Lines and wrinkles are problems which we are all familiar with. They are probably the number one external sign associated with ageing, which is why we're so keen to avoid and hide them.
Treating lines and wrinkles is still the most popular area of non-surgical cosmetic treatments practised in the UK today.
It is important to understand that there are different types of lines and wrinkles that appear with age as these require different treatment
Lines and wrinkles can be divided into two kinds:
Dynamic lines are particularly prevalent in the upper face, and are usually best treated with Botox®.
Where volume has been lost dermal fillers can be used to restore a normal profile by gently plumping out the skin.
Increasingly it is recognised that by using these treatments appropriately and at an earlier stage it can be easier to maintain a youthful look by preventing the movements which cause find dynamic lines occurring.
In addition, treatments such as laser, chemical peels or dermaroller work to stimulate the skin's own renewal processes and improve its general condition. These can also be very effective at dealing with fine lines.
The press love to "have a go" at cosmetic treatments, especially Botox. To date every press article we have read contains some misleading or inaccurate information! It is no wonder that there are a lot of myths about such treatments.