WrinklesWrinkles are a natural part of aging. As you grow older, your skin gets thinner, drier and less elastic. And it becomes less able to protect itself from damage. As a result, wrinkles, lines and creases form in your skin. Although genetics are the most important determiner of skin texture, a major contributor to wrinkles is spending too much time in the sun. Smoking also can negatively affect how your skin looks.
There are two broad categories of wrinkles: (1) Dynamic wrinkles (2) fine wrinkles, and (3)skin fold wrinkles.
Doctors call them dynamic wrinkles. Everyone else simply calls them smile lines and frown lines. No matter what you call them, they are the most troublesome of all wrinkles and often are the most difficult to treat. They are our crow's feet, scowl lines, forehead creases, and lip wrinkles. They develop because each time we smile, laugh, or frown, our skin creases or folds in the same way. After making the same expressions time after time, our skin "remembers" these creases even when they are not there. These wrinkles can be improved through SmartX and BOTOX®.
Fine wrinkles are seen on dry crepe paper skin (usually on the cheeks). These wrinkles are superficial and their removal is relatively easy through specialized skincare prescribed by the doctors at the Sloane Clinic, customized face peels that will help to exfoliate dead skin cells and perk up the skin, and Light Lift lasers and Micro-Refine.
Skin Fold Wrinkles
Skin fold wrinkles are the wrinkles that go from the corner of our noses, around our mouths, and down to our chins. They look like big parentheses around our mouths. They develop within the skin fold (called nasolabial fold by doctors) which is due to sagging cheeks. Because these wrinkles are due to sagging skin, the only way to treat them is by tightening the skin... through Thermage, and fillers.
If your wrinkles are bothering you, you have more options than ever to help eliminate or at least diminish their appearance. At The Sloane Clinic, we provide the most complete and successful therapies available. Multiple laser systems can be used at the same session for the most effective results.
If you need more information or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact us at any branch of The Sloane Clinic. We will be pleased to assist you further.