As we all know, prevention is better than cure. It is much easier to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing, rather than treating these with the hope of reversing pre-existing changes.
This is one of the leading reasons why many Australians are investing in anti-wrinkle and other anti-ageing treatments. People of all ages are looking toward the future and can see the results of the natural ageing process on the face and body and finding the best ways to avoid these signs of ageing.
What Ages Us?
There are many factors that cause us to age, both genetic and environmental (smoking, sun exposure, etc.). Ageing is a natural process that evolves over time. The ageing process progresses at varying rates from person to person, with some showing signs of ageing in younger years and others in later years. Genetics is largely beyond our control, but what factors can we modify day to day? Good skincare regimens are the simplest way to protect your skin and delay the signs of ageing. This can be as basic as daily facial cleansing, moisturising and the application of sunscreen to protect the skin from excessive UV light.
Other factors which influence the ageing process include facial expression, which is a part of everyday life. One of the strongest indicators that wrinkles may play a large part in your ageing process is strong facial expressions leading to dynamic and, eventually, static lines.
Understanding Dynamic Lines
Dynamic lines are the lines that appear during facial expression and resolve when the facial muscle relaxes. Over time, these lines create fine lines and eventually static lines, which are the lines that remain in the face when the muscles are relaxed and expressionless. These lines are some of the clearest tell-tale signs of ageing and can start appearing early in life, well before other signs of ageing. So can dynamic and static lines be prevented?
What is The Best Way to Prevent Wrinkles and Other Types of Ageing?
You will find thousands of articles online about how you can prevent lines and wrinkles. Many of these include the use of certain creams and serums, various diets, avoiding the sun and other non-realistic trends. None of these methods reduces or prevents dynamic lines from forming and thus the progression to static lines and wrinkles.
There is, however, one such treatment that works by relaxing facial muscles, preventing dynamic lines from forming and by doing so, delays the formation of those ages associated with static lines and wrinkles. Botulinum toxin type A, a naturally occurring neurotoxin that can be injected just under the skin into facial muscles, is this treatment. Injecting small amounts of this toxin into facial muscles at carefully selected locations will prevent dynamic lines from forming, will delay static line formation, and even soften pre-existing lines and wrinkles.
As medical aesthetic professionals, we have seen the incredible results that botulinum toxin type A has to offer those looking for effective wrinkle prevention and those wanting to delay the signs of ageing. Treatments by a qualified medical professional are both safe and effective.
Are you interested in preventative anti-wrinkle treatments? Get in touch with the team at Bellarine Medical Aesthetics and book an appointment in which we can discuss the best preventative options for you.