Non-surgical wrinkle reduction procedures now have a huge worldwide market. A lot of different options like Botox, Fillers, thread lifts and HIFU facelifts are available to the public now. Compared to cosmetic surgery these processes are only minimally invasive and less expensive, however, the results are also less dramatic and temporary. There is a wide variety of available treatment options but you need to first understand how wrinkles are formed, and what are goals of wrinkle reduction treatments before you can decide if wrinkle reduction is really what you want and which treatment is more suitable for you.
Why Wrinkles are formed?
Depending on why and where the wrinkles are formed, they are categorised as two types, the dynamic wrinkles, and static wrinkles also called wrinkle folds. Dynamic wrinkles are folds of skin created due to the use of facial muscles when you frown, squint or laugh. Your face uses facial muscles to pull your skin for creating expressions like raising eyebrows, squinting, frowning, laughing and pouting. When skin is pulled, folds of skin are formed, which return to normal when the facial muscles are relaxed. As we age, skin loses the ability to bounce back in the normal position which causes dynamic wrinkles. You usually get such wrinkles in the upper half of your face and static wrinkles on the lower half that is because most of your expressions are coming from your forehead eye and eyebrows. Weakening or freezing the muscles that pull the skin back can prevent or delay the formation of dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles are formed due to sagging of skin with ageing, the loss of fat and the effect of gravity over the years. In surgical procedures, these are corrected by removing the loose skin, but non-surgical procedures treat them either by injecting fillers or pulling up the loose skin through different modes.
Obviously many prefer to have non-surgical procedures done rather than surgery even if they have to take several touches up to maintain it. One key factor is the low price but for many, the minimal pain and little downtime are also significant. Especially for men and women with professional commitments, opting for a procedure they can get done during the lunch break and get back to the work the very day is an easy choice.
Why People Opt for Wrinkle Reduction Treatments?
You can not stop or fight back the inevitable ageing process. Restoring your juvenile wrinkle-free skin is more about ageing gracefully than anything else. Wrinkle reductions and antiaging treatments are not only aimed to help you look younger but also the happiest, friendliest, and well-rested version of you. The elevens between your brows and crow feet around your eyes make you look angry even when you are not. Appearing unnecessarily hostile towards your friends and family or even colleagues is the last thing you want when you are ageing. Fuller cheeks that you had as a young person defined your smile and made you look happy. Once you lose that fat under your skin and fine lines start to appear around your mouth you look grumpy and sad even though you are not feeling that way.
Those who in their early twenties regarded botox and fillers as unnatural or false, start seeing the falsehood in their permanently engraved expressions due to the lines and wrinkles once they are in their thirties. It is wise to take precautionary measures and prevent these lines from happening rather than opting for correcting procedures later.
What are the most popular Non-Surgical Wrinkle Reduction procedures?
There are several procedures that are offered currently however the most popular are Botox, fillers, silhouette soft lift, Korean thread lift and HIFU facelift.
In this procedure, a toxin extracted from bacterias is injected underneath the skin to temporarily freeze or paralyse the muscles that cause the wrinkles. It is more of preventive measures and can only delay wrinkle formation but will not remove the wrinkles which have already formed, therefore technically, it is not a wrinkle reduction treatment but a wrinkle prevention treatment.
In this process, soft tissue fillers such as collagen, hyaluronic acid (HA), or fat are injected underneath the skin to practically lift up the saggy skin and give your face a fuller appearance. It is an effective wrinkle reduction treatment but results may vary from patient to patient depending upon the nature and depth of wrinkles.
Silhouette Soft Lift and Korean Thread lift
Thread lifts are mildly invasive procedures also known as one stitch procedures in which a specialised doctor uses fine needles to insert a piece of surgical thread underneath your skin to give it a lift, tightening the skin and reducing the wrinkles. The procedure is performed after applying local anaesthesia and it has the dual-action mechanism. This means the thread provides structural support in uplifting, giving an instant improvement and also triggers the production of collagen which is a structural protein helps in face lifting as well as wrinkle reduction.
While the overall procedure looks the same you can learn the difference between silhouette soft lift, Korean thread lift and more about them in the linked article.
HIFU Face Lift
High Intensity focused ultrasound is an only completely noninvasive procedure available that helps in reducing the wrinkles and lifting up the sagging facial skin. The ultrasound wave penetrate deep in the skin and triggers the production of collagen to tighten up the loose skin and helps skin heal itself, therefore, reducing the dark spots, acne marks and wrinkles
Which Treatment is best?
That totally depends upon your goals and budget. All of these procedures have their pros and cons that you should discuss with a qualified doctor before choosing the right treatment for you. None of this procedure will give you a permanent solution and they will all require touch-ups and redoing. Many people opt for a combination of different treatments to get the best results. At Pinnacle figures we have a team of qualified doctors and certified technicians which will ensure that you receive the right treatment. Book your appointment for a consultation now!