Diagnosing Your Wrinkles
There's a difference between fine lines and wrinkles on our face; fine lines begin to appear with sun damage, dehydration, and dynamic muscle movement of the face, while deep wrinkles develop with chronic sun damage and collagen changes in the skin. Before you buy an “anti-wrinkle” cream, understand your skin and the way line and wrinkle reduction really forms.
Superficial lines are easily smoothed because they are a part of the epidermal layer of skin. In the process of one month, a new skin cell is created and shed. We help accelerate the shedding process with exfoliation, which keeps our skin looking bright, hydrated, and smooth. Facial peels, microdermabrasion and ultrasonic rejuvenation treatments, and even the products you use at home all play an important role in preventing lines. These treatments remove dead skin cells, help stimulate collagen synthesis, and improve penetration of collagen-building peptides and collagen-saving antioxidants. Like dieting and exercise, you can't practice something for a couple of weeks and expect to have flawless results. The same goes for skin. Radiant looking skin requires routine and healthy skin practices.
Dynamic muscle movement that we cannot control (i.e. smiling, furrowing, squinting) can be the result of fine lines as well. Over time, these lines develop into wrinkles by penetrating into the dermis. Neurotoxin injections, like Botox, can easily smooth the look of dynamic lines by preventing muscle contractions that cause the wrinkles. Once frozen, the line can be planed down and smoothed over time with microdermabrasion treatments. Unfortunately, wrinkles can channel deep into the dermis. The best solution for deep wrinkles is contour laser paired with professional care. Your aesthetician helps ensure optimal recovery and continued wrinkle-combat with microdermabrasion and ultrasonic facial procedures.
Menopausal skin suffers from collagen changes and slow regeneration, thus resulting in thin skin, loose jowls, wrinkles, and folds. Ultimately, a fold can reach to the subcutaneous fat layer of our skin and can only be smoothed with plastic surgery. Laser treatments can improve the look of wrinkles and folds by stimulating collagen repair, but it takes time and requires multiple sessions. If you want to completely firm and tighten aged skin, surgery is the best option.
From superficial lines to folds, aestheticians are your key anti-aging experts. They can maintain your results after medical procedures and protect the investment you put into them. Every aesthetician trained at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinique has advanced knowledge in line reduction and the best means to achieve your desired results. All you have to do is book a complementary consultation.
Here are my personal product recommendations for smoothing lines at home: