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Lines and Wrinkles
A young-looking face has round contours, high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline. There are smooth curves from the cheeks to the edge of the nose, without hollows. Skin is smooth and hydrated. No static lines, folds and saggy skin.
As we grow older, the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid we once produced starts to diminish. Our skin becomes dry, thin and facial volume decreases.
The ageing process combined with environmental factors such as sun exposure, poor diet, years of facial muscle movement, smoking lead to the formation of lines of wrinkles. Fat loss can create sagging and turn lines into folds. Gravity pulls the skin down, resulting in folds and sagging too.
Please read Facial Aging for more details.
Dynamic lines on your forehead, frown and around your eyes occur naturally with facial expressions. These lines can be reduced by anti wrinkles injections like Botox. Depending on the dosage, we can tailor made your treatment to look very natural meaning preserving some lines to maintain facial muscle movement.
After years of having dynamic lines, these lines start to become static meaning they are present all the time regardless of whether we are frowning, smiling or lifting our eyebrows. When you have Botox treatment for static lines it would be corrective rather than preventive treatment.
If you have very deep lines, folds, excess saggy skin or lack of muscle tone, Botox may not be the best treatment for you. You probably may need other treatments like dermal filler or threads to restore lost volume, contour and lift the area. Remember Botox act on the muscle, skin surface improvement will be better when you combine other Skin Quality Improvement treatments.
Our doctors are highly experienced and will be able to provide you a bespoke treatment plan after consultation.