Wrinkles are natural, beautiful and tell a story of your life, which is all the more reason to celebrate and embrace them. With that being said, many of us tend to frown at our reflection in the mirror, with a generally negative perception of wrinkles.
Fortunately, there are effective ways of reducing the signs of wrinkles with anti-ageing solutions in the form of treatments.
In this guide, we explore some of the best anti-wrinkle treatments available to you.
What Causes Wrinkles?
There is a combination of factors that cause wrinkles, not all of which you can control. These include:
As you become older, naturally, your skin will become less elastic and more fragile. Because of a decreased level of production of natural skin oils, your skin becomes drier and this makes it more wrinkled.
The layers of fat within the deeper skin layers diminish: In turn, this causes your skin to become loose and saggy; thus the lines become more pronounced.
The primary cause of early wrinkling is ultraviolet radiation. UV light exposure causes the skin’s connective tissues – elastin and collagen fibres – to break down. Without these supporting tissues, the strength and flexibility of your skin are lost, and this causes sagging and wrinkling.
If you are a smoker, this can accelerate the skin’s normal ageing process, thereby contributing to wrinkles.
Movements and Expressions
Facial expressions and facial movements that are repeated over and over, such as smiling or squinting, lead to a greater generation of wrinkles. Every time a facial muscle is used, beneath the skin’s surface a groove is formed. As the ageing process sets in, the skin loses flexibility. The grooves that have been formed to date become permanent facial features.
Restylane® Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Restylane®, a dermal filler that was launched in the UK in 1996 and manufactured by Q-Med, relies on hyaluronic acid for its function.
These days, a variety of product range formulations are in use that features contrasting gel size particles that are used in certain areas of the face.
Restylane helps in the restoration of the lost volume in the skin by plumping wrinkles and lines out.
The procedure is carried out by non-surgical injections and the effect is to restore volume, not only to the face but also to the lips. In turn, this helps to define the contours of your face and provides you with a more youthful appearance.
While bruising and swelling may well last for approximately a week after the procedure is carried out, the results can be seen with immediate effect.
What Areas of the Face Can Be Treated by Restylane’s Dermal Filler?
Restylane dermal filler can be used to treat the nasolabial lines, namely from the nose down to the lips, just above the mouth. It can also be used to help with sunken cheeks, marionette lines, otherwise referred to as droopy lips, and sunken-in cheeks.
How Long do Restylane Dermal Fillers Last?
When you undergo a full dermal filler treatment, you’ll potentially see lasting results for as long as 12 months in the nasolabial folds. In the cheeks, the results can be seen for anything between 10 and 12 months, while the results will persist for around 6 months in facial wrinkles.
How Often Do You Need to Get Restylane?
Restylane is ideal for numerous purposes because it tends to stay where originally put. Restylane is a great dermal filler for filling in smaller areas such as facial wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and lips to the addition of plumpness to cheeks and lips.
Restylane treatments can last for up to 12 months depending on various factors such as its placement, the metabolism of your body, and more. To ensure optimal continual results, you may want to plan for touch-ups on a 3-6 month basis.
How Much Does Restylane Cost?
The cost of undergoing Restylane dermal filler treatment at St. Helier Dental Surgery depends on how much dermal filler is required though we have a limited introductory offer of only £200.
If you’ve never had dermal filler treatment before, we recommend that you are conservative – just start out with only a small amount. After all, adding more is easy, whereas taking it away is not.
Rest assured that we will work with you in prioritising the treatments that will produce the best value for your money.
Are There Different Types of Restylane Available?
Yes, there are. You can select from a few different Restylane dermal fillers, including:
The gel particle of Restylane Classic is intermediate in terms of size and it has been specifically designed for the correction of moderate facial wrinkles like those found on the forehead, around the nasal area, above the lips, and the glabella lines. Classic contains lidocaine, a substance that reduces the discomfort from the procedure.
Restylane Lyft (Perlane)
In the Restylane product range, Restylane Lyft has the largest gel particles. The product is intended for the correction of deeper folds, shaping facial contours, and lip enhancement, for example, marionette folds, nasolabial folds, cheek enhancement, and jaw and chin augmentation.
Restylane Refyne (Emervel Classic)
If you wish to undergo a medium lifting effect, then Restylane Refyne provides the right solution. Restylane Refyne is ideal for fine to moderate wrinkles and lines while also working well for the rejuvenation and restoration of the lips.
Restylane Volyme (Emervel Volume)
For a high-volume lifting effect, we advise the use of Restylane Volyme. This product integrates with the skin matrix and is used to help with lost facial volume that is associated with ageing. Volyme is an excellent product for contouring and enhancing facial features such as the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin.
Restylane Defyne (Emervel Deep)
With its high volume lifting effect, Restylane Defyne integrates very well with the skin matrix. The product is used to reduce deep wrinkles or folds, including nasolabial and marionette lines, otherwise known as mouth-to-chin lines.
Anti-Wrinkle Consultations at St Helier
At St. Helier Dental Surgery, our experts in facial aesthetics are not only fully qualified but are also very experienced in undertaking rejuvenation treatments. Our professionals trained with Dr Bob Khanna, an internationally recognised facial aesthetics expert.
St. Helier’s offers initial consultations for you to discuss the type of results you would like. Every face and skin type is different, and that means having a prior consultation is essential so we can generate a bespoke plan of treatment that will ensure the best results.
To book a consultation or learn more about our wrinkle reduction treatments, please contact us today. Based in Sutton and Morden, our team of experienced dentists are able to complete high-quality anti-wrinkle treatments.