Everyone has lines and wrinkles. Some people seem to 'age'
better than others, escaping with very few lines and wrinkles.
Other people seem to have deep wrinkles and lines; for some of our
clients, they are very conscious of these facial lines and marks,
and feel that they would like them treated so that their impact is
But what causes lines and wrinkles and what treatments are
The Causes of Facial Lines and Wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles treatment Glasgow-based specialist Allure
Aesthetics will tell you that facial lines are perfectly natural
and caused by several factors:
- > Dynamic lines - these are the wrinkles
that are naturally caused when the facial muscles contract to
create expressions such as smiling, frowning etc. Repeated use and
contraction of these muscles break down the collagen fibres that
support the skin, hence lines and wrinkles are formed. As the skin
becomes more and more creased from these 'facial expressions' the
lines and indentations remain visible on the skin even when we are
not smiling or frowning.
- > Skin plumpness is lost - in our childhood
and youth, our skin tends to be plumper and fuller looking. As we
age, we lose this ripeness to our skin hence we become more 'gaunt'
looking. This can be seen in the event of dramatic weight loss for
example. This loss of volume within the skin contributes to the
bagginess that we see when we look in the mirror and contributes to
facial wrinkles and lines.
- > Gravity - there is no escaping the pull
of gravity! Unfortunately, gravity pulls the skin on our face down
and causes various parts of the face to droop. For example, the
cheeks can sag and this leads to facial lines called 'nasolabial
lines' that run from the corners of the mouth to the nose.
- Sleep lines- Not the most obvious of causes but the compression
of the skin by its contact with the pillow can contribute to deep
lines. These lines are not created by muscle contraction but by
pressure of the pillow on the skin; this puts pressure on the skin
'attachments' and can leave sleep lines on certain areas of the
Once we Know What Causes Lines and Wrinkles, Can They be
Yes they can with several options to choose from. The treatment
that will suit you best can be selected by working with lines and
wrinkles treatment Glasgow-based specialist, Allure Aesthetics.
Dynamic lines can be treated with muscle relaxing injections
into specific muscles that leave lines and wrinkles on the skin.
Botox is a muscle relaxing injection treatment and has grown in
popularity for treating lines and wrinkles, mainly down to the fact
that it works quickly on the face. Botox does not paralyse the
whole face as some people believe, but is injected into specific
problem areas of the face such as the glabellar (frown lines). The
Botox relaxes the muscles meaning they do not crease as readily or
The plumpness of skin that so many of us desire can be regained
with the use of dermal fillers also available from lines and
wrinkles treatments Glasgow-based clinic Allure Aesthetics. Dermal
fillers are used to 'plump out' deeper lines and wrinkles, as well
as being used to plump other areas of the face such as the
With the right treatments and therapies, facial wrinkles and
lines can be minimised. To get the best therapy for you, why not
see how lines and wrinkles treatment specialists Allure Aesthetics
can help you.