As ageing occurs, a person’s skin cells divide more slowly, and the inner skin, or dermis, starts to thin. Wrinkles develop as we get older because natural substances such as collagen , elastin (the protein that causes tissue to stretch) and hyaluronic acid (which gives skin volume), which provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age.
Over time skin loses its elasticity; when pressed, it no longer springs back to its initial position but instead sags and forms furrows or wrinkles. Frown lines (lines between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet (lines that radiate from the corners of the eyes) appear due to persistent small muscle contractions. Habitual facial expressions also form characteristic lines and contribute to the formation of jowls and drooping eyelids.
Anti-ageing skin care, is designed to combat some of these skin ageing processes, and to reduce wrinkles.
There are two major types of cosmetic injection used for wrinkle treatment to improve cosmetic appearance – injectable muscle relaxants and injectable dermal fillers. These can be used together or in isolation in the treatment of facial wrinkles. The best treatment for you will depend on the area being treated and the severity of the wrinkle, both of which vary from individual to individual.