Wrinkle Reducing
Treatments

Wrinkle Reducing Treatments encompass a range of aesthetic procedures designed to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. These treatments target different layers of the skin to achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

What Causes
Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are initially produced from repeated use of the muscles of facial expression so called ‘dynamic’ wrinkles. As we age, decrease in fat, collagen and elastin fibres results in volume loss which produces ‘static’ wrinkles and deep folds. Skin is lined, less firm and less elastic. Underlying facial bone also erodes, leading to flattening of the forehead and cheekbones and distortion of facial proportions.
Facial ageing is only partially due to genetics. This process is greatly exacerbated by exposure to ultraviolet UV radiation, smoking, alcohol, stress and pollution.

Botulinum Toxin Injections

Commonly referred to as ‘Botox’, Botulinum Toxin is injected into a specific muscle causing temporary weakness/relaxation of the muscle and improvement of the wrinkles that the muscle action has formed.
Botulinum Toxin treatments may not be right for all patients. It cannot remove every facial line or wrinkle. It has no effect on static wrinkles, which are not due to repetitive muscle activity.

Botulinum Toxin Injections

Commonly referred to as ‘Botox’, Botulinum Toxin is injected into a specific muscle causing temporary weakness/relaxation of the muscle and improvement of the wrinkles that the muscle action has formed.
Botulinum Toxin treatments may not be right for all patients. It cannot remove every facial line or wrinkle. It has no effect on static wrinkles, which are not due to repetitive muscle activity.
Botulinum Toxin Injections can be used to treat:
1. Glabellar Frown Lines: Glabellar Lines are short, vertical lines between the eyebrows, formed from repeated frowning.
2. Horizontal Forehead Lines: Horizontal Lines develop across the forehead because of repeated contraction of the muscle used to raise the eyebrows.
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3. Crows Feet: Crow’s Feet are wrinkles around the corners of the eyes, which develop because of repeated contraction of the muscles used for smiling or squinting.
Botulinum Toxin Injections can be used to treat:
1. Glabellar Frown Lines: Glabellar Lines are short, vertical lines between the eyebrows, formed from repeated frowning.
2. Horizontal Forehead Lines: Horizontal Lines develop across the forehead because of repeated contraction of the muscle used to raise the eyebrows.
3. Crows Feet: Crow’s Feet are wrinkles around the corners of the eyes, which develop because of repeated contraction of the muscles used for smiling or squinting.
Can I have Botulinum
Toxin Treatments?
FAQs

Treatment takes 10-15 mins.

Expect weakening of the injected muscles to begin to be apparent after approximately 7 days.

The results can last up to 3–4 months.

All treatments are associated with some level of risk, and some of the complications may be permanent.

The commonest side effects are bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching and redness.

Less commonly, temporary droopiness of your facial features can occur. In rare instances, serious problems can develop, such as breathing difficulties.

Some people may not wish to undergo wrinkle reducing treatments.

The alternative therapies include, but are not limited to, dermal fillers, dermabrasion, medical-grade peels, prescription-strength vitamin A products, lasers and surgery. There is also the option of embracing your wrinkles and folds, doing nothing to alter their appearance.

Please note, this information is given as a reference only.

FAQs

Treatment takes 10-15 mins.

Expect weakening of the injected muscles to begin to be apparent after approximately 7 days.

The results can last up to 3–4 months.

All treatments are associated with some level of risk, and some of the complications may be permanent.

The commonest side effects are bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching and redness.

Less commonly, temporary droopiness of your facial features can occur. In rare instances, serious problems can develop, such as breathing difficulties.

Some people may not wish to undergo wrinkle reducing treatments.

The alternative therapies include, but are not limited to, dermal fillers, dermabrasion, medical-grade peels, prescription-strength vitamin A products, lasers and surgery. There is also the option of embracing your wrinkles and folds, doing nothing to alter their appearance.

Please note, this information is given as a reference only.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are the injection of Hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and stimulates fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen and elastin), adding volume, shaping facial contours and smoothing facial wrinkles and folds.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are the injection of Hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in the skin. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and stimulates fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen and elastin), adding volume, shaping facial contours and smoothing facial wrinkles and folds.
Dermal Fillers can be used to treat:
1. Cheek Augmentation: Cheek Augmentation is the use of dermal fillers to improve cheekbone definition – thus, restoring projection and lift.
2. Marionette Lines: Marionette Lines are lines which form at the corners of the mouth due to loss of collagen and elastin in skin. These lines radiate outwards and extend down to the chin, giving the mouth a sad, down-turned appearance.
3. Lip Enhancement: Lip Enhancement is the use of a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler to correct the volume loss in lips that occurs with ageing. The lip filler also accentuates contour and hydrates the lip.
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4. Chin Augmentation: Chin Augmentation is the use of dermal fillers to strengthen and define the jaw line in males. It also describes the use of fillers to restore length/width of the chin in males and females.
5. Nasolabial Folds (Nose‐to‐Mouth Lines) Nasolabial Folds are the creases which form between the corner of the nose and the angle of the mouth due to the loss of connective tissue support and fat pad descent. These folds can become quite deep with increasing age.
Dermal Fillers can be used to treat:
1. Cheek Augmentation: Cheek Augmentation is the use of dermal fillers to improve cheekbone definition – thus, restoring projection and lift.
2. Marionette Lines: Marionette Lines are lines which form at the corners of the mouth due to loss of collagen and elastin in skin. These lines radiate outwards and extend down to the chin, giving the mouth a sad, down-turned appearance.
3. Lip Enhancement: Lip Enhancement is the use of a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler to correct the volume loss in lips that occurs with ageing. The lip filler also accentuates contour and hydrates the lip.
4. Chin Augmentation: Chin Augmentation is the use of dermal fillers to strengthen and define the jaw line in males. It also describes the use of fillers to restore length/width of the chin in males and females.
5. Nasolabial Folds (Nose‐to‐Mouth Lines) Nasolabial Folds are the creases which form between the corner of the nose and the angle of the mouth due to the loss of connective tissue support and fat pad descent. These folds can become quite deep with increasing age.
Can I have Dermal
Filler Treatments?
FAQs

Treatment takes 20-40 mins (dependent on the area).

Local anaesthetic in dermal fillers decreases the discomfort during injection. Treatment effect is immediate.

The results can last up to 4–18 months, depending on type of filler used and the area treated.

All treatments are associated with some level of risk, and some of the complications may be permanent.

The commonest side effects are bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching and redness.

In rare cases, Dermal Fillers can block a blood vessel – leading to tissue death, permanent blindness or stroke.

Some people may not wish to undergo Dermal Filler treatments.

The alternative therapies include, but are not limited to, wrinkle reducing treatments, dermabrasion, medical-grade peels, prescription-strength vitamin A products, lasers and surgery. There is also the option of embracing your wrinkles and folds, doing nothing to alter their appearance.

Please note, this information is given as a reference only.

FAQs

Treatment takes 20-40 mins (dependent on the area).

Local anaesthetic in dermal fillers decreases the discomfort during injection. Treatment effect is immediate.

The results can last up to 4–18 months, depending on type of filler used and the area treated.

All treatments are associated with some level of risk, and some of the complications may be permanent.

The commonest side effects are bruising, swelling, tenderness, itching and redness.

In rare cases, Dermal Fillers can block a blood vessel – leading to tissue death, permanent blindness or stroke.

Some people may not wish to undergo Dermal Filler treatments.

The alternative therapies include, but are not limited to, wrinkle reducing treatments, dermabrasion, medical-grade peels, prescription-strength vitamin A products, lasers and surgery. There is also the option of embracing your wrinkles and folds, doing nothing to alter their appearance.

Please note, this information is given as a reference only.

Before Wrinkle
Reducing Treatments
Consultation with our medical doctor is required prior to treatment. All the options for treatment, as well as the risks and complications of Wrinkle Reducing Treatments that will be discussed with you in detail to ensure informed consent.
Do not consume alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment, as this may increase the risk of bruising. It is advisable to have treatment at least 2 weeks before any special event to allow swelling or bruising to subside.
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