Wrinkles are, unfortunately, the most common sign of ageing.
They are folds or creases on your skin and typically appear on areas of the body that have more exposure to the sun.
Movement of your face from laughing and frowning will cause the muscles to contract and create wrinkles and over time these frequent movements, together with environmental impacts such sun exposure and pollution, can cause lines and wrinkles to form in a more permanent way.
As we age, the elastin and collagen in our skin decreases and the resulting loss of elasticity is the main cause of wrinkles.
There is not much we can do to prevent wrinkles from appearing but the best way to delay their appearance is to protect your skin from the sun and harmful UV rays, keep your skin hydrated by drinking water, avoid smoking and follow a good skincare routine.
Wrinkles generally come under two categories:
- Fine Lines – These are typical of sun damage, dehydration, and muscle movement.
- Deep Wrinkles – These are typical of more excessive sun damage and collagen break down
- Dr Santa Cruz can, however, help bring back your youthful appearance with several treatment offerings.
Anti-Wrinkle Injections are the most common treatment for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The injections work by blocking the nerve impulse that causes your muscles to contract.
The injections are made up of a drug called Botulinum Toxin and should only be performed by a highly professional
Treatment with anti-wrinkle injections can take as little as 20 minutes to complete but we ask that you come for an initial consultation to discuss the treatment first.
The initial consultation can, sometimes, be followed directly by treatment if you wish.
It can take up to 7-10 days to start seeing the results of treatment and the results tend to last 3 – 5 months, but this can vary from patient to patient.
Common treatment areas for anti-wrinkle injections include:
- Frown lines
- Glabella lines/ lines between eye brows
- Chin lines
- Crow’s feet-lines around eye
Wrinkle relaxing injections are suitable for almost anyone who has wrinkles or fine skin lines and maybe looking to reduce the appearance of them.
Dr Santa Cruz is a highly trained surgeon with many years of experience in facial aesthetics and is a leader in the field of perfecting the most natural looking results.
She firmly feels that no-one should experience the infamous ‘frozen’ face associated with anti-wrinkle injections.
She is proud to have many referrals and long-term dedicated followers for repeat visits, all of whom have been delighted with the treatment they received from her and have recommended friends and colleagues as, after all, word of mouth travels a long way!
You can therefore be assured that, with Dr Santa Cruz, you can look forward to excellent results, knowing that you’re in safe hands.