Expression lines and wrinkles present in many different ways and the way in which they will be treated depends on whether they are static lines, dynamic lines, or as a result of volume loss.
Dynamic LinesStatic lines can appear on any area of the face, however the expression lines from the nose to mouth (known as Nasolabial folds) are quite often the first lines noticed by patients, and can be one of the first signs of aging. This area of the face is treated using dermal fillers, which are made of hyaluronic acid such as Belotero, Emervel or JuvedermUltra. These dermal fillers will lift and plump the skin and therefore, reduce the shadowing. It is the shadowing which makes the lines look worse.
Dermal Fillers will last approximately 9- 12 months.
The majority of lines in the upper third of the face are usually caused by dynamic muscle movement. If this dynamic movement is relaxed by the use of Botulinum Toxin Type A injections using products such as Botox® or Azzalure, then this activity will be reduced and the associated lines will soften. Results start to show after only a few days from the date of treatment, but the full result will not be seen for two weeks. Results will last approximately three to four months.
Botulinum Toxin Type A Treatment will last approximately three to four months.
An area which is very prone to volume loss is the cheek (malar) area of the face. We have several fat pads, which are hidden under the skin, in the mid face and as we all age these fat pads move lower. As the fat pads move, as a result of things such as gravity and loss of skin structure, patients can develop a flattening in the mid face, and also an increase in volume in the lower face, such as the jowls. By replacing this volume with thick dermal fillers such as JuvedermUltra Voluma or Emervel Volume, the structure and support is replaced exactly where it’s needed.
Treatment with volumizing dermal fillers will last approximately 18months.
Alternatively, or to complement Botox® and dermal fillers, we have the effective and popular NeoStrata Skin Active and Envron products which can help you to treat your own lines and wrinkles at home.