Wrinkle Treatments

As we age, skin cells divide more slowly, and the inner skin (or dermis), starts to thin. Fat cells beneath the dermis begin to atrophy, and the underlying network of elastin and collagen fibers loosen and unravel. Fat cells provide “scaffolding” for the surface layers, skin begins to visibly lose its elasticity. When pressed, it no longer springs back.
The skin’s ability to retain moisture also decreases as the sweat and oil-secreting glands become less productive. Skin becomes drier and is slower in repairing itself.

Facial expressions–or dynamic motion–also cause permanent creases over time. Frown lines (those between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet (lines that radiate from the corners of the eyes) develop because of repeated small muscle contractions and habitual facial expressions form characteristic lines.

The degree of wrinkling depends on your genetic makeup, but smoking, dry skin and sun exposure (especially sunburns) make it worse. In fact, exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. And most of the photoaging effects occur by age 20, even though it may take years to see it.

What You Can Do

  • Cover up: Apply sun protection every time you go outside, all year long. Use a broad spectrum sunblock with an SPF of 30 and make sure it contains a physical sun block like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Remember to apply sunblock to the scalp (for thinning hair), ears, lips, neck, décolleté and hands.
  • Stay hydrated inside and out: Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day and apply moisturiser immediately after bathing.
  • Make antioxidants a part of your daily routine: Green tea, polyphenols, Vitamin E and Vitamin C all work to prevent cellular damage caused by the environment.
  • Use products with cell-communicating ingredients: like retinoids, peptides and niacinamide. They inhibit collagen breakdown and instruct cells to behave more “youthfully”.
  • Exfoliate: Using lactic and salicylic acids helps shed surface skin cells and help smooth skin texture.

What To Avoid

  • Smoking: As if you needed another reason to quit, smoking robs your skin of moisture and causes premature wrinkles, especially around the mouth.
  • Tanning beds: The UV light is just as damaging as the sun.
  • Mishandling the skin: Repeated rubbing and tugging can damage skin, especially around the sensitive eye area. Always treat skin gently, with a light touch.
  • Sleeping on your stomach: Resting your face on the pillow in the same way every night for years and years causes “sleep lines” to be etched on the surface of your skin.

SKYN Solutions

Wrinkle Relaxers temporarily relax the muscles in the forehead and around the eyes. Because the muscles are relaxed, the overlying skin smoothes out, which also prevents new creases from developing.

For More information click here: Wrinkle Relaxer Injections

Injections of volume-produce gels fill in creases, lifting and smoothing them out. For More information click here: Dermal Fillers.

Fractional laser technology that refreshes skin from the inside out.

For More Information: Clear & Brilliant.

Use your own ‘enriched’ plasma as an advanced anti-ageing treatment. For more information: PRP

ZO Stimulator peel is the newest addition to the family of peels brought to us by Dr Zein Obagi. This peel is different because the results are remarkable with zero downtime!

For more information: ZO Stimulator peel

Vigorous, medical-grade exfoliation removes the build-up of dead surface skin cells and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

For more information: Microdermabrasion

Our new laser treats ageing, sagging skin with pigmentation, wrinkles and laxity, with quick and easy recovery and little downtime. For More Information: INFINI RF & Microneedling

Boost collagen with PDO threads and restore a more youthful glow: PDO Threads

To help you make confident decisions on your aesthetic journey and ensure you achieve your goals, SKYN offers clients a consultation with our Talent. For more information: consultation

Our world-class skin analysis technology uses multi-spectral imaging to reveal damage and signs of ageing on and beneath the surface of the skin that is not visible to the human eye. For more information: SKYN® DEEP Skin Analysis

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For a consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or book online.