Why do lines and wrinkles occur?

A number of causes, often in combination, may contribute to the development of facial lines and wrinkles. These are listed below.

Lines in the frown area (the 11’s), across the forehead and in the crows feet result from repeated contraction of the underlying muscles. For example, raising the eyebrows creates horizontal forehead lines. If this action is carried out repeatedly, which is inevitable over time, then these lines will become permanent.

The skin looses its collagen content with age. There is also a reduction in elastic fibres and other key skin components. This means that the skin is thinner and does not have the same architectural support. Initially this leads to fine lines around the eyes, on the cheeks (often called accordion lines) and around the lips (often called bar code lines) which may deepen with time. Skin ageing is made worse by sun exposure and smoking.

Another feature of ageing is that the strong ligaments that hold the skin in its youthful positions may weaken and tissues may descend.  This explains the deep semicircular crease that may run under the eye (the palpebromalar crease). Loss of volume in the cheeks may lead to deepening of the nasolabial lines.

How are lines and wrinkles treated?

Following a detailed consultation, our Dermatologists will be able to offer you treatments which are tailored to the type, severity and distribution of lines and wrinkles which you have. Treatment is geared towards the underlying cause of the lines and wrinkles.

  • Lines present only when muscles contract may start in the late 20’s and 30’s. These respond well to muscle relaxing injections.
  • Movement lines may be come present at rest in those in their 30’s or older. Rest lines improve significantly with muscle relaxing injections, especially if maintained. Additional filler treatments are required.
  • Fine lines improve with a proper skin care regimen, superficial filler injections, Tixel and laser treatments
  • Deep lines require the above in combination with deep filler injections.

Treatments for lines and wrinkles at Belgravia Dermatology

  • Detailed consultation and skin analysis by a Dermatologist to design an individualised treatment plan

  • A bespoke skin care regime to suit your skin type

  • A  strategy to correct the problem using non-surgical treatments

  • A  strategy to maintain the benefits over time

How effective are treatments for lines and wrinkles?

Treatments for lines and wrinkles are very effective. Our Dermatologist pride themselves in recommending and delivering treatments that provide a natural result, and fit the facial features of the individual in order to maintain balance and harmony.

What should I do next?

If you would like assessment and treatment of lines and wrinkles then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.

“A number of causes are responsible for the development of lines and wrinkles. Our Dermatologists pride themselves in delivering treatments which treat the underlying cause with natural results.”

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