Fine lines and wrinkles can be the first signs of ageing skin.
From the mid 20’s skin degeneration or thinning starts. Less collagen and elastin fibres are produced, further weakening the connective tissue, that is a vital component of the firmness inthe skin. With the additional pull from gravity, wrinkles form downwards, such as the sagging of cheeks and drooping of eyelids.
Apart from age, the face may also reflect how we treat the body and skin. Smoking, alcohol, lack of sleep and rest, dehydration, stress, sun light exposure and other factors impact the skin.
Nasolabial folds and loss of volume
Nasolabial folds appear due to a combination of relaxation, thinning of the skin and and loss of volume of the fat deposits lateral to the fold. This process worsens with age, damage from sunlight exposure and smoking.
Treatments for Fine lines and wrinkles
There are a number of treatments available for fine line and wrinkles. Often, a combination of treatments is best suited.
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU is a non-surgical facelift. It is the newest and most advanced treatment option available. It can be used for general skin tightening of the face and body. Results often last longer than BTX-A or hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
My Skin Clinic in Islamabad is one of the few clinics to offer high quality HIFU treatment in Pakistan.
Botulinum toxin type A
BTX-A is a natural protein produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. It is used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, frownline, crows feet and marionette lines. Further, it may give relief in cases of depression, migraine and excessive sweating (hyperhydrosis).
Collagen and hyaluronic acid are used to fill in lines, smoothen lines and folds on the face or to add volume, for instance in the cheeks.
We provide personalised hyaluronic acid dermal fillers treatments at My Skin Clinic in Islamabad. Our expert doctors use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to smooth, lift, sculpt and rejuvenate the face. Dermal fillers treatments are a convenient and non-surgical solution, if you want to refresh and enhance your appearance. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers treatments are particularly effective if you would like to:
- Define, sculpt and lift the face with cheek fillers
- Improve shape and enhance lips with lip fillers
- Revive and refresh tired-looking eyes with tear trough fillers
- Smooth away wrinkles and deep folds with facial fillers
PRP can also be used as a filler. Combing fillers may accentuate the overall aesthetic effect.
HydraFacial or Hydradermabrasion
HydraFacial is one of the newest development in non-laser skin rejuvenation. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration with antioxidant protection. It can improve fine lines, wrinkles, blackheads, hyperpigmentation and congested and enlarged pores.
It can be used in combination with other skin care products such as LED light, peels or antioxidant serums.
Minutely controlled trauma to the skin stimulates the body’s own repairing and healing processes and increases the production of collagen. Collagen helps smoothen out fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling is also labelled as Collagen Induction Therapy and Medical Skin Needling.
It can be combined with Platelet Rich Plasma for a synergetic effect – the socalled Vampire Facial or Vampire Facelift.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma activates the body’s repairing and healing processes through the injection of a high concentration of platelets and growth factors, into areas where it is needed. PRP induces increased collagen production and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP can be used as a stand alone treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be combined with Microneedling and dermal fillers such as Hyaluronic Acid, for a synergetic effect.
Vampire Facial and/or Vampire Facelift
This is a combination of Microneedling and PRP and/or Hyaluronic Acid.
Vampire Facial: PRP is not injected but used topically along with Microneedling.
Vampire Facelift: PRP and/or Hyaluronic Acid is injected while Microneedling is used on the skin.
We only used high quality PRP from Dr PRP (Korean/American), GloPRP (Finnish) or PRP kits that are CE or FDA approved.
What to do next?
It can be difficult to assess the differences between the various treatments, pros and cons. Some treatments may need to be combined for the best results.
Naturally, there will be many questions and uncertainties. It’s also vital, that your expectations match what can realistically be expected from the various procedures.
Dial 0317 55 55 930 or 0317 55 55 920 to set up a consultation.