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Can You Remove Fine Lines & Wrinkles Without Surgery?

Removing fine lines and wrinkles with aesthetic treatments

What Is Ageing?

Ageing is the process when your appearance becomes older. Usually, the main culprit is loose and saggy skin that is caused by the accumulation of various molecular and cellular damage over time.

Starting from the age of 25 onwards, fine lines or wrinkles are usually the first sign of ageing, it usually starts to appear on the eyes as a sign of ageing, however, it can also appear on areas like the neck and mouth areas.

 

Types Of Ageing

Ageing can be classified into 3 types.

Biological Ageing: A type of ageing that affects the body system responsible for daily movement and functioning such as the digestive system, the spine, joints, and vital organs.

Psychological Ageing: A type of ageing that affects the brain or changes in cognitive capabilities that could affect problem-solving. An ageing that usually affects the elderly.

Social Ageing: A type of ageing referring to the changes in social habits and the way a person behaves over time in a social setting.

 

Fine Lines And Wrinkles: What Are They?

Fine lines and wrinkles are lines and creases that appear on the face, showing signs of ageing. Fine lines are usually the tell tale signs of ageing. They are lines that usually appear around the eye area but can also appear on other parts of the body. Fine lines also tend to form along the expression lines when we smile, forming from the nose area to the corners of the mouth, also known as laugh lines.

Wrinkles also refers to lines and creases on the skin, however, it is gradually developed from fine lines.

Fine lines usually have finer lines that appear as small lines or creases on the skin, further away from the deeper layer of the skin and closer to the top layer of the skin. It appears when repetitive movements are made like the eyes or mouth area when we smile or squint. While wrinkles have a deeper crease or folds within the skin that are more visible.

 

What Causes Fine Lines And Wrinkles?

Collagen is a very important source because it is a protein that is responsible to serve as one of the main support for the bones, hair, muscles, ligaments and skin. Loose and saggy skin is an obvious sign of collagen lost whereas the skin loses its elasticity to support the skin and maintain its firmness, leading to dehydration and thinning of the skin and form fine lines and wrinkles.

Other than ageing and a loss in collagen, there are many factors that also leads to fine lines and wrinkles:

  • Sunlight: Sun produces ultraviolet (UV) rays that are known to be harmful. It is one of the fastest ways to speed up the process of ageing. As the sun shines towards the face, it becomes the primary cause of wrinkling. Skin’s connective tissues including collagen and elastin underneath the deep layer or skin are broken down and damaged by the ultraviolet rays.
  • Dehydrated Skin: Skin that does not contain enough moisture can lead to dry skin because our body requires a normal level of moisture to maintain the skin’s smoothness. With a lack of water in our body, it results in the formation of fine lines which display signs of premature ageing.
  • Repeated Facial Expressions: When a facial muscle is used, the underneath layer of the skin will lead to the forming of groove. Age is also another factor for it because as we mature in age, our skin follows. The skin loses its strength and flexibility, and when the same facial expressions are repeated, the grooves will become permanent features on the face.

 

Factors Causing You To Age Faster

  • Smoking: Destroys collagen and elastin in the skin that is in-charge of skin regeneration for old collagen to break down and remove by itself naturally from the body. Smoking can create a negative impact for the body to slow down or decrease the amount of collagen production, responsible for maintaining the skin’s firmness and preventing fine lines or wrinkles to form.
  • Alcohol: Dehydrates the skin as alcohol causes a reduction in a hormone produced naturally by the body known as vasopressin. Vasopressin is responsible for retaining the water in our body that prevents our body from becoming dehydrated when we are not drinking any water. Dehydration leads to a loss in radiance on the skin and forms fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Types Of Wrinkles

  • Dynamic Wrinkles are wrinkles that do not appear when the muscles are relaxed or when there is no facial expression formed. The wrinkles only appear when a movement is made by a muscle group.
  • Static Wrinkles are wrinkles that developed from dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are permanent wrinkles that show even when there are no movements made to the muscles of facial expressions.

 

Can Fine Lines Or Wrinkles Go Away On Its Own?

We cannot reverse fine lines and wrinkles or neither it will go away on its own. However, it can be reduced with regular and proper skincare done daily.

 

Does Moisturizer Benefit The Skin?

Moisturizer benefits the skin by acting as a skin barrier repair for water loss and replacements of skin lipids, also known as the skin’s natural fat. Lipids are classified into two kinds also known as epidermal and sebaceous. Moisturizers add moisture to the skin which provides hydration to the skin, reducing lines on the face.

 

Does Too Much Moisturizer Cause Skin Ageing?

Over use of moisturizer can cause ageing because it can cause damage to the barrier function and cellular function of the skin, preventing the skin itself from repairing which causes the skin to become sensitive and speed up the skin ageing process.

 

Can You Remove Fine Lines & Wrinkles Without Surgery?

Many aesthetic treatments do not require going under the knife to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. As wrinkles are classified into dynamic and static wrinkles, different types of treatment will be required to treat the concerns.

Treatment for Dynamic Wrinkles:

  • Injectable Neurotoxins BTX is an injectable treatment for wrinkles removal and jaw reduction using muscle neurotoxins that temporarily paralyse muscles and soften the appearance of wrinkles on the face like frown lines, forehead lines and eye area.

Treatments for Static Wrinkles:

  • Dermal Filler is an injectable treatment that get rid of fine lines or wrinkles, softening skin folds, replacing volume loss, stimulating collagen production, boosting skin hydration, skin rejuvenation, as well as treating face areas for facial enhancement and contour to reduce any signs of facial ageing. Dermal Filler can be differentiated into 3 kinds including temporary, semi-permanent and permanent.

Temporary Filler: Made up of hyaluronic acid that happens naturally in the skin that can last around 9 to 15 months.

Semi-Permanent Filler: Added benefit like stimulating collagen production and effect of volumizing the appearance, lasting around 1.5 to 2 years.

Permanent Filler: Lasting up to 5 years or more, it is not decomposable as this treatment cannot be broken down quickly by the body compared to temporary and semi-permanent filler. Therefore in recent years, it has become unpopular due to the high risk of complications and irreversibility.

  • Skin Booster is an anti-ageing injectable treatment that reverse ageing process to boost skin laxity, brightness and improves overall skin hydration through injecting hyaluronic acid on the face to achieve a smoother and brighter skin, reducing acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles

 

Conclusion

Fine lines and wrinkles are unavoidable when we reach a certain age. However, with proper care and non-surgical aesthetic treatments, it is possible to achieve a wrinkle-free look using non-surgical aesthetic treatment with minimal to no downtime, resuming with your daily activities right after the treatment.

  • HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. It is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound energy to target the foundational skin layers like the deep dermis and SMAS layer to provide an effective triple layer lifting effect on the targeted areas, suited for people with concerns like saggy skin due to ageing, fine lines or wrinkles, facial fats, double chin and uneven skin tone or texture including dark eye circles. It promotes skin tightening, face lifting and firming, reducing fine lines or wrinkles, melting facial fats like double chin and evens out skin tone like dark eye circles reduction.
  • Dermal Filler is an injectable treatment that get rid of fine lines or wrinkles, softening skin folds, replacing volume loss, stimulating collagen production, boosting skin hydration, skin rejuvenation, as well as treating face areas for facial enhancement and contour to reduce any signs of facial ageing. Dermal Filler can be differentiated into 3 kinds including temporary, semi-permanent and permanent.

Temporary Filler: Made up of hyaluronic acid that happens naturally in the skin that can last around 9 to 15 months.

Semi-Permanent Filler: Added benefit like stimulating collagen production and effect of volumizing the appearance, lasting around 1.5 to 2 years.

Permanent Filler: Lasting up to 5 years or more, it is not decomposable as this treatment cannot be broken down quickly by the body compared to temporary and semi-permanent filler. Therefore in recent years, it has become unpopular due to the high risk of complications and irreversibility.

  • Skin Booster is an anti-ageing injectable treatment that reverse ageing process to boost skin laxity, brightness and improves overall skin hydration through injecting hyaluronic acid on the face to achieve a smoother and brighter skin, reducing acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles

 

Conclusion

Fine lines and wrinkles are unavoidable when we reach a certain age. However, with proper care and non-surgical aesthetic treatments, it is possible to achieve a wrinkle-free look using non-surgical aesthetic treatment with minimal to no downtime, resuming with your daily activities right after the treatment.

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