Medical anti-wrinkle treatment and rejuvenation
Two processes are mainly responsible for making our faces appear older as we age: the formation of wrinkles, caused simply by our daily facial expressions, and the changing contours of the face, caused by the skin losing its elasticity and volume, which results in sagging. There are two basic proven approaches in the treatment of wrinkles and facial rejuvenation and it is often useful to combine both. One aims to minimize the power of the expressive facial muscles using Botox®, the other aims to provide support in certain areas by using hyaluronic acid, a gel-like substance, which returns the face to its youthful state. As a bonus, added volume indirectly reduces wrinkles, as well as moisturizing and strengthening the skin deep down, enabling it to protect itself better from wrinkles.
The classic anti-wrinkle injection treatment, where wrinkles are isolated and treated individually, is now outdated. As volume is selectively added to areas of the face that don’t necessarily have much volume at a young age, it results in unnatural-looking bloating that has nothing in common with natural facial contours. That’s why, in our clinic, instead of treating individual wrinkles, we choose to inject whole areas, ensuring a harmonious, balanced and natural result.
Botox®: for the treatment of facial wrinkles
Many wrinkles are simply caused by the way we use our facial muscles to express ourselves. Typical facial wrinkles with negative connotations are frown lines or furrows between the eyes, which can make us look like we are worrying and negative. To remove facial wrinkles likes these, Botulinum is ideal. The most famous product made with the active ingredient Botulinim toxin is Botox®. Botulinum is a protein made by bacteria that prevents the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscle (or the sweat glands). Depending on the dosage, use of specific facial muscles is reduced or blocked, the relevant area of the face relaxes, and in turn the skin becomes smoother.
Hyaluronic acid: for the indirect treatment of static wrinkles
Static wrinkles occur with age due to volume loss and diminished elasticity in the connective tissue, as well due to as gravitational forces. To smooth static and deeper wrinkles, and raise furrows and sunken areas, hyaluronic acid filler is ideal. Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gel-like substance that occurs naturally in humans and animals. Thanks to the new Pix’L needles, hyaluronic acid can be easily and evenly injected into the skin, creating soft, natural transitions between treated and non-treated areas. Especially suited to this kind of anti-wrinkle treatment are softer wrinkles such as crow’s feet or upper lip lines, medium to deeper forehead wrinkles and creases around the nose and mouth. In our practice, we don’t treat wrinkles directly; instead the filler is often placed in adjacent regions that used to have more volume, and which indirectly affect the area we are treating. In addition, modern hyaluronic acid products are ideally suited as lip fillers and to plump up earlobes.
For more detailed information about our wrinkle treatment with Botox® and hyaluronic acid, please click on the links below:
- Anti-wrinkle treatment with Botox®
- Anti-wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid