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Wrinkles and Lines

WHAT ARE WRINKLES AND LINES?

Wrinkles and lines are one of the key signs of ageing. These lines are initially seen on our face temporarily due to facial expression. As time goes on they do become permanent. The position of the wrinkles and lines may add to a less youthful appearance and is some cases make us look angry or sad such as the frown lines between the eyes or around the mouth. Not all lines and wrinkles are considered ugly as they do add character to the face and show we have lived a full life.

There are many factors that combine to create wrinkles and lines on the face. Ageing, genetics, chronic sun exposure, smoking, illness and lifestyle factors can and do show on our faces. Wrinkles form due to repeated muscle movements in face. Loss of the underlying support structures to the skin such as collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid (which holds water) and fat can accentuate wrinkles and lines. Inappropriate skin care and dehyradtion may also dry out the skin causing fines lines and wrinkles.

The treatment required will depend on the severity of the wrinkles and lines present, the identification of causative factors and your goals.

Prevention is important. Sunscreen is vital to prevent ongoing sun damage that is a key cause of wrinkles and lines. Certain behaviours such as smoking should be stopped.

Treatments that promote healthy skin will often improve fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments should start with appropriate skin care to rehydrate the skin and encourage the formation of healthy skin.

Medical grade peels are available to gently re-surface the skin allowing fine lines and wrinkles to be removed and new healthy skin to shine through.

Peels and skin care will improve the texture, tone, elasticity and hydration of the skin acting to improve fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin needling will encourage the formation of new collagen also helping to reduce lines and wrinkles.

Laser and light treatments are extremely helpful in rejuvenating the skin.

Injectable medications may be offered to stop the movement of muscles, replace the lost support structures and promote the formation of new collagen.

The causes of wrinkles and lines are multiple. A thorough assessment of the underlying causes and medical history is essential before the best individualised treatment plan can be formulated. An assessment of your goals is vital also to achieving the results that you desire. There is definitely no single approach that will fit everyone. At Le Sands Clinic we pride ourselves on providing a thorough assessment and appropriate safe plan to help you reach your goals and long lasting solutions. Contact the clinic for an initial free consultation with one of our skin care experts. Call 02 9567 0399 or email us info@lesandsclinic.com.au

Call us on 02 9567 0399 or e-mail us on info@lesandsclinic.com.au

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