As we grow older, it is completely natural to begin noticing fine lines, including those on your face. While we cannot pause this natural process, there are ways to minimise the appearance of fine lines for smoother looking skin. If you are looking to learn more about facial aesthetics, continue reading below.
Causes of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
At a young age, our skin is able to spring back into position. However, as we get older our skin can become less flexible and therefore less able to spring back which can cause grooves in our skin, known as fine lines and wrinkles.
Fine lines on your skin are a natural part of ageing and are caused by the natural breakdown of collagen and elastin in your skin. As we grow older, our bodies are unable to produce sufficient collagen, which is designed to help your body’s tissues to hold together through a network of fibres. This thereby causes your skin to lose its strength and elasticity over time.
In addition to ageing, fine lines on your skin can also be caused by smoking, sun exposure, lifestyle and genetics. This is why leading a life of healthy habits is so important, including wearing a quality SPF every day - even during winter!
Facial aesthetics target certain areas of your face where fine lines appear. This can include frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead creases, which can be caused by muscle movements such as smiling, frowning and squinting. With facial aesthetics you can hope to achieve smoother and younger looking skin, without permanent results. How long a treatment lasts for depends on the treatment, which you can discuss with us.
Consultations are available to address any facial lines you wish to discuss. It provides you with the opportunity to ask any questions you have, including possible side effects and what to expect from a treatment. We are here to be a resource of information and treatments cannot be offered without a face-to-face consultation.
For more information, please contact our practice on 020 8646 6200.