How to remove wrinkles

Как убрать морщины

Wrinkles are an inevitable companion of aging and, of course, most of us want to reduce their number, or better yet, get rid of them altogether. Subconsciously, wrinkles are associated with age, so if you want to look younger, first of all, you need to fight wrinkles.

Wrinkles are folds that form on the skin as a result of various factors such as aging or damage to the skin from solar ultraviolet radiation.

Why do wrinkles appear?

Wrinkles are the result of loss of skin volume. They are completely natural. The skin thins over time due to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin proteins. This slowdown also causes the skin to become less resistant to damage, lose elasticity, and develop wrinkles.

Add to this the loss of fat that occurs as you get older, and facial wrinkles become more pronounced. To figure out how to quickly get rid of wrinkles on the face, you need to understand what they appear from.

 

mechanism wrinkles

What causes wrinkles?

There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of wrinkles. The most important are the following:

📌 Aging. As we age, skin cells divide more slowly. The inner layer of the skin, called the dermis, begins to thin out. The network of elastin and collagen fibers that support the outer layer loosens and disintegrates. As a result, deepenings – wrinkles are formed on the surface of the skin.

📌 Contractions of the facial muscles. Lines between the eyebrows (frown lines) and lines coming out of the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) are thought to be due to contractions of the underlying muscles. Smiling, frowning, and other habitual facial expressions make wrinkles more visible with age. And in this case, you definitely can’t do without a variety of methods to combat wrinkles.

📌 Sun exposure. The ultraviolet rays of the sun, which cause photoaging, damage collagen fibers (the main structural proteins of the skin) and elastin fibers (the protein that allows the skin to stretch). Both of these fibers are important components of the connective tissue of the skin. Without them, the skin loses its strength and flexibility, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles.

📌 Smoking. Researchers have found that smoking tobacco products reduces collagen production. A lack of collagen leads to wrinkles. This may also be due to insufficient blood supply to the skin, also caused by smoking. In this case, it will be necessary to decide on ways to get rid of certain types of wrinkles.

Types of wrinkles

Cosmetologists classify the following types of wrinkles:

Mimic wrinkles – are the result of the action of active muscle contractions on the nearby skin. And the question of how to remove superficial wrinkles does not lose its relevance. However, the rate of formation of facial wrinkles directly depends on the nature of facial expressions. Especially quickly they occur in the areas of muscle clamps. This is how wrinkles are formed on the forehead, on the bridge of the nose, around the eyes, “purse-string” wrinkles around the mouth. Also, the beautician will tell you how to get rid of purse-string wrinkles.

Deep wrinkles. Such wrinkles affect not only the upper layers of the skin, but also the subcutaneous fat, it is already more difficult to remove wrinkles of this type. First of all, they appear in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bnatural folds of the skin – for example, nasolabial folds. The formation of deep wrinkles is largely genetically determined and depends on the individual characteristics of the face. As a result of these processes, skin elasticity is lost, elasticity is broken, deformation of the face oval appears, sagging of the skin of the eyelids occurs, as well as deformation of the bucco-zygomatic region and, accordingly, wrinkles.

Localization of wrinkles:

The most common wrinkles are:

  • Frontal (wrinkles on the forehead);
  • Around the mouth and nasolabial,
  • “Crow’s feet” – wrinkles around the eyes,
  • “Lion” (formed between the eyebrows)

However, wrinkles often occur in other places as well (as in the picture below)

 

wrinkle-reduction

The most effective ways to fight wrinkles

Let’s talk about how to remove wrinkles without surgery: botulinum therapy, laser techniques, contouring.

✅ Botulinum toxin. Botulinum toxin injections immobilize overly active mimic muscles for several months. Together with the relaxed muscle after botulinum therapy, the skin also rests, ceasing to gather into folds, as a result, wrinkles are smoothed out.

✅ Contour plastic. Wrinkles are filled from the inside with the introduction of high-molecular hyaluronic acid – a rather dense, but plastic gel, which, when skillfully applied, perfectly corrects deep folds and allows you to remove wrinkles.

✅ Instrumental methods. The devices fight wrinkles in one way or another, tightening the collagen-elastin skeleton, or starting the process of skin renewal.

 

How to get rid of mimic wrinkles on the face

Injection therapy with botulinum toxin type A

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Botulinum toxin therapy is a non-injectable procedure that helps to remove facial wrinkles and reduce signs of aging by relaxing the facial muscles. You can resume most of your daily activities immediately after the procedure, and the results will be visible after 3 days.

The injected drug consists of various forms of botulinum toxin, which, when injected into the muscle, prevents its contraction. This, in turn, softens wrinkles and folds and is one of the most popular ways to fight wrinkles.

But, alas, botulinum toxins do not work on all wrinkles …

When it comes to wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle movements such as smiling or frowning, botulinum toxin is the answer. It can be used to smooth out crow’s feet, forehead lines, smiles, etc. On the other hand, static wrinkles are caused by skin damage from sun exposure, smoking, and a general loss of collagen and elasticity. Botulinum toxin will not affect such wrinkles much.

How is the botulinum toxin injection procedure performed?

The procedure is quite simple: the doctor uses a needle to inject the drug into a specific muscle. If desired, it is possible to apply local anesthesia before removing wrinkles on the face, that is, before the injection of botulinum toxin. It only takes a few minutes and the discomfort is minimal.

And here are the results of using botulinum toxin injections before and after at Esteva Clinic

Who can inject botulinum toxin?

Anyone who is concerned about the appearance of expression lines can have a botulinum toxin injection procedure. There is no “right age” to start the drug. You can also inject botulinum toxins as a preventive measure to prevent wrinkle formation altogether.

What are the side effects?

Botulinum toxin injections are relatively safe, however, they are associated with certain risks. Some mild side effects include pain or bruising at the injection site, droopy eyelids, headache, or flu-like symptoms.

Botulinum toxin injections are the most popular and effective method of getting rid of mimic wrinkles.

In addition, this is not the most expensive procedure in cosmetology.

Уколы от морщин

Зона примененияЦена, грн
Горизонтальные морщины лба

2390
2800

Гусиные лапки

2390
2800

Межбровье

2390
2800

Поднятие бровей1200
Морщины области носа1500
Коррекция овала лица4400
Шея

4400
5200

Подбородок1600
Подъем уголков рта (коррекция марионеточная зона)

1490
2000

Коррекция зоны вокруг губ1700
Коррекция десневой улыбки2900

 

How to remove deep wrinkles and folds on the face and neck?

As we have said, for deep wrinkles, botulinum toxin injections are not an option. But this does not mean that such wrinkles are a sentence. To correct deep wrinkles, contouring is used – its principle is to introduce fillers into deep wrinkles.

Филлеры в скулы

Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles. Fillers are great for eliminating wrinkles caused by loss of facial volume. They can restore lost volume and make the face more youthful. Also, this technique is also called “blanching”. Unlike botulinum toxins, dermal fillers can be used to smooth out static wrinkles caused by loss of collagen, elasticity, and fat, as well as those formed by gravity and sun exposure.

Dermal fillers are as follows: hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, polymethyl methacrylate.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular as they are great for all skin types and provide fast results.

The best effect is achieved by filling wrinkles with a filler in a course of 2-3 procedures. The action of the drug usually persists for 6 months.

Blanching prices are listed below. And yet, yes, fighting deep wrinkles is more difficult and more expensive than mimic ones 🙁

Контурная пластика заполнение морщин

ПрепаратЦена, грн
Belotero Soft Merz (Германия)

5200
6000

Juvederm Volite 1мл

6500
6900

 

There are other ways to deal with wrinkles, about them below.

Botulinum toxin injection and contouring are undoubtedly the most common and effective ways to correct wrinkles, however, other (usually hardware) methods can be used at the discretion of the cosmetologist.

📌 RF lifting – This is the use of high-frequency currents that act on the dermis and hypodermis without affecting the surface layer of the skin and without injuring it. By warming up, the blood flow increases in the subcutaneous tissues, the microcirculation of lymph flows increases, the work of fibroblasts resumes. The procedure literally starts the regeneration process, rejuvenating the skin from the inside, while the fibers return tonus, they shrink, and a new elastic skin tissue is formed. A great way to get rid of deep wrinkles.

📌 Microneedle RF lifting (fractional radiolifting, needle radiolifting) – has a powerful lifting effect and at the same time provides both skin rejuvenation and the removal of fine wrinkles. The technique of microfiber RF-lifting has an effect in the deep layer of the skin, affecting the collagen and elastin fibers responsible for skin turgor and clarity of facial contours. During fractional RF lifting, high-energy radio waves are transmitted through microneedles into epidermal tissues, creating a matrix of vertical “columns” of exposure. Each thin column is surrounded by a large volume of intact tissue, which serves as a reserve for rapid recovery.

📌 Peels promotes exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin. After the procedure, the skin flakes off (hence the name), revealing smoother, less wrinkled skin underneath. Chemical peels vary in strength and may use a combination of different acids such as glycolic, lactic, and salicylic. They also work on fine lines, enlarged pores, acne scars and age spots.

📌 Fractional skin resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure to reduce fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage or acne. The laser technique directs short, concentrated, pulsed beams of light onto uneven skin, which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers, helping to restore the contour and appearance of the skin. Laser resurfacing provides the fastest result of all non-surgical skin tightening methods. After healing, much less wrinkles will be visible within 2 weeks.

📌 SMAS lifting Although this technology is known primarily as a facelift technique, SMAS lifting for wrinkle correction also does an excellent job. Especially the use of this technology is justified when it is necessary to both directly remove wrinkles and achieve a lifting effect. In short, the result of the SMAS-lifting procedure is enough for a period of 1 to 3 years. The course of treatment is only one session. This is the most effective non-surgical method of skin tightening.

As you already understood, there are many options for how to remove wrinkles. You can sign up for a consultation with a cosmetologist at Esteva Clinic. During the consultation, the cosmetologist will determine the type of wrinkles and select the best method for their correction.

Trust the experience and access to the wide range of tools of our clinic.

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