When you look closely in the mirror, what do you see? If you’re like many people, you may notice facial skin ageing, which can include fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles can make you look and feel older than you are. Without surgical intervention, it can be hard to reverse the signs of ageing. Read on to find out what causes wrinkles, how to prevent wrinkles, and how to reduce wrinkles with non-surgical treatments.
What causes the skin to wrinkle?
Wrinkles are a normal part of the natural ageing process. When your skin becomes dryer and thinner, it struggles to repair and renew. Add the effects of gravity and changes in hormone levels, and you may start to look and feel old. Although wrinkles and lines are inevitable, it’s possible to prevent and reduce them. The amount of facial skin ageing you have will be affected by lifestyle factors, genetics, skin structure, and environmental pollutants.
At what age do wrinkles begin occurring?
Wrinkles can start appearing as early as your twenties. You may start to see fine lines on the forehead or around the eyes. It’s becoming more popular to prevent these types of wrinkles from appearing by having anti-wrinkle injections.
In your thirties, you’ll likely see more lines and wrinkles developing on your face. Frown lines will be stronger and become more pronounced if left untreated. Dermal filler treatment combined with anti-wrinkle injections can treat this facial skin ageing.
You’ll see the lines around your mouth during your forties, and your crow’s feet lines will deepen. You may also notice your lip corners dropping downwards. We can help with these types of ageing skin concerns. Book your consultation here.
In your fifties, the lines around your mouth will be more pronounced. You’ll also notice the forehead lines and wrinkles are more pronounced. This type of facial skin ageing can be effectively treated using microdermabrasion, anti-wrinkle injections, dermal filler treatment, skin needling and chemical peels.
Can wrinkles be prevented?
There are multiple causes of wrinkles, including:
- Bad habits like propping up your face with your fist
- Genetic factors
- Habitual facial expressions
- Photodamage from sun exposure
- Sleeping on your stomach or side
Read on to discover how to prevent wrinkles.
Use sun protection
Using SPF50+ sunscreen daily prevents sunburn and sun damage, and can also help your skin stay healthy and youthful looking. Sun protection includes wearing a broad-brimmed hat, long sleeves, and sunglasses. To avoid photo ageing of your hands, consider wearing gloves while driving.
When using sunscreen, it’s essential to apply it to all exposed parts of your body. Reapply sunscreen every two hours if you’re outside or are swimming.
Topical vitamin A-based drugs called retinoids have been clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Retinoids stimulate the production of collagen and new blood vessels in your skin. For optimal results, it takes three to six months of regular use under medical supervision. It’s important to note that retinoids can cause skin irritation and dryness. If you’re using retinoids, your skin will become more sensitive to sunlight, so sunscreen must be worn daily.
Drink lots of water
Water keeps your body refreshed and hydrated and helps improve your skin elasticity. People who drink lots of water tend to have fewer wrinkles and lines than people who don’t drink water.
Keeping your skin moisturised can help improve the appearance of your skin. Moisturiser temporarily plumps the skin, making wrinkles and lines less visible. We have a range of moisturisers available in our online skincare shop.
How to treat ageing skin
Melbourne Cosmetic Specialists offers a wide range of services to treat ageing skin. At your initial consultation, our experienced and highly trained cosmetic specialists can advise and tailor treatments to help with aging skin. We have experience treating wrinkles by age group, including young people with wrinkles.
Anti-wrinkle injections are one of the most popular non-surgical ways to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. These injections block nerve activity in the injected facial muscles, reducing muscle movement and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. With no downtime required, our anti-wrinkle injection treatments help with facial skin ageing on your:
- Frown lines (often called number 11s)
- Crow’s feet
- Brow height and shape
- Upper lip
- Vertical neck bands
- Bunny lines on the nose
- Chin dimpling.
Anti-wrinkle injections can also soften the masseter (chewing) muscles. This treatment is beneficial for people who grind their teeth as they sleep. We can also use anti-wrinkle injections to treat facial, hand, feet, and armpit sweating.
Want fresh, glowing skin? Our chemical peels stimulate the production of new skin cells so your skin looks brighter and more youthful. We offer a range of chemical peels based on organic compounds like lactic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin A. Chemical peels help with ageing skin because they:
- Reduce pore size
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Reduce excess sebum (your skin’s natural oils).
At the consultation, our cosmetic specialists will advise which chemical peel will provide you with optimal results. Our chemical peels can be a stand-alone treatment or combined with microdermabrasion treatment.
Microdermabrasion treatment can reduce the signs of facial skin ageing by stimulating elastin and collagen production. This non-invasive procedure gently removes skin cells to reveal a more luminous and smoother complexion, and is an ideal treatment for:
- Acne, whiteheads, or blackheads
- Dull complexion
- Enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Irregular skin pigmentation
- Shallow scarring from chicken pox or acne
- Sun damaged skin
- Uneven skin texture and tone
Skin needling (sometimes known as Dermal Rolling) uses microneedles on a medical grade roller over the skin to create evenly-spaced, tiny punctures in your skin. This microdamage stimulates the production of elastin and collagen by the skin, resulting in a fresher and younger-looking complexion.
Skin needling benefits include:
- Increase in skin’s production of collagen and elastin
- Plumper and fresher-looking appearance
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced skin pigmentation
- Smoother skin tone
Get in touch for a consult today
Want to prevent wrinkles from forming? Fed up with looking older than you feel? Melbourne Cosmetic Specialists offer a comprehensive consultation with experienced clinicians. We can tailor a treatment plan using anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatment. Whether you’re after a smoother forehead or fewer worry lines, your fresher-looking complexion will help you feel more confident. Book a consultation here.