Wrinkles and Fines Lines

Fine lines and wrinkles are induced by both intrinsic aging (physiological process) and extrinsic aging (sun exposure++, pollution, smoking, poor nutrition...). 

The aging process leads to a slow down of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production in the skin so that as we get older, the areas of over-use become damaged, and lines start appearing because of the repeated use of facial muscles.

 

Initially they only become visible when contracting the facial muscles (active lines), then the lines become permanent, persisting at rest (passive lines).

A face with no passive lines and minimal active lines would be deemed more attractive and youthful, independently of the culture. As the number and depth of the wrinkles increase, as the perception of age of the person also, wrinkles being associated with old age. Furthermore facial lines can make you look tired, stressed or angry.

We recommend to start treating them as soon as possible, and even before they appear.

 

Considering the role of muscles in the formation of wrinkles, Anti-Wrinkle Injections (Botox) are frequently used to relax the muscles, soften the existing lines and prevent the formation of new ones. But other options are available and it is often useful to combine them to simultaneously improve the skin quality, relax the muscles and fill some facial lines.

Smiling Elderly Woman

Treatment Options

Micro

Dermabrasion

 

(Diamond Peel )

Why this treatment?

Improves the quality of the skin

Used for decades (first introduced in 1985), suitable for all skin colour and type as the abrasion levels can be adjusted.

An increasing interest for its properties, with a growing list of indications, including Fine Lines.

A minimally invasive procedure, less aggressive alternative to chemical peels and dermabrasion, performed without the use of anaesthesia (painless), with minimal side effects and down time. 

Decreases skin stiffness, increases skin compliance, and thickness. Decreases melanization and improve

melanosomes distribution, 

improves collagen fiber density and distribution.

Multiple aesthetic benefits: reduced wrinkles and appearance of dark spots, evened skin tone, bright complexion, with cleaned-out pores and improved smoothness of the skin.

The possibility to combine it with other treatments.

A quick recovery of the skin barrier after the procedure, allowing to perform it on a weekly basis.

Micro

Needling

 

(Collagen P.I.N.)

Why this treatment?

Improves the quality of the skin

Another well known (its original conception can be traced back to 1995), and increasingly utilized process.

Its adjustable needle length can safely address a variety of concerns in all skin types.

Induces a natural wound healing, with a very low risk of dyspigmentation (as opposed to Laser and Chemical Peel), minimal side effects and down time.

Leads to reorganization of old collagen fibres and laying down of new collagen, elastin, and capillaries, leading to the effect of skin tightening. 

Effective therapeutic option for the treatment of wrinkles and skin rejuvenation.

Creates transient micro-channels, which allow topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively to further enhance the results of the procedure.

It can also be combined with other dermatologic or cosmetic treatments to maximise benefits. 

Very well tolerated by patients and with a short healing time.

Anti-Wrinkle

Injections

(Botox)

Why this treatment?

Relax the muscles. The skin stops being creased and is allowed to recover.

Used for more than 40 years, it is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world.

Safe treatment also used for medical purposes including in children.

Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation technique, very well tolerated by patients, with minimal down time.

An ideal treatment for glabellar lines (between the brows), periocular lines (crow's feet), and frown lines (forehead).

Provides a natural result when used at appropriate doses.

Reduces the appearance of worry and sadness.

Very high patient satisfaction with major reasons cited: the positive aesthetic outcome, a natural appearance, a rested look and comfort of injection.

Patients feel the treatment bring them 'harmony', 'self-esteem/confidence' or 'youth'. 

Furthermore, it seems that Botox, by preventing frowning, reduces

negative mood.

Can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments to maximise benefits. 

Dermal

Fillers

(Hyaluronic acid)

Why this treatment?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) restores lost facial volume and fill lines.

HA has been used for decades and represents a key molecule in a variety of medical, pharmaceutical, nutritional and cosmetic applications.

One of the most commonly performed aesthetic procedures.

HA is a natural essential component of the skin, involved in many key processes and with unique properties such as  anti-inflammatory, wound healing, moisturising, anti-ageing and immunosuppressive effects. HA fillers have also been shown to increase collagen production.

HA skin content decreases with aging, leading to a loss of facial skin hydration, elasticity and volume, promoting the development of wrinkles.

Safe and effective treatment for both fines lines and wrinkles. 

In the unlikely event of unsatisfactory result, we can use hyaluronidase to dissolve  the HA.

It can also be combined with other dermatologic or cosmetic treatments to maximise benefits. 

Very well tolerated by patients, with a quick recovery and return to a normal activity and a very high level of satisfaction. 

References

Global Aesthetics Consensus: Hyaluronic Acid Fillers and Botulinum ToxinType A-Recommendations for Combined Treatment and Optimizing Outcomes in Diverse Patient Populations. Sundaram H, Liew S, Signorini M, Vieira Braz A, Fagien S, Swift A, De Boulle KL, Raspaldo H, Trindade de Almeida AR, Monheit G; Global Aesthetics Consensus Group.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May;137(5):1410-23. 

Dr Jean-Philippe Torre

 

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