Wrinkles form on our faces due to muscle movements made during facial expressions. The movements crease our skin in a direction perpendicular to the muscle movements. For example, when our glabellar muscles contract to pull our eyebrows towards the center, vertical frown lines form.
Over time, static wrinkles are etched into our skin, and are apparent even when the face is relaxed, the same way a crease forms when we fold a piece of paper. The process is accelerated when our skin becomes dehydrated, or loses elasticity – changes we see with skin ageing.
Fine lines can start after age 25. The most common age group for people who look for wrinkle treatment is between ages 40 to 55. Wrinkles become more prominent after age 65.
Topical vitamin A–based drugs called retinoids—the most used and most studied anti-ageing compounds— may reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Tretinoin, under the brand name Retin-A, was the first retinoid. It was used as an acne treatment in the 1970s, but researchers later discovered that it also fades actinic keratosis spots, evens pigmentation, and speeds the turnover of superficial skin cells.
Retinoids reduce fine lines and wrinkles by increasing the production of collagen. They also stimulate the production of new blood vessels in the skin, which improves skin colour. Additional benefits include fading age spots and softening rough patches of skin. However, it takes three to six months of regular use before improvements in wrinkles are apparent—and the best results take six to 12 months.
Once you get a chemical peel, the skin that grows back is smoother. Depending on the depth of the peel, you may need several treatments before you see a difference in your skin. Redness and other side effects are mild, transient and tend to dissipate within a few hours.
Read more about VIDASKIN’s peel therapies here.
Potenza utilizes RF microneedling technology and ultrafine needles and heat to penetrate the top layer of the skin. This procedure triggers the body’s natural healing process to regenerate new collagen & elastin.
Read more about VIDASKIN’s PotenzaTM treatment here.
If you are still unsure of how you can benefit from our wide range of wrinkle treatments in our VIDASKIN® Medical Aesthetic Clinic, we would like to invite you down for a nonobligatory, private consultation with Dr Vicki or Dr Elizabeth. At VIDASKIN Medical Aesthetic Clinic, our approach to patient care is personal and bespoke, with carefully crafted treatment plans that perfectly meet your wants and needs.
Feel free to send us some photos instead if you are unable to find the time for a consultation. Our qualified staff and doctors here at VIDASKIN are here to help you achieve your aesthetic goals so you can look and feel your best.