Wrinkles are one of the first signs of aging and appear as tiny lines on your cheeks as well as eyelids which are accentuated as you smile. With every year passing by, the facial wrinkles turn deeper with the appearance of new lines. Before finalizing on an ideal treatment for wrinkles, it is best to look for expert guidance and tips from the experts at Elegance Plastic Surgery Clinic. You need to understand the difference between the facial wrinkles and the causes that lead to them. Once the cause is identified, the appropriate treatment cream can be applied and time can be turned back on your skin.
There are various kinds of wrinkles that are found on a person’s skin. These include wrinkle folds, dynamic wrinkles and static wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are resulted by the contraction muscles which are attached to the skin. Each of the muscle contractions cause the skin to collect together creating lines between the muscles. The most common places for the dynamic wrinkles include across the forehead, between eyebrows and the outer corners of your eyes. The latter is known as ‘crow’s feet’. Once these muscles are weakened, the facial cringes can be reduced to a certain extent.
A few of the muscles can be permanently fixed through surgery or along with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, forehead lift or brow lift. An alternative and dynamic treatment is through Botox injections into the special muscles for reducing the action of the muscles temporarily for around 3 to 4 months, preventing the formation of wrinkles. Fillers cannot replace face lifts as they do not lift the skin which has experienced much sagging. However, if the skin is more or less terse, fillers might be used for replacing lost volume. This can give you a more rested appearance, making skin look younger.
Types of Fillers
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
These are made of sugar which is naturally present within the body. The gel formulations are thin or slightly thicker and can fill shallow spaces such as the lines over your lips, as well as deep-seated folds such as those around the nose or the marionette lines, which lie at the corners of your mouth. These fillers can plump thin lips, fill hollows under the eyes and add volume to a slack jawline. The effects are visible between 4 months to a year, with results varying from one individual to another.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite Microspheres
These compounds are identical to the minerals which are present in the body. Thicker than hyaluronic acid, these substances are effective when you need to add volume for filling up a weak chin, consolidate the jawline, flesh sunken cheeks and fill deep wrinkles. The results may last up to a year.
Poly L-lactic Acid
This is a synthetic biodegradable material used in stitches. While this form does not provide the filling like other fillers, it will slowly stimulate the body for regeneration of collagen. Patients require 3 to 6 collagen injections, every alternate month for up to a couple of years.