Wrinkles
Causes and treatment

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Frequently asked questions

How can I prevent wrinkles? Plus Icon

Ageing skin is a part of life, but there are some measures we can take to help slow the process down, such as:

  • Wear a high factor sunscreen daily, even in winter or when inside
  • Wear a wide-brimmed sun hat and sunglasses.
  • Use skincare products containing anti-ageing ingredients such as peptides and vitamin A.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Invest in professional skin treatments which stimulate collagen production.

How do I get rid of wrinkles? Plus Icon

Wrinkles, though inevitable, needn’t be permanent. There are a number of professional non-surgical skin treatments designed to address fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin or volume loss. Such treatments are designed to actively remodel skin, stimulate collagen and elastic productions, improve skin laxity and texture or plump for a more youthful look. Some of our favourites include laser resurfacing, anti-ageing injectables, microneedling, skin tightening and chemical peels.

Surgical treatments for wrinkles Plus Icon

Wrinkles can be treated surgically via a procedure known as a facelift (or ‘rhytidectomy’). This involves a surgeon lifting up the loose skin on your face, pulling it tighter to help smooth out wrinkles and eliminate sagging. The operation can be carried out on your entire face or on targeted areas such as the brows or neck. 

What is collagen and elastin? Plus Icon

Collagen is a protein which is present throughout the body, especially in the connective tissues and the skin. It’s what gives our skin its structure and firmness. Elastin is also a protein. As its name suggests, its main characteristic is elasticity; it allows the skin to bounce back to its original smoothness after being stretched or contracted. 

What are the best skincare ingredients for wrinkles? Plus Icon

There are many skincare products designed to help combat the signs of ageing. Effective anti-ageing ingredients you should look out for include:

  • Hyaluronic acid – helps to maintain skin’s hydration
  • Retinol – a form of vitamin A which helps address the signs of ageing
  • Alpha-hydroxy Acids (AHAs) – an effective exfoliant
  • Vitamins C and E – antioxidants for fighting free radicals

Book a consultation and our skin experts can help to advise the best products for your skin type.

Here at sk:n we have a range of treatments designed to help you get the skin you want.

From products to peels, our specialist doctors and nurses can recommend the best path for you to take.

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