The main cause of ageing is collagen breakdown within our skin and is accompanied by the appearance of two types of wrinkles; dynamic and static.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the activity of our muscles over time, such as frown lines (glabella) in the centre of the forehead or laughter lines/ crows feet around the corners of the eye, repeated contraction of our muscles such as smiling or frowning can lead to the appearance of dynamic wrinkles as we age.
The second variety of wrinkles are static lines, these are the lines we see on our face when our facial muscles aren’t contracting and are most commonly seen around the nose and mouth as we age. These are associated with volume loss as our collagen levels naturally deplete as we age and can also be associated with fat loss which provides support for our skin.
What type of wrinkles do you have?
If you observe your face in a mirror without smiling or moving you can identify the types of lines that you have. The lines that only significantly appear when you smile or frown are dynamic lines, the lines that you see when your face is expressionless are likely to be static lines. By placing a mirror on a surface in front of you and looking down into it, you can also see where you may have some volume loss as these areas of your face will appear to sag under gravitational stress and are likely to have less collagen to give support and plumping to the skin.
Key factors which affect the way your skin ages and can cause lines and wrinkles develop include:
- Exposure to the sun
- Environmental factors such as UVA light and other free radical damage
Applying topical cosmeceuticals regularly and following the correct skincare regime can help to improve the condition of your skin and slow some of the further effects of ageing, but as we age the underlying causes of ageing will continue to take effect including:
- Loss in hyaluronic acid levels
- Fat and Collagen loss
- Gravitational stress
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Injectables are?
Any treatment where by you are injected with a toxin or a dermal skin filler.
Things to remember:
- Facial wrinkles and lines can be reduced with cosmetic injections into the skin.
- The two main types of injectable substances used are botulinum toxin Type A (which relaxes the facial muscles that cause the lines) and dermal fillers (which plump out the wrinkles).
- The wrinkle-smoothing effects of most cosmetic injectables are temporary and regular treatments are needed to maintain the effect.
What Injectable Treatments are Available to you?
Botulinum toxin Type A
Botulinum toxin Type A is derived from a natural purified type A protein. This is not uncommon to derive medicines in this way in the same way that penicillin is developed from protein molecules. Toxin is a safe, proven technology and is now an affordable and quick solution to naturally treat the signs of ageing. It is suitable for virtually anyone who is concerned about lines and wrinkles and has subsequently become the treatment of choice for many celebrities and aesthetic patients as an alternative to more intrusive or artificial types of surgery and can help to delay the need for invasive procedures.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
The treatment we administer works by injecting the Toxin which blocks the signals to the sweat glands, reducing the amount of sweat produced.
Dermal fillers are a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is found naturally within the tissues of living cells, including human skin. As we age the natural replacement of hyaluronic acid is reduced and therefore the moisturising and plumping effects decrease.
HA assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water and also combines with collagen and elastin to provide skin structure and elasticity.
HA will help instantly improve facial lines and other contouring deficiencies. The dermal fillers we use are not derived from animals and are non-permanent fillers. All products used cosmetically at Reverse & Refine are licensed products and TGA Approved.
Who Can Administer Injectables Treatments?
Doctors and Clinical Nurse specialists should only administer injectable treatments as they have extensive knowledge and training about the anatomy and physiology of the body and how it works. All our Injectors are cosmetically trained by one of the worlds most reputable medical leading company. Doctors, nurses or dentists who have received the correct training minimises the risk of any complications.
For more information about injectables treatments please call 04 01588 875 or Contact us online.