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What are Wrinkles

Sun exposure, the natural loss of collagen as we age and repetitive facial expressions contribute to the development of wrinkles. Wrinkles begin as fine lines, and with repetitive facial movement and environmental exposure, develop into wrinkles. Proper diagnosis of the type and cause of your wrinkles is essential to developing an anti aging treatment plan that will be appropriate and effective.

Although wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, they are a concern for many of us. Depending on lifestyle and genetics, some of us will be bothered by fine lines as early as our late 20s, while others will inherit amazing skin and appear wrinkle free into their 50s. Thanks to advances in medical grade skin care and treatments, there are many wrinkle treatment innovations available to our patients.

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Frequently asked questions

 Fine lines are typically surface level and develop because of irregular thickening of the dermis and loss of water in the epidermis. We’ve got sun damage and exposure to environmental toxins (particularly tobacco smoke) to thank for our fine lines. Fine lines become deeper as we age and eventually become furrows. An anti aging plan for someone with fine lines may include medical grade skin care to protect and strengthen the skin, chemical peels to keep skin looking fresh and clear and BBL Photofacial treatments to maintain and correct skin discolouration as well as other skin problems.

Furrows are deeper lines that form in places where we make repetitive facial expressions. Some of the most common areas that we develop furrows are:

  • Crow’s feet wrinkles: those lovely laugh lines that show around the eyes when we smile. Many of us are proud of our “laugh lines” and believe they are a sign of a happy life. Others find that these wrinkles make them look older than they are, or give away their true age.
  • The 11s: the 2 or sometimes 3 vertical lines that form between our brows when we frown.
  • Worry lines: the horizontal lines in the top part of the forehead

Furrows start off as dynamic wrinkles, meaning they are only visible when we contract our facial muscles. Over time, dynamic furrows become static furrows, meaning they are there even at rest.

Dynamic furrows are often treated with neuromodulators (Botox or Dysport). Once they become static, a combination of neurotoxins and skin resurfacing is an option.

Folds are deep grooves in the face that are made worse by loss of facial volume. Most of us notice loss of volume in our late 30s in the form of deepening naso labial folds, flattening cheeks (facial volume loss) and an overall less youthful look to the face. Over the years folds become deeper and we see more shadowing in areas such as the mouth and jawline, with more noticeable marionette lines running from the corner of the mouth to the jawline. Folds are often treated with dermal fillers to add volume back. For patients desiring a total correction of sagging areas of the face such as jowls, surgical techniques such as a lower facelift are extremely effective. For patients looking for less downtime and more subtle improvement, skin tightening and dermal fillers may be considered.

Your 50 year old self would like to tell your 20 year old self to wear sunscreen. You’ve heard this a million times before and we are going to say it again. If time is on your side, the best thing you can do at a young age to prevent wrinkles is to invest in a medical grade anti aging skin care program. While sunscreen won’t stop the aging process, it can slow down the process considerably. Medical grade skin care products introduce age appropriate combinations of skin protection, products to strengthen the skin’s barrier function, and growth factor serums to increase the body’s natural wound-healing response and produce collagen. In addition to a home skin care routine, patients who want to be really proactive about preventing wrinkles and the other signs of aging will love Forever Young BBL treatments, which are shown with Stanford University research studies to suppress the genes that cause aging and actually result in people looking younger after aging 10 years.

Hindsight is lovely, however the vast majority of us didn’t know about sun screen when we were young. For those of us with more mature skin, there are a myriad of options for improving the appearance of wrinkles. But no two faces are the same, and determining the types of wrinkles you have, is key.

Sun exposure, the natural loss of collagen as we age and repetitive facial expressions contribute to the development of wrinkles. Wrinkles begin as fine lines, and with repetitive facial movement and environmental exposure, develop into wrinkles. Proper diagnosis of the type and cause of your wrinkles is essential to developing an anti agin treatment plan that will be appropriate and effective

Facial aging is often most noticeable in the upper third of the face, around the eyes, and on the forehead, with forehead wrinkles (or rows) being one of the most prominent signs of aging. There are four major factors that contribute to forehead wrinkles.

Aging: Not surprising, the most common cause of forehead wrinkles is aging. The natural effects of gravity combined with the loss of collagen causes the skin on your forehead to lose its natural elasticity over time. As this occurs, skin and underlying tissues sag resulting in undesirable wrinkles.

Sunlight/UV Rays: Sun damage to skin varies depending on factors, such as level of exposure, skin type, and age. Whether it’s from spending time in tanning beds or overexposure to sunlight, the effects of harmful UV rays are cumulative and cause changes to your skin including premature aging, discoloration, and wrinkles.

Genetics: A new study shows that genes from your mother’s side are more likely to affect the way your skin ages. Although genetics are not the sole determining factor, it’s a good bet that if your mom showed signs of early aging, so will you.

Lifestyle: Poor diet, excess sun exposure, and too much alcohol all negatively affect our skin’s appearance, but the most damaging lifestyle choice is smoking. This is because the nicotine contained in cigarettes causes the blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin to narrow resulting in less blood flow to your skin. Less blood flow means less oxygen and nutrients like Vitamin A which inevitably leads to faster developing wrinkles.

Prevention, correction and maintenance are key to properly managing wrinkles. Medical grade skin care, resurfacing with laser or chemicals and camouflaging with dermal fillers are often used in conjunction to achieve the best results. The plan for someone in their 20s will be different to someone in their 50s, and there are many options to suit your lifestyle and work commitments. The plan for someone in their 30s with fine lines may include a skin care regime to protect and strengthen the skin, combined with Neuromodulators (Botox or Dysport) to prevent the deepening of dynamic wrinkles and a micro laser peel or laser toning to uncover smoother skin. The plan for someone in their 50s with pronounced wrinkles and folds may include deep laser skin resurfacing and dermal fillers to plump and fill. Patients of any age will benefit greatly from the scientifically proven age prevention properties of Forever Young BBL treatments.

Frown lines and forehead lines can be relaxed using anti-wrinkle injections. These work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles. A good injector knows how to make the results look and feel natural.

There are two common issues that affect the forehead and both are key signs of aging. They are forehead rows and glabellar lines.

Forehead rows

These are the deep, horizontal wrinkles that typically extend across the forehead in rows and are often more noticeable when you raise your eyebrows. Forehead rows typically start out as dynamic wrinkles that only show when you raise your eyebrows (typically at a younger age) but over time develop into deeper wrinkles that affect the underlying muscles of the forehead and display without any facial expression. When this happens, a cosmetic surgeon will develop a unique treatment program that is designed specifically for you. This plan will typically include periodic treatments of Botox, lasers, and fillers to remove your forehead rows all together.

Glabellar Lines

Also known as frown lines or “11’s”, glabellar lines are the two vertical lines that form between the eyebrows, just above the bridge of the nose. As its nickname suggests, glabellar lines are most commonly visible when frowning. Similar to forehead rows, the more pronounced and deeper the glabellar lines are, the more comprehensive your treatment may need to be.

Microneedling has become more popular as better devices are being developed. Microneedling resurfacing is not the same as some of our lasers, as they employ vertical needles.

At LSG we use two different forms of microneedling: non-energy based options (such as eDermastamp) or the preferred energy-based Endymed Intensif RF microneedling system. With the EndyMed system, we deliver controlled radiofrequency heat into the deeper dermal layers. Much like laser therapy, controlled heat contracts collagen and decreases fine lines and wrinkles. Over three to four months, it also stimulates cells to lay new collagen and elastin, which further reduces wrinkles.

Do lasers help?

To help assist with keeping your forehead skin tight and smooth, laser resurfacing treatments are commonly supplemented with injectable procedures. Lasers work well with maintaining and ensuring wrinkles closer to the surface of the skin remain unseen after a Botox or related treatment. But it’s important to note that while lasers are very effective at treating dynamic wrinkles caused from facial expressions, they tend to prove slightly less effective on deeper wrinkles of the forehead. This is because the additional smoothness added to the skin from laser resurfacing does not address the underlying forehead muscles the same way Botox and dermal fillers do. This is why it’s always important to make sure you address your concerns with your aesthetic provider before making any decisions about which procedures you think may be right for you.

 

Treating and preventing wrinkles in younger patients is not a problem, however as one ages, getting the balance correct is very important- this is known as facial harmony. Facial harmony balances skin texture, tone and volume. Having a Specialist understand all aspects of ageing, including lifting skin, volume replacement, and of course wrinkle treatment is important for the very best, but natural results.

We have numerous laser devices at LSG, including the world’s most trusted fractionated laser system, Fraxel.

The Fraxel laser produces tiny, controlled skin resurfacing to the lower part of your skin. Loss of collagen within this area produces wrinkles, but with controlled heat treatments, more collagen is laid over time and wrinkles can be reduced. The amount of wrinkle removal is dependent on the number of passes, energy levels, and the amount of fractionated laser resurfacing procedures. Please review all our methods in the links below

 

 

  • Wrinkles and lines develop with age, and are made worse with UV exposure
  • Wrinkles can be classed as static- present at rest, or dynamic, present when muscles contract
  • Dynamic wrinkle are treated with muscle relaxants including Botox, Dysport or Xeomin
  • Static wrinkles are treated with fillers, laser resurfacing or lifting
  • Mild wrinkles can be improved with AHA chemical peels and skin laser toning
  • For perfect facial harmony with natural results, the balance between skin texture, tone and volume is essential

Yes, skin tightening can reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin – especially if you have loose, saggy patches. At LSG we have several devices to tighten skin, including well-known brands such as EndyMed 3DEEP and BBL Skin Tyte

We use the EndyMed PRO shaper for tightening skin and smoothing wrinkles. Much like Thermage, this wrinkle removal system also produces radiofrequency, but at a lower energy setting. This is an ideal wrinkle removal system for the body, but it can also be used on the face. Usually five to six treatments are needed over four to six months for optimal wrinkle removal results

With BBL Skin Tyte This dual-bulb technology divides light energy between two lamps, so the light emissions are less intense, safer and more effective than traditional laser skin tightening systems. SkinTyte BBL is completely adjustable and can be customized for each person’s skin, the placement of wrinkles, depth of wrinkles and the desired results. The light pulses can be controlled for both accuracy and temperature for optimized results without damage to the surrounding areas of skin. The same type of laser is a trusted treatment for skin imperfections and uneven skin tone.

 

Methods we use to treat

Moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as a result of muscle activity. To address this problem, Botox® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows and works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the activity of the muscles that caused those persistent lines to form. If you are looking to rejuvenate your appearance, tackle the signs of aging, bring back volume to your face, or even treat excessive sweating, Botox® is definitely the right treatment for you. Book an appointment at LSG to receive a detailed understanding of the treatment and how it can help you.
The powerful EndyMed is a versatile system that can help address a broad range of concerns. It can be used for body contouring and tightening, as well as fractional skin resurfacing for problems such as acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. LSG will use the EndyMed machine to deliver powerful energy through the 3DEEP RF technology to give you smoother, tighter, younger looking skin. Since EndyMed is such a versatile system, each treatment will be personally tailored to you and your unique skin quality in order to deliver the most beautiful results possible.
Skin Tyte works by depositing infrared heat deep into the dermis, which is where our collagen and elastin fibers are found.  The immediate response to the infrared heat exposure is a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibers.  Longer-term, fibroblasts (cells that make collagen) are activated which stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in response to wound-healing which continues to take place for up to 6 months after the initial heating.  This tissue remodelling results in a thickening of the dermis and shrinking of elastin fibers plus the contraction of collagen, resulting in the improvement of the skin’s firmness.
Resurfacing refers to the ablation or removal of skin tissue so new healthy tissue can be formed. Fractional skin resurfacing means that specific small areas, a fraction of the skin’s surface, are removed in a precise pattern leaving the surrounding healthy skin intact. The small sections of untreated healthy skin that are left intact facilitate rapid healing of the treated areas, resulting in very high patient satisfaction. EndyMed’s unique 3DEEP® technology signifies a new era in anti-wrinkle and skin tightening technology. It is clinically proven to deliver tighter, firmer, lifted skin, safely and effectively with little to no downtime.
A celeb-fave, PicoWay Resolve has quickly become a go-to treatment for correcting fine lines and wrinkles, and improving skin’s texture and tone. The precise heat of the laser stimulates collagen production without damaging surrounding tissues. With virtually no downtime, it’s also more comfortable than more ablative lasers. If you struggle with hard-to-treat melasma, you know this pesky condition cannot be prevented. PicoWay Resolve is one of the fastest and most effective melasma treatments available, often boasting results in just a few treatments.
Brought to you by Syneron Candela, PicoWay uses ultra-short, picosecond (trillionths of a second) pulses of energy to target a broad range of skin concerns, while leaving surrounding skin untouched. Because it emits less heat than traditional lasers, PicoWay provides a more comfortable treatment with fast results and virtually no downtime; after treatment, patients may experience temporary discolouration or reddening of the skin surrounding the treatment site.
Fraxel laser is one of the best lasers in the World. This laser can be used to treat skin pigmentation, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. It will give your skin a whole new texture and brilliance to it. Fraxel laser is gentle on your skin, with a recovery rate of 4-6 days. We recommend 1-5 treatments depending on your skin condition. Fraxel is considered a ‘fractional treatment’, meaning that it creates hundreds of deep columns through the skin called microscopic treatment zones. This means only a percentage of the skin is affected during each laser pass, reducing healing time, promoting natural regeneration of collagen, and rejuvenating skin cells. Due to the fact that Fraxel laser works through non-ablative resurfacing, the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is not directly impacted. As a result, patients can expect faster healing after treatment.
Younger patients are focusing on prevention and are more and more curious about how they can combat the development of lines and wrinkles. Whether you just noticed your first crease, want to be proactive about the aging process, or just want a gentle, yet effective, laser resurfacing treatment, Clear & Brilliant is your perfect treatment. Designed with a powerfully precise laser energy to stimulate collagen, Clear & Brilliant quickly and effectively treats the signs of aging to reveal more youthful looking skin
Experience the 3-in-1 super facial professionals are calling better than Microdermabrasion. Incorporating patented OxyGeneo Technology for unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, see younger looking skin after your first treatment. The treatment begins with an eye lift using TriPollar Radio FrequencyRadio frequency (RF) energy is used to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. You will feel immediate tightening of the eye area.
During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin, the cornerstones of healthy, firm, smooth skin. eDermastamp also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. The benefits of microneedling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. eDermastamp also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
Teosyal RHA 1 is a filler treatment specialized and targeted to treat surface lines and fine lines. Typically, this product is recommended for wrinkles in the perioral zone, forehead, on the neck, and around the eyes. Resilient hyaluronic acid (RHA) fillers differ from traditional fillers, as they are able to recoil and spring back to their original shape after being altered, stretched, bent, or compressed. Resilience is an important quality for fillers placed in dynamic areas of the face, including the cheeks, around the eyes, and around the mouth. The resilience in RHA dynamic fillers not only provides a more natural result as you move your face, the hyaluronic acid also takes longer to metabolize. Because the RHA products move with your face and more closely resemble the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in your body, it will take longer for this product to break down, producing results that last longer than traditional fillers. We carry the complete RHA line 1, 2, 3 and 4
The active ingredient in the Filler family of products is hyaluronic acid. The flexibility, texture, and resilience of youthful skin exist because of the high amount of water it contains. Also known as hyaluronan, hyaluronic acid is a sticky substance that our body naturally produces. The skin, eyes, and connective tissue are the sites where maximum amounts of hyaluronic acid are found. Its capacity to retain water up to almost a thousand times its weight is the key reason why it is used in cosmetic fillers. Apart from hydration, hyaluronic acid is also linked to tissue repair, rejuvenation, and has anti-inflammatory action. Hyaluronic acid also facilitates new cell growth and promotes tightness and volume of the skin.
PRF refers to platelet-rich fibrin that is also known as leukocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF). PRF is an improved version of platelet-rich plasma or PRP therapy which is used widely to rejuvenate skin. Platelets are one of the components present in our blood along with red and white blood cells. The main function of platelets is to form fibrin that helps the blood clot during an injury, thereby preventing excessive bleeding. Platelets’ healing properties have been known to humans for centuries while medical researchers in recent times have found that these components speed up wound healing and recovery after certain surgeries. PRF is also extensively used to help promote wound healing, bone regeneration, and to control bleeding.
As we age and our skin matures, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven textures and tone bring about dull, discoloured looking skin that lacks vibrancy. However, advancements in dermal filler products and micro-needling applicators are making preventing premature aging and addressing the signs that already exist an affordable, quick and easy process. At LSG we take microneedling to a whole new level with our innovative Beauty Booster treatment. Our Beauty Booster procedure is designed to improve hydration, revitalize the skin, reduce laxity and provide the patient with skin that has a radiant glow. We accomplish this using the revolutionary Vital Injector 2 (V2) device. The Beauty Booster treatment provides patients with two treatments in one: A Microneedling procedure in conjunction with a Dermal Filler treatment. During this procedure, our Cosmetic Specialists use the V2 injector device to perform multiple micro injections across the areas that are being treated at the same time.
Every once in a while a treatment is introduced that takes us one step closer to the fountain of youth. The Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial is a big step in that direction and is one of the most advanced techniques available today to slow down, treat and reverse damaged and aged facial and non-facial skin.  This is the most effective and advanced form of photo-facial and photo-rejuvenation currently available due to the broadband light technology. The Forever Young BBL encompasses all of the advantages of the original BBL Photo-Facial procedure along with the newly recognized benefit of delaying skin aging. The treatment targets hyperpigmentation, sun damage, broken capillaries and diffused redness in the skin all while stimulating collagen. Forever Young BBL clients have seen great results on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and other body parts.
The key to optimal skin health is a skincare professional. By combining a customized at-home regimen with powerful in-office treatments and targeted skincare solutions, the result is healthier skin with visible improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of premature aging. At LSG we offer SkinCeuticals skincare products. SkinCeuticals is an advanced clinical skincare line that offers comprehensive formulas to correct signs of aging, promote healthy skin, and prevent skin damage. Ranging from anti-aging moisturizers and eye creams to acne cleansers, vitamin C serums, and retinol products, our advanced skincare products are backed by science. Physicians and skincare professionals define cosmeceuticals as products on the cutting-edge between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Active ingredients in cosmeceuticals are expected to be clinically proven to enhance skincare efficacy.
Vitamindrip® is a scientifically formulated intravenous solution for the effective treatment of moderate to severe dehydration, and has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders. VitaminDrip treatments fo directly into the bloodstream. Hydrate, boost energy levels and release those unwanted toxins = amazing. The amount of nutrients in the blood can reach much higher, more therapeutic levels. Nutrients that enter the bloodstream immediately to help the body begin healing itself. Enjoy energy for days not hours without the crash.
“You look tired” – the three words none of us like to hear! When we are not well-rested it shows. A good night’s sleep is also incredibly important to our overall health and well-being. A number of factors contribute to a great sleep and we have found one of them. Introducing enVy: the pillow that puts the ‘beauty’ in ‘beauty sleep’. While offering therapeutic neck support, it also prevents wrinkles and sleep lines. Over time, facial wrinkles can form from the way we sleep with our face against our pillow; the opposite of beauty sleep.
INTENSIF combines the deep skin tightening benefits of radio frequency and the collagen-producing technique of microneedling. This patented technology delivers thermal energy deep within the dermis to stimulate collagen without damaging the surrounding tissue. The radio-frequency thermal energy is delivered in multiple passes through tiny needles at varying depths to provide a 3-dimensional coverage to lift and tighten the skin from within. INTENSIF is the latest advancement in tightening skin and reducing wrinkles on the face and sensitive neck area. If you’re looking for serious results, without the downtime and risk of surgery or aggressive CO2 lasers that leave you embarrassed to leave the house, INTENSIF is the treatment for you. After INTENSIF radio-frequency treatment, there is no need to hide in the house for weeks. Over time, your skin will begin to look more youthful as wrinkles diminish.

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