What you need to know about anti-wrinkle treatment

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With extensive experience in anti-wrinkle treatment in Melbourne, Dr Singh has put this guide together on the causes and common areas of wrinkles.

What are wrinkles?

The development of wrinkles is a natural process of ageing and a natural part of ageing. As we age our skin loses elasticity and volume because it loses the natural substances which have kept it smooth and hydrated.

From about the age of 15 our skin goes through some fundamental changes:

  • oil production increases
  • pores get larger
  • the rate our skin heals itself slows

Over time, our skin loses volume and fine lines begin to appear. Light blemishes and sun damage become more prevalent, and thinning skin, drier complexion and reduced cell regeneration result in rougher skin texture.

Different types of wrinkles

The two types of wrinkles are: static and dynamic.

Dynamic wrinkles, also known as expressive wrinkles, are formed by repetitive movement. Static wrinkles are age-related and happen as skin sags because of the decrease in natural substances.

Common formation areas

Some of the common wrinkle areas are:

  • frown lines
  • forehead
  • crows’ feet
  • bunny lines
  • nasolabial folds and accordion lines
  • neck

Remember that wrinkles are a normal part of ageing. Dr Singh in an experienced cosmetic physician with 10 years of experience in the industry. She has helped many patients receive the treatment they want to get reduce, plump and conceal wrinkles.

Treatment for wrinkles

Anti-wrinkle treatments can stop, retract or retard the movement of the targeted area. The effect of treatment, when done properly, is the reduction of wrinkles around the treated muscles and the shallowing of existing wrinkles for a more youthful appearance.

On average, treatment for wrinkles take 2 days to take effect and can last up to 6 months.

Patient education

Before undergoing any treatment, Dr Singh recommends researching your options and make sure you visited a qualified, experienced cosmetic doctor. Looking at a doctor’s before and afters on a doctor’s website is a good way to see if you like their work.

It is also important to have realistic expectations of what the treatment can achieve for you. If you would like to know more, or to book a consultation, please contact us today.

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