The natural process of aging causes collagen production to slow and skin to lose its elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. Discover our treatments for reversing the process and rejuvenating the face, including laser, peels, fillers and more.
Understanding Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are part of the natural process of growing older. As you age, collagen production slows down and the elastin in your skin starts to become lax. In addition to a loss of volume, fine lines, wrinkles and deep wrinkles begin to form. Many other factors such as genetics, diet, sun exposure and even smoking can result in premature ageing of your face.
Different Types of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
There are four main types of facial wrinkles:
- Dynamic – These are expression lines that develop from repeated habits, such as squinting the eyes and frowning.
- Gravitational – These wrinkles are due to a loss in elasticity. As we age, gravity pulls the skin down and causes it to fold.
- Crinkling – These are delicate static wrinkles and lines typically found on the forehead and eyelids that disappear when the skin is stretched.
- Permanent Creases and Folds – Tanning and prolonged sun exposure without sunscreen causes wrinkles to develop prematurely. Permanent elastic creases and wrinkle folds are deep lines with a natural crease. Skin wrinkling around the mouth is exacerbated by smoking.
CO2 Laser: A Powerful Tool Against Fine Lines and Wrinkles
CO2 laser treatment is an effective technique that smooths lines and wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead and cheeks. It can also help to reverse sun damage and rejuvenate the skin from sunburn, age spots and more.
Cosmeceutical Skincare Benefits
Cosmeceuticals target the root cause of a skin condition, penetrating to deeper layers of the skin to change cell structure and behaviour for permanent results. They are loaded with medical-grade ingredients proven to improve skin conditions, such as antioxidants, proteins, hyaluronic acid and retinol. From hydrating dry skin to smoothing wrinkles, some of the benefits of these products include:
- Active ingredients scientifically proven to work
- Higher strengths than OTC skincare
- Available without a prescription from dermatologists
- Can be worked into your daily skincare routine
- Changes skin cell structure at a deeper level for lasting results
Revitalising Skin with Cosmetic Peel Treatments
When you don’t want to commit to a facelift, you can try non-invasive treatments such as chemical peels. These peels remove dead skin cells and promote new skin cells to form for a more even skin tone and texture with reduced wrinkles and pigmentation.
Dermal Fillers: Filling in the Gaps of Aging Skin
Dermal fillers are a non-invasive alternative to surgery that can have visible results. While anti wrinkle injections (Botulinum Toxin) freezes muscles to prevent creases caused by facial expressions, fillers restore lost volume in the face, plumping and smoothing skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles for a youthful complexion. They can be injected into any area of the face, from crow’s feet and frown lines to cheeks, chin and nasolabial lines.
Epidermal Levelling to Skin Smoothness
This cosmetic procedure removes the topmost layer of the skin for a smoother texture. It takes dead skin cells and Fine Vellus hair with it, allowing cosmeceuticals to penetrate more deeply for better results.
Erbium Laser: Precision Treatment for Wrinkles
This laser treatment helps to exfoliate and rejuvenate the top layers of the skin. It can be used for lines and wrinkles as well as pigmentation, acne scarring and other imperfections.
Fraxel Laser: Fractional Approach to Skin Rejuvenation
Laser Resurfacing treatment can help to improve your skin tone and texture. Fraxel laser involves using thousands of tiny laser beams to penetrate the middle layer of the dermis, targeting wrinkles and discolouration of the skin. The laser stimulates new collagen and elastin to form resulting in a smoother and more youthful appearance.
Light Therapy for Skin Revitalisation
Photodynamic Therapy is light therapy that can be used to treat various skin conditions. While it is highly effective in removing skin cancers and correcting other sun damage caused by ultraviolet rays (UV rays), it can also be used to treat lines and wrinkles. Red or blue light is used to improve fine wrinkles and smooth skin texture. After treatment, patients must be mindful of sun protection, such as wear sunscreen with 30+ SPF and cover up the treated area.
Laser Genesis: A New Wrinkle Treatment
Laser Genesis is a treatment that involves gently heating the upper dermis to stimulate the growth of new collagen and reduce redness.
Combining Treatments for Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation
Your Me Clinic practitioner may suggest combining treatments to effectively reduce your facial lines and wrinkles. A consultation with our cosmetic doctors will enable us to examine your skin and put together a tailored treatment plan using the best methods suited to your individual needs.
Personalising Your Wrinkle Treatment Plan
We have over 35 years’ experience in skin, facial rejuvenation and cosmetic medicine. The personalised treatments and treatment plans we have developed can effectively deal with any skin condition and concern you may have while slowing down and reversing the skin’s ageing process. Contact us or fill in the consultation form to book in for an appointment at one of our clinic locations in Australia and start your journey towards full skin rejuvenation.