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Our treatments to manage fine lines and wrinkles

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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.

Smoking

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

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
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

FAQ

Fine lines and wrinkles

How can I prevent fine lines and wrinkles?

Fine lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the ageing process. However you can take these preventative measures to delay their arrival and manage existing ones.

Protect your skin from sun exposure using a sunscreen which has high SPF and UVA protection and wear sunglasses with wide arms to give the delicate eye area a bit more protection. Apply sunscreen daily, even in the winter. Wide brimmed hats and long sleeved shirts will protect your neck and arms from the ageing effects of sunlight. Read our blog for more advice on being safe in the sun.

Use appropriate day and night moisturisers for your skin type and age. We can advise on the best combination of skincare products to use.

Don’t smoke. If you’re a smoker we’re sure you’re fed up of hearing this, but even if you’ve smoked for years, quitting now will improve your skin and prevent further damage.

Eat a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables and keep well hydrated throughout the day. Try to introduce more antioxidants into your diet as these can help reduce the damage done by free radicals to collagen-producing fibroblasts. Brightly coloured and/or bitter tasting vegetables and fruit tend to be rich in antioxidants and the Omega 3 in oily fish can also reduce cell inflammation caused by free radicals.

When do fine lines and wrinkles start to appear?

Most people will start to notice fine lines in their twenties and thirties, but generally it’s from your forties onwards that they really take hold. In women skin ageing particularly occurs after the menopause.

Our qualified practitioners

We are a team of SaveFace accredited doctors and nurses with decades of experience

Why choose Melior Clinics?

Our experts will help you look and feel great

  • Whether it’s your first visit or you’re one of our returning patients, you’ll always receive a warm welcome at Melior Clinics.
  • Our aesthetic treatments enhance your natural beauty using only the highest quality, safest products and techniques.
  • In addition, we offer a range of medical and pain-relief treatments.
  • You will always be treated by one of our highly qualified and experienced doctors, nurses or skin care specialists.
  • We offer a free consultation before your treatment and free reviews afterwards, alongside outstanding aftercare from our patient liaison team.
  • All our clinics are Save Face accredited, meaning that independent experts regularly assess us to ensure we provide excellent patient care.

What our patients say

Thank you to our wonderful patients for these kind words

I’m absolutely thrilled with the results – the transformation is incredible. I just wish I’d had this done ages ago. Fantastic!

NW
Cambridgeshire

The results have changed my life! I am now able to enjoy life without the constant embarrassment and anxiety [hyperhidrosis] brings.

JT
London

My face looks amazing :))

RD
London

… I’m extremely thankful to Dr Timothy Beazleigh who carried out the [treatment for migraines] as I have felt so well since.

LA
London

I am delighted with the result of my treatment – it’s even better than I dared to hope for.

YA
Huntingdon

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