When in our youth we possess an appearance that is bright, clear and smooth. As we get older, our complexion can change and one condition that this can lead to is the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Although the whole body can be affected, it is on the face where this common concern is most noticeable. Due to a series of internal processes and external influences, almost everyone will experience lines and wrinkles as they age. Genetics can play a part in the way a person will age and the rate at which this process can take hold.
Fine lines and wrinkles develop as the skin loses its strength and natural ability to bounce back. Collagen and elastin are the proteins which are responsible for these properties, as well as acting as the skin’s natural fillers and hydrators. From the time a person reaches their mid 20’s the production of these substances starts to slow down and their levels decrease. This causes the skin to change in structure, as it becomes weak and less supported by the facial muscles. Lines and wrinkles can also be contributed to by the frequent movements we make everyday when communicating, showing emotions, eating and drinking. These movements cause a furrow to develop under the skin that becomes permanent for the skin to settle into over time.
Crow’s feet, forehead lines, lip lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines are common, noticeable wrinkles that affect many people, which can be brought on more rapidly through lifestyle habits such as: smoking, alcohol consumption and frequent sun exposure. Light Touch Clinic employs the use of dermal fillers, Aliaxin facial fillers, lip fillers, cheek fillers and wrinkle relaxing injections to add volume to the skin and smooth the appearance of any creases. Tightening the skin can be achieved through ULTRAcel, INTRAcel, Profhilo bio remodelling and IPL, helping to give a lifted effect and redefine the features. A recommended facial or product from an advanced skin care range can help to restore healthy properties to the skin and maintain a good condition.