Wrinkles are a natural process of ageing, caused by skin laxity, volume loss or strong muscles. Treatments are directed at the causes of wrinkles. These include muscle relaxants, fillers, chemical peels, lasers and even mini face and eyelifts, depending on the severity of wrinkles. Wrinkles are only part of the balance of skin texture, tone and volume. The balance of all three aspects of ageing will give the best and most natural results.
- Wrinkles and lines develop with age, and are made worse with UV exposure
- Wrinkles can be classed as static- present at rest, or dynamic, present when muscles contract
- Dynamic wrinkle are treated with muscle relaxants including Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
- Static wrinkles are treated with fillers, laser resurfacing or lifting
- Mild wrinkles can be improved with AHA chemical peels and skin laser toning
- For perfect facial harmony with natural results, the balance between skin texture, tone and volume is essential
Frown lines and forehead lines can be relaxed using anti-wrinkle injections. These work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. A good injector knows how to make the results look and feel natural.
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As a guide 15-20 units of Botox are needed for the forehead, and 25-45 units (in males) of Botox are needed for the frown lines. The crows feet require 4-8 units of Botox on each side. Botox last between 3-6 months.
Eye wrinkles are one of the most requested wrinkles to soften or remove.
If you have smile lines or crow’s feet the use of anti-wrinkle muscle relaxants can treat and prevent the progression of wrinkling. I also use a method of filling called Dermal Hydration to remove wrinkles with little or no downtime.– Wrinkle treatment brisbane.
Under eye wrinkles or wrinkling of your upper eyelid can be treated with either surgical or laser procedure, know as blepharoplasty. This is suited for patients with poor skin tone around the eye area.
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Fine lip wrinkles and lines can respond to skin laser toning and dermal fillers. Fillers can restore loss volume in and around the lip area, and provide a more youthful appearance.
Severe lip lines and wrinkles can be erased by laser resurfacing, most often using a combination of erbium and fractional lasers. Laser and BOTOX can be used to treat wrinkle treatment brisbane by davin lim.
Jowl lines and marionette lines occur due to poor skin tone around the cheek and jawbone areas. This can be treated with –
- Ultherapy – this is the latest in non-surgical face lifting and involves the use of HIFU or High Intensity Focus Ultrasound. This is ideal for moderate laxity
- RadioFrequency using eMatrix to key areas. This treatment stimulates collagen and over time improves skin tone- ideal for mild laxity.
- CO2 Fractional laser can be useful, especially if skin tone and texture needs to be addressed. This can be done as part of a laser face lift.
- Mini-S- face lifts are indicated if jowl lines are pronounced- this can give instant, long lasting lifts, that look natural.
- Fillers can temporarily hide jowl lines, but are especially useful for marionette lines.
- The best treatments are combination treatments as they address both skin TONE and skin VOLUME
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Non-surgical face lifting of the mid and lower face can be achieved using Ultherapy. This is a non-invasive treatment that can tighten collagen over time, reducing cheek wrinkles and lines. Unlike laser, Ultherapy has no downtime and is best suited for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity.
CO2 Fractional laser is a step up from RF, and directs more heat into the skin, this results in better improvements of cheek lines, wrinkles and skin texture.
Fillers can be an excellent method to add volume, reduce lines, and provide a more balanced and youthful appearance.
For severe wrinkles, sun damage and marked loss of skin tone, laser face lifts and mini-s-face lifts give outstanding and natural results.
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Combination treatments complement each other- lasers treat skin texture, including fine lines, muscle relaxants such a Botox relax wrinkles, whilst fillers provide lift, volume and wrinkle reduction. Filler treatments are one of my areas of expertise. I like performing this procedure because the results are instantaneous, downtime is zero, and it provides a natural enhancement and correction of facial features.
Combination treatment with Botox to forehead area and fillers to the mid cheek and smile lines.
Patients in the late 30s can benefit from anti-wrinkle prevention and correction.
Patients in the late 40s can benefit from anti-wrinkle prevention and lifting thru volume correction.
Patients in the late 50s can benefit from anti-wrinkle prevention, volume replacement, lifting, as well as laser surgery for improvement of skin texture.
Treating and preventing wrinkles in younger patients is not a problem, however as one ages, getting the balance correct is very important- this is known as facial harmony. Facial harmony balances skin texture, tone and volume. Having a Specialist understand all aspects of ageing, including lifting skin, volume replacement, and of course wrinkle treatment is important for the very best, but natural results.
This will depend on what treatments are used, and which areas you would like to target. Muscle relaxants performed by a Dr Davin Lim start from $21 per unit, and fillers such as fillers start from $1190 upwards.
Laser resurfacing, Silhouette Thread lifts, Ultherapy and mini-face lifts are high-end treatments, a consult is needed to discuss which method will give you the best results. Wrinkle treatment Brisbane by Dr Lim equals natural results.
By Dr Davin Lim
Laser and Aesthetic Dermatologist
Wrinkle Treatment Brisbane
Wrinkles are a natural process of ageing. Can I remove all wrinkles? Yes! Using methods such as face-lifting, filling and laser-resurfacing, we can get close to 100% wrinkle removal. Will this be a natural look for someone in say their 50s upwards? Absolutely not. The right wrinkling for you age is essential for a natural result.
In order to customise a treatment program for your personal profile, I need to understand your expectations and objectives. This allows me to formulate scientifically proven products, lasers and surgical techniques to restore and enhance facial balance. Depending on the severity of wrinkles and sun damage, I have an array of treatments such as Ultherapy, Thermage, RF Radiofrequency treatments, INFINI skin needling, ePrime-Profound RF, all the way to Fraxel, CO2 and mini-s face lifts. Fillers are often underestimated in how we can achieve wrinkle removal thru volume replacement. Wrinkle prevention is just as important as wrinkle removal, if it doesn’t crinkle, it won’t wrinkle. The early use of small amounts of Botox (called Micro Botox) in key areas can prevent wrinkles, especially around the forehead and frown lines. Wrinkle treat Brisbane uses multiple treatment method, including Botox and Juvederm to get natural results.
Time and time again I will reinforce the need to strike the balance between improving skin texture, tone and volume, as this gives the most beautiful, but also the most natural results. Botox or Juvederm is not the only method to remove wrinkle treatment Brisbane.