Aging and Fillers
As we age, our skin undergoes multiple cellular changes that occur daily throughout our lives. There is regeneration of collagen which slows down as we age, free radical damage from the sun exposure and the environment pollution. When we focus on the face, repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or laughing causes skin to furrow and fold. With the decline in collagen, the skin becomes less elastic and some lines or wrinkles begin to form.
To maintain a smooth and wrinkle-free complexion, we would need to constantly resurface the skin, shedding dead skin cells and boosting the formation of new collagen. We can achieve this with lasers (Q Switch and Sylfirm) and collagen stimulators (Rejuran and Sculptra). Botox works beneath the surface of the skin and relaxes muscle movement, bringing about a temporarily reduction in the appearance and depth of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Skin will look more rested and smooth.
The aging face undergoes changes at every level. Skin becomes less elastic and wrinkles form, the fat pads shrink in size and cheeks becomes sunken, bone structure becomes smaller and skin loses its support and begins to sag.
Ways to Treat Wrinkles and Lines
You need to be healthy and at least 18 years old before you can get botulinum toxin injections.
Contraindications to Botox:
- Have a neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis
- Pregnant or breast feeding
- Suffer from muscle disease or facial weakness
If you are planning to get botulinum toxin injections, you must tell your doctor about your medical history and all the medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you currently take.
Fillers are cosmetic treatments administered by a skilled doctor, and are minimally invasive as it does not involve surgery. There are many types of fillers with varying uses for different areas of the face and to address different skin issues.
Dermal Fillers are used to prevent and reverse the signs of skin aging. They help visibly correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles, lines, folds and adds volume and fullness to the face. The key is in understanding what your skin needs and working with a skilled doctor to come up with a routine that works for you.
Sculptra is a collagen booster that works on all areas of the face except eyes, to give it a subtle but effective volume and firmer skin with natural looking results. This not only works on more mature skin types but also for younger people who have skinny or sunken looking faces, allowing them to have plumper looking cheeks which will give them a more refreshed look.
Sylfirm uses SR3 technology which is repeated ultra-short pulses that reacts only to abnormal blood vessels and excess pigment production. It addresses skin concerns such as flushing (redness), rosacea, PIH (Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation) freckles, pores, wrinkles, acne scars and uneven skin tone.
This selective treatment allows us to control abnormal blood vessel formation, regulation of VEGF production and dermal rejuvenation. Its gold-plated micro needles ensures the fractional radio frequency energy is delivered to the deeper skin layers where it works to treat the skin basement membrane, without harming surrounding skin.
Yes with the right dose and exemplary skills of the aesthetic doctor.