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Fine lines and wrinkles

We all want to grow old gracefully, but fine lines and wrinkles can prematurely age you and dent your confidence in your appearance. With the help of our treatments you can turn back time and reveal smoother, more youthful skin.

Causes Of fine lines and wrinkles

Your skin is constantly renewing itself, in fact the outer layer (the epidermis) is completely replaced every 60 days as old skin cells are shed and new ones take their place. Blood vessels feed your skin while fibres of collagen and elastin give it a plump and taut appearance.

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by a decrease in collagen and elastin production alongside a reduction in fat under the skin. This happens naturally over time (particularly once you’re over the age of 40) and results in sagging and wrinkles.

Your genetics are the main factor influencing how early and to what extent you accumulate wrinkles, however there are a number of other factors which also play an important role:

Sun exposure

The ultraviolet radiation in sunlight breaks down the collagen and elastin in your skin and is one of the main non-genetic factors in premature ageing. This especially affects people with fairer skin tones.


In addition to the other health risks associated with smoking, it can also change the blood supply to your skin and, as a result, speed up the ageing process.

Facial Expressions

You’ll find that fine lines and wrinkles start in the areas which you use the most, such as when you smile, raise your eyebrows, frown or squint. As you age your skin loses its ability to spring back into shape after these frequently repeated expressions.

Symptoms of fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can occur anywhere, but they are mostly found on the areas of the skin which are commonly exposed: the face, neck, hands and forearms.

They can be especially noticeable around your eyes, mouth and neck.

Treatments of fine lines and wrinkles

We offer a range of treatments to help target specific lines and generally smooth out your complexion to help you achieve a more youthful appearance:

Botox anti-wrinkle injections

Botox injections improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by reducing the activity of the muscles used in facial expressions. Within a few days persistent lines can be significantly reduced. Botox injections are often used alongside dermal fillers, with each one targeting the areas to which they are best suited.

Dermal fillers

We often use these in conjunction with Botox to give a more complete rejuvenation effect. For example, Botox might be applied to your forehead lines while dermal fillers are used to plump out the skin around your mouth. Our experts will be able to advise you on the best combination for the results you desire.

CACI non-surgical facelift

CACI facelifts are an effective alternative to more invasive treatments such as Botox. This radio frequency treatment produces a sculpting, tightening and lifting effect by toning facial muscles and stimulating natural collagen production.

Fractional mesotherapy

A selection of fractional mesotherapy treatments are available which deliver collagen-inducing mesotherapy cocktails through gentle needling and use electroportation, photon and LED stimulation to enhance the efficacy.

Skin care products

Our range of skin care products can ensure that you continue to reinforce the benefits of your Melior Clinics treatments after you’ve left the clinic. Discuss your skin care options with us in a free of charge consultation with one of our skin care specialists.

...just wanted to say I'm chuffed to bits with my Botox and filler results. So happy with how much my frown line has disappeared and how quickly the Botox worked. By day 3 my lines had disappeared. So thank you.

DF – Cambs

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