Lines & Wrinkles
Beau-Tox-Bar’s anti-wrinkle injections are designed to subtly and expertly revitalise your face through the practised removal of dynamic wrinkles, or those facial creases which have been caused by movement and expression.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. As people get older, their skin gets thinner, drier, and less elastic, which means it’s less able to protect itself from damage. This leads to wrinkles, creases, and lines on the skin.
Intrinsic genetic aging passed down through family DNA, exposure to harmful UV rays, poor hydration and nutritional intake, repetitive facial expressions and other extrinsic factors such as smoking can contribute to overall fine lines and wrinkles.
When a person is young, the skin springs back, but as they get older, the skin loses its flexibility. When this happens, it results in more permanent grooves on the skin.
Your exposure to UV light through sunbathing, tanning booths, and outdoor sports increases the chance of developing wrinkles earlier.
UV light breaks down the collagen and elastin fibres in the skin. These fibres form the skin’s connective tissue. They are located under the surface of the skin, and they support the skin. Breaking down this layer causes the skin to become weaker and less flexible. The skin starts to droop, and wrinkles appear.
What Can We Treat?
What are forehead lines? Forehead lines are a natural, if unfortunate, by-product of ageing, and you can’t escape them forever. If you are troubled by their premature appearance, or you’d just like to delay giving into your forehead wrinkles for as long as you can, you can take a number of steps to reduce the overall impact on your appearance.
Frown lines are the result of gathering or knitting the tissue between the eyebrows into a fold. They are caused by the repeated action of underlying muscles associated with facial expression. Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows, as well as on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes.
Crow’s feet develop with age, usually starting in the mid-to-late 30’s. Production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for your skin’s elasticity, lessens with age. This leads to the formation of crow’s feet as well as other signs of ageing, like wrinkles and brown spots. We call these pesky wrinkles “crow’s feet” because they look like chicken feet, or small lines around the eyes.
Bunny Lines are those pesky diagonal lines that form across the upper nose from the excessive pull of the underlying muscle. They are sometimes genetic, but more often the result of complications from other facial treatments.
Upper Lip Wrinkles
Upper lip wrinkles most commonly develop after age fifty, but in some cases, can appear much earlier, especially when the skin is exposed to a great deal of sun and tobacco smoke.
How Do We Treat Wrinkles?
Fine lines and wrinkles are treated by using an anti-wrinkle injection known as Botulinum Toxin A., a purified protein extracted from bacteria.
The Anti-Wrinkle Injections relax the underlying muscles and stops them from contracting, which will put an end to the constant creasing of the overlying skin, which can make us look wrinkled. We can treat wrinkles in a number of different areas, as mentioned above.
The procedure is very quick and uses the smallest of needles. There is minimal discomfort and no down time. Procedures can take place in your lunch break for convenience, while effects will begin to take place in 2-3 days, with the full effect at the 14 day mark.
Treatment does vary between individuals, however this treatment should last you approximately 3-4 months.
Beau-Tox-Bar can also offer other treatments for fine static lines, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion and active skin care.
To understand the most effective and personalised treatment plan for your condition, give one of Beau-Tox-Bar’s highly-qualified professionals a call on (03) 9190 8969, or book an appointment online.