Wrinkles around the eyes, also known as crow’s feet or smile lines, are generally one of the first signs of ageing. These occur due to repetitive facial expressions like laughing and smiling and because our collagen and elastin production slows down as we age, our skin does not ‘bounce’ back.
The skin around our eyes is also very thin and delicate. It does not produce oil/sebum like the rest of our skin so it can become very dry and thin which in turn causes more lines and wrinkles.
Using sunblock and wearing sunglasses with the CE mark can minimise ageing damage to this area. Retinol eye treatments improve skin quality and finally anti-wrinkle injections soften lines of expression giving a more relaxed but natural appearance.
Forehead lines and furrows across the forehead, otherwise known as worry lines, occur due to repetitive use of our facial muscles. Our approach is two-fold, deal with the condition of the skin and reduce wrinkle formation with anti-wrinkle injections.
Smoking, excessive alcohol and sun exposure cause premature skin ageing so its important to use a broad-spectrum sunblock as well as healthy lifestyle changes.
While we offer anti-wrinkle injections at Eye and Face, we are aware of the critical role of the forehead in communicating emotion and therefore we practice a light-touch technique. Our aim is to reduce lines without producing a ‘frozen’ effect.
Frown lines/Glabella Lines
Glabella lines are known colloquially as ‘elevens’ and over time can make us look tired or angry. This muscle is extremely strong, however anti-wrinkle injections can relax it, resulting in a more open appearance.
At Eye and Face, we have expertise in all aspects of elegant aesthetic solutions. Contact us today for an independent consultation.