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Lines & Wrinkles

Lines & Wrinkles

Wrinkles are a natural result of the ageing process.

As we age, our body’s stores of collagen and elastin (the essential building blocks for support and elasticity of our skin) are depleted and as a result, our skin becomes thinner. The development of wrinkles is multi-factorial.

Genetics play a significant role with our genes strongly influencing how likely we are to develop wrinkles. Other more modifiable factors can also contribute to premature ageing and development of wrinkles including excessive sun exposure, smoking and poor diet.

The most common facial areas to develop wrinkles when ageing include:

  • The eye area: Forming what are commonly referred to as ‘crow’s feet’ and are often one of the first signs of ageing. The skin in this area is thin, even in the young, so it is often more affected by the loss of collagen and elastin during the ageing process.
  • The forehead: These wrinkles usually develop as a result of repeated contraction of the frontalis muscle which is responsible to raising and lowering of the eyebrows.
  • Between the eyebrows/frown lines: They are known as glabellar lines or ‘11 lines’. Repeated small contractions of the facial muscles which occur when frowning, smiling and squinting contribute the development of wrinkles in this area. These can contribute to a person looking cross or angry outwardly without meaning to.

Dr Fiona will assess your facial structure during your initial consultation and discuss the best treatment options depending on your area of concern.

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