Cosmetic Doctor will carefully assess the needs of each patient before recommending or performing treatment, as we all age differently and our skin requirements vary.
Before deciding on a product for wrinkle treatment, the types of lines and wrinkles will be examined so the underlying cause for each is correctly determined.
Then the most appropriate treatment or procedure can be applied, to maximum effect.
There are three types of facial wrinkles: dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles, and wrinkle folds.
Dynamic wrinkles are the ones that appear and disappear as you make facial expression such as laughing, smiling or frowning.
They are caused by the contraction of muscles attached to the overlying skin, and each contraction makes the skin bunch up, forming a line between the bulk areas of the muscle.
Each muscle contraction causes the skin to bunch together, forming lines between the bulk of the muscle. You’ll see dynamic wrinkles in the following locations:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows (‘number 11s’)
- Horizontal lines across forehead
- Lines extending from corners of eyes (‘crows’ feet’)
The idea behind addressing these dynamic wrinkles is to weaken the muscle under them, causing the severity of the wrinkle to be reduced or prevented altogether.
By using an anti-wrinkle injectable to stop the contraction of the targeted muscle, Cosmetic Doctor will eliminate the wrinkle in the overlying skin.
The effects on anti-wrinkle injectable that have the paralysing mechanism last between 3 and 6 months, depending on the patient, and you can get preventative treatment before the wrinkle shows up again as the muscle begins to contract when the product wears off.
Static wrinkles happen when skin is damaged and loses its elasticity because of sun exposure, smoking, poor nutrition and hydration, or when dynamic wrinkles are prolonged and become ingrained.
They are visible regardless of your facial expression, so are permanently on your face even if the muscle underneath isn’t contracting. Skin with these static wrinkles tends to look ‘crêpey’ and a kind of cross-hatching of lines starts on the cheeks and around the eyes.
Cosmetic Doctor will often recommend a combination of treatments, including perhaps a chemical peel or laser resurfacing/Photorejuvenation as well as topical skin care products designed for this type of skin issue.
Lost volume can be replaced using dermal fillers, which plumps up thinning skin and maintains a more youthful appearance. Deeper lines can be filled and softened greatly by such products as Restylane, which in tandem with resurfacing the skin improves the overall look considerably.
Often caused by the sagging of the underlying facial structures, wrinkle folds cause deep grooves such as those between the nose and mouth (naso-labial folds) or smile lines.
These folds are often treated by plumping up the groove from underneath; Cosmetic Doctor injects dermal filler appropriate for your needs. Dermal fillers containing calcium hydro spheres give great support, acting as scaffolding when your natural collagen reserves have decreased.
Depending on the products used, these fillers can last for up to 12 months, depending on combination and location of the injections.
Most people, especially those with skin showing signs of premature aging, have a combination of all three types of facial wrinkles.
Regardless of your age, wrinkle type, desired degree of correction or prevention, Cosmetic Doctor will customise a suitable treatment plan for you, and you can look forward to appearing more radiant and youthful.
Call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100 for further details on wrinkle treatments.