WHY DO WE GET THEM?
Fine lines and wrinkles across the forehead and around the eyes and mouth occur when our bodies produce less of the natural proteins collagen and elastin. These proteins are found in the skin’s connective tissue and they work to keep the skin plump and elastic, allowing the skin to move and bounce back whenever you smile, frown and make other facial expressions. When these break down and the skin’s fibres become weaker with age, the skin doesn’t bounce back and lines and wrinkles start to appear.
NOT JUST THE AGE FACTOR
There are other things that can accelerate skin ageing; these include over-exposure to the sun without adequate protection, genetics, smoking and drinking alcohol. Some people are more prone to poor cell regeneration and a slowdown in the production of collagen than others, but we can all delay the signs of ageing and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles under eyes, frown lines and forehead wrinkles.
EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS FOR LINES AND WRINKLES
The treatments we recommend for lines and wrinkles depend on your age, the condition of your skin and your lifestyle. It’s best to start with a free computerised skin analysis at your nearest clinic so one of our specialist nurses can identify any existing wrinkles, sun damage (including brown spots) and hyperpigmentation, assess your pore size and give you an accurate picture of your skin as it is now and what it will look like in 10 years.
Your nurse will then create a bespoke programme of treatment that will not only reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the short term, but also improve the condition of your skin in the long term.
For those with younger skin who are looking for prevention, our anti-ageing skincare range is packed full of Vitamin C and E, as well as other all-natural ingredients that help to hydrate, feed, smooth and plump the skin when used morning and night. Together with treatments such as medical microdermabrasion (MMD) and skin peels, you will be able to keep lines and wrinkles at bay. We can also give you tips on how to give yourself the best chance of having younger-looking skin for longer, including changes to your lifestyle, diet and sun protection habits.
All great skin starts with the right diet, lifestyle and skincare, but wrinkles occur naturally so we can help to reduce these with a range of non-surgical solutions and minimally-invasive treatments. Purified protein injections and dermal fillers are two ways in which you can regain smoother, more youthful looking skin. The treatments are fast and virtually painless, meaning you look instantly younger and fresher with no downtime required at all. As the protein is naturally broken down by the body, most people need to have top-up injections every six to nine months and these can be done quickly – even in your lunch break.
LET US HELP
Our years of experience in the field of Cosmetic Surgery ensure that you can rely on The Harley Medical Group to assist you with a tailored treatment programme for aline and wrinkle treatments. We offer free consultations with qualified Medical Professionals, as well as a thorough after care service to ensure that your experience is positive throughout your entire journey.
Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board on 4th March 2020.