Face Fillers, Lasers & Creams.
When we are young, our skin is full of elastin and collagen; when we smile or frown, the skin naturally springs back. However, as we get less young, the natural collagen and elastin become depleted, and the repeated expressions cause wrinkles that no longer return to a resting smoothness. Therefore, the treatment of wrinkles depends on the type where on the face or body they occur.
Antiwrinkle Treatments and Dermal Fillers
As a general rule:
Upper face wrinkles are treated with anti-wrinkle treatments. (Include forehead wrinkles, eye wrinkles and frown lines)
Midface ageing is best treated with facial fillers. (Cheek wrinkles and volume loss)
Lower face ageing is treated with fillers or skin tightening, or thread lifting. (lip wrinkles, nasolabial lines, jowls)
Fine lines are best treated with skin resurfacing: radiofrequency or laser skin resurfacing.
Neck wrinkle treatment, Chest wrinkle treatment and body wrinkle treatments are specialised.
Wrinkle treatment options aim for correction or prevention and vary with the type of wrinkle.
Wrinkles and lines develop naturally over time from changes to your face. There are different treatments for wrinkles and lines, and the most appropriate are dependent on what has caused them and where they occur on your face.
- Anti-wrinkle treatments smooth wrinkles caused by facial movement.
- Face fillers plump wrinkles & lines caused by volume loss.
- Fine lines and wrinkles are treated with anti-wrinkle creams, peels and radiofrequency or laser resurfacing.
How Do Wrinkle Relaxers Work?
Anti-wrinkle treatments work by relaxing the lines’ muscles, resulting in a smoother appearance on the skin surface.
How do Face Fillers Work?
Face fillers are dermal fillers used to plump lines, grooves and hollows that occur on the face. Face fillers come in different brands, with different formulations. They are designed to give structural support to skin that has lost support.
Which face filler is most appropriate depends on the concern. Thin products are used for wrinkles and lines, medium fillers for grooves and thicker products for hollows or furrows that appear from significant volume loss.
Laser for Wrinkle Treatment
Laser treatment can help with some forms of wrinkles. But the best laser treatment for lines depends on the severity and whether the rhytides occurs on the face or body. Traditional laser skin resurfacing with CO2 and Erbium lasers are still used. However, newer, more gentle lasers such as Laser Genesis and treatments called laser facials provide entry-level laser treatment without the downtime of older lasers. In addition, laser, rf skin tightening, HIFU, and surgical options of thread lift and facelifting are options for more advanced wrinkle treatment and lines caused by skin laxity and sagging.
Some active skin care ingredients are used as anti-ageing or anti-wrinkle creams and serums that have scientific evidence to support their action. Ageing skin concerns include wrinkles, changes in skin texture, skin laxity and sagging, pigmentation, redness, dryness and enlarged pores. The essential active ingredients which help with these are vitamin A, B, C, cosmetic acids and sunscreen. In addition, several other ingredients help, depending, on the skin concern.
However, although necessary, there is a limitation to what can be achieved with skincare. And if you are serious about wrinkle treatment or other ageing concerns, medical treatment provide much better results. Therefore, sourcing affordable skincare becomes essential, as you can then save money to invest in clinic procedures.