The appearance and development of wrinkles on our skin as we get older is inevitable. A part from the skin ageing process, there are a number of contributing factors that can accelerate the development of wrinkles and fine lines. These include things such as exposure to the sun (UV rays), oxidants in the air such as car fumes and smog, smoking cigarettes, alcohol and drinking caffeinated drinks.
As we age the production of sebum (the glue that holds skin together) reduces, the skin becomes thinner and less hydrated and this is why the creases (or as we call them wrinkles) begin to appear.
The areas of skin that are effected most by fine lines and wrinkles are those that are regularly exposed, i.e. the face, hands, neck and décolletage. For those of us who are conscious about our appearance at any level, the formation of wrinkles and fine lines can have quite a dramatic effect on the way we feel and can even reduce our confidence. Therefore we seek treatments to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
One option for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the lower part of the face (nose to mouth lines, vertical smokers lines, mouth corners, mouth to chin lines, jaw lines, general wrinkle improvement) is an injectable treatment known as a dermal filler. This is where a solution is injected into the areas where there are wrinkles, to plump up the area for a length of time so that the skin appears flat once again. If this is an option that you would consider, then here are some dermal filler do’s and don’ts to follow before a treatment.
Do drink plenty of water, to ensure that you are well hydrated before the treatment.
Don’t opt for a cheap filler – It’s advised that you base your decision to have a filler on the clinic and the qualifications of the clinician, not the price offered.
Do make sure you know what is being injected into your face. Make sure the clinician / surgeon will be using only government approved products.
Don’t go for dermal fillers at the local shopping centre or at someone’s home. This treatment should be performed in a medical environment, i.e. at a clinic or within a certified spa.
Do tell your clinician about any and ALL medical conditions you may have before having a treatment; do not hide anything about your medical history. Whilst you will be keen to make adjustments to your appearance, remember that some medical conditions can affect a procedure and cause you serious issues.
Don’t take Ibuprofen, aspirin or other pain relief tablets before treatment (unless it has been recommended by the clinician). This is because these may hasten or cause bruising.
Dermal fillers are just one of the anti wrinkle treatments carried out by The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in Beaconsfield. They offer a range of medical aesthetic cosmetic treatments that are considered to be leading alternatives to plastic surgery.