Whether its laughter lines, frown lines or crow’s feet - wrinkles are a normal and natural sign of ageing. They aren’t harmful but many people don’t like the way they look and want to reduce or prevent them.
We have various ways of approaching facial aesthetics to help you achieve your desired outcome.
We offer a range of treatments to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Contact us for a facial rejuvenation consultation to find out more.
Dermal filler injections
Dermal fillers aim to plump up your skin and make it appear fuller and smoother. Dermal fillers are often used to reduce lines around your chin and your lips, and to enhance the shape of your lips. There is a range of dermal fillers available that work in different ways, and they can be temporary or permanent.
If you have a permanent filler, it won't adapt to further changes to your face as you age. Therefore these aren't used as much as temporary fillers. Your clinician will usually recommend using a non-permanent dermal filler. These are either synthetic, or made from a material that closely resembles a naturally occurring acid in your body. Your clinician will inject the dermal filler into the required area with a tiny needle.
The effects from dermal filler treatment usually last from three months to 18 months, depending on the type of filler and the area you have treated. You will need to have repeat treatments if you want the effects to last longer.
Skin creams and gels
There are many creams that claim to reduce the appearance of fine lines but they can’t remove wrinkles. Creams and gels that contain retinoids (a form of vitamin A) may improve fine lines and some milder signs of ageing skin. They do this by tightening your skin so fine lines are less visible.
Some retinoid creams are available to buy over-the-counter but you will need a prescription from your doctor for others.
However, they do have side-effects. The creams can irritate your skin and make it more prone to burning in the sun, for example. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your cream or gel. If you have any questions, ask your pharmacist or private consultant for advice.
Other creams that may help to reduce the appearance of fine lines include antioxidant creams that contain vitamins C, B and E. These work by preventing free radicals produced by the sun, stress, and pollution from harming your skin.
- Wrinkle softening treatment one area - From £150
- Wrinkle softening treatment two areas - From £230
- Wrinkle softening treatment three areas - From £280
- Dermal Fillers - From £200
- Lip Enhancement - From £250