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Wrinkle Treatment Adelaide

Wrinkles are creases, folds, or ridges in the skin. They normally appear as people get older, but they can also develop after spending a long time in water.

The first wrinkles to appear on a person’s face tend to occur as a result of facial expressions.

Sun damage, smoking, dehydration, some medications, and environmental and genetic factors affect when and where people will develop wrinkles.

Most wrinkles tend to appear in the parts of the body which receive the most sun exposure, especially the face and neck, the back of the hands, and the arms.

 

We look forward to your visit.

Dr Rahma Targett

Dr. Rahma Targett

Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine

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What Causes Wrinkles?

How do facial lines and wrinkles form?

Facial lines and wrinkles (rhytides) form because of the following factors:

Ageing processes
Sun damage
Muscle movement
Gravity
Injury
Surgery
Acne
Other skin diseases with a tendency to scar (e.g. discoid lupus)
Smoking
There is often a degree of asymmetry to the lines, as people tend to smile or frown more on one side than the other, or consistently sleep on the right or the left cheek.

Fine lines
Fine lines and wrinkles arise because of irregular thickening of the dermis and because of a decrease in the amount of water held by the epidermis. This is mainly caused by sun damage and exposure to environmental toxins particularly tobacco smoke.

Furrows
Deeper lines or furrows are classified as dynamic or static. Dynamic lines appear with movement i.e. the activity of facial muscles. Static lines are unchanged with muscle movement. Eventually dynamic lines become static.

Crow’s feet around the eyes are due to smiling and activity of the eyelid muscles (orbicularis oculi).
Worry lines on the forehead are due to contraction of the frontalis muscle when raising the eyebrows
Frown lines between the eyebrows are due to contraction of corrugator supercilii muscles and procerus muscle when concentrating or angry

Skin laxity or drooping is caused by several factors:

A reduction of the fat cells under the skin (subcutaneous tissue)
Loss of collagen and elastin fibres in the dermis reducing cutaneous strength and elasticity
Gravity, which allows the lax tissue to sag
The result is:

Brow ptosis (the forehead sags so the eyebrows drop over the eyelids, which then feel heavy)
Eyelid ptosis (the upper eyelid drops, sometimes obscuring the pupil)
Baggy upper and lower eyelids
Sagging lower eyelids, revealing the reddened mucosal surface (ectropion)
Hollow look to the eyes
Tired-looking eyes with a prominent groove beside the nose (tear-trough deformity)
Jowls (loss of jaw line)
Loss of neckline
Elongated earlobes
Dropping of the tip of the nose
Thinning of the upper lip

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work to restore your skins youthful appearance and help to minimise the appearance fine lines and wrinkles.  Dermal fillers work by replacing the skins lost volume.

Anti Wrinkle Injections

Anti Wrinkle Injections are a non surgical technique to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  They work by causing the muscle beneath the skin to relax, causing the skin above to stretch, removing the appearance of wrinkles.  It is also a useful technique to prevent wrinkles forming in the future.

Factor 4

Factor 4 uses the body’s own autologous serum combines with dermal needling to deliver that serum beneath the skin.  This results in a healing response causing the production of collagen and elastin which effectively causes the skin to become plumper, helping to remove the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results are long lasting but will take up to four treatments to see results.

Laser Genesis

In a similar manner to Factor 4, Laser Genesis uses a 1064nm pulse of laser energy to create micro injuries to the skin.  This results in a healing response that causes the production of collagen and elastin.  Like Factor 4 the results are long lasting but several treatments are required to see results.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles depending on the specific chemical peel chosen. There are several different types of peels.  Medium and deep chemical peels are the most effective for wrinkle treatment and wrinkle reduction.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion world by removing the skin’s dead cells and helping to stimulate the collagen produced by the skin.  This wrinkle treatment will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and give you a smooth and refreshed  appearance.

Thread Lift

If you are seeking a nonsurgical way to turn back the clock, then thread lift may just be the answer.  Thread lift is an easy way to smooth fine lines wrinkles and to tighten sagging skin without going undergo a major surgical procedure.

LED Light Therapy

Wavelengths of red light are  used to speed up healing and to stimulate collagen production.  This helps to shrink enlarged pores and plump and tighten the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Our Location

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine

55,55 Melbourne St,

North Adelaide

SA. 5006

Ph: 0403 690 031