Wrinkles can be effectively reduced with cosmetic injectables, laser therapy and chemical peels.
As we age, it is common to begin to notice wrinkles and lines on the skin. While some people may embrace these signs of aging, others may want to get rid of them. If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your skin, the good news is that there are a number of non-surgical treatments that can effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Read on to find out more about some of the most common causes of wrinkles, and what you can do to resolve them…
What are wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a normal part of the natural ageing process. They often affect the areas of the body that are most commonly exposed to the sun — this includes the face, neck, hands and arms.
As we get older, the outer later of the skin naturally gets thinner over time. This, in turn, affects its elasticity, as well as its structure. As the skin ages, it becomes less capable of retaining moisture and producing oil, which can contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Some people are genetically more prone to developing wrinkles than others, but there are a few other contributing factors. These include sun exposure; repeated facial expressions like smiling and frowning; and lifestyle habits such as smoking.
Can you prevent wrinkles?
Although wrinkles are a natural occurrence, there are some ways in which they can, to some extent, be prevented. It is advised that you limit the amount of time that you spend in the sun and that you wear protective clothing and sunscreen whenever you are outdoors.
It is also a good idea to keep your skin hydrated with regular moisturisation. Try and eat a healthy, balanced diet as this will benefit your overall health, as well as the condition of your skin.
Smoking can affect the tone and texture of the skin, so try to quit this habit if this is relevant to you.
What are the treatment options?
One of the ways in which wrinkles can be addressed is with the help of chemical peels. Chemical peels help smooth out the skin, reducing the appearance of lines in the target area. Chemical skin peels come in a range of strengths, and the type that is most suitable for you will depend on your particular skin type, concerns and aesthetic goals.
Cosmetic injectables are also a popular and effective option for the treatment of wrinkles. These injections work by blocking nerve signals at the site of injection to the overactive muscles that are responsible for wrinkles. This helps to relax the wrinkles and achieve a refreshed appearance.
Another approach to wrinkles is the use of intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). This treatment can be used to effectively lighten or remove photo-damaged skin and can minimise the appearance of large pores, irregular pigmentation, and vascular blemishes. The procedure helps to rejuvenate the overall condition of the skin.
How can we help?
At Cranford House Plastic Surgery, we offer a range of non-surgical treatments designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These include cosmetic injectables (including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections); chemical skin peels; and intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). All of these treatments have their own set of benefits and if you are considering one of them, we encourage you to come in for a consultation so that we can get to know your particular needs. We will evaluate your skin and let you know which approach is most suitable for you.
If you would like to find out about our range of non-surgical treatments, please have a look here.
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