Enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Patients often complain of unsightly lines and wrinkles on the face, in particular the frown lines between the eyebrows (the ‘glabellar’ area), horizontal forehead creases and the smile lines at the outer corners of the eyes – the crow’s feet.
Ageing is a natural process but it is understandable how many people want to preserve a natural but youthful appearance as long as possible.
Why do we get lines and wrinkles?
Everyone knows that regular exercise and a balanced diet are two important ways to help stay healthy, feel well and look good. But nothing can stop time passing and, whether we like it or not, we all grow older and it shows in our faces.
Frown lines and wrinkles are a normal part of the ageing process, but they can make you look more tired, angry or older than you really are.
The structure of skin changes with time and it becomes less elastic and flexible. There are fewer fat cells beneath the lower layers (the dermis) of the skin and it becomes more transparent whilst the oil and sweat glands, which help keep skin supple, become less active. Skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag whilst wrinkles develop due to repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years.
Older skin is drier and it renews itself less quickly than younger skin. All these factors affect how facial skin looks.