(Fine Lines, Forehead Lines, Crows Feet, Smile Lines, Nasolabial Folds, Décolletage Lines)
Wrinkles are most commonly caused by repeated creasing of the skin through muscle contraction. When young, the skin is firm and elastic allowing the skin to spring back into place when creased. With age comes a depletion in collagen, elastin and fibrin which means skin can no longer spring back and permanent creases, lines, or furrows develop. Lines are also caused by UV exposure, smoking, diet, some medications and are an inevitable part of the normal ageing process.
Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic treats lines with the Venus Viva Nano-Fractional Radio Frequency device and the Syneron Candela eTwo Sublative Radio Frequency device. Both these technologies use radio frequency energy to penetrate deeply into the dermis causing strategic thermal injury. These small but deep channels of injury trigger the bodies natural healing process resulting in increased deposition of collagen in the treated area. As collagen is responsible for plumping and firming the skin, the treated area appears fuller and fine lines and wrinkles diminish.
Nano-fractional and Sublative is the preferred treatment for wrinkles over older ablative technologies as it has minimal impact on the external skin, but maximum impact on the underlying dermis. This means excellent collagen induction with minimal downtime. Makeup can be worn as soon as the next day.
Wrinkles can also be treated at Gippsland Cosmetic Laser Clinic with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is sourced from the client’s own blood. The multiple healing factors that exist naturally in the blood are extracted and injected back into problem areas inducing collagen, fibrin and elastin synthesis, as well as having a general rejuvenating effect on the skin.
Nano-Fractional RF, Sublative RF and PRP treatments need to be performed several times to achieve best results. A course of 3 - 4 treatments is usually prescribed, with four to six weeks between treatments.
Additionally, wrinkles can be reduced by stimulating the skin to lift and tighten. This is achieved with multi-polar or bipolar radio frequency and Infrared. Radio-frequency and/or Infrared energy is gently delivered deep into the skin causing contraction of the collagen fibres, stimulating collagen synthesis and increasing blood flow, all of which will result in tighter, firmer looking skin. Treatments are completely painless and there is no downtime. For best results 3 - 5 sessions are recommended, four to six weeks apart.
In conjunction with nano-fractional, radio frequency and PRP treatments we can also prescribe a range of carefully selected cosmeceuticals with active ingredients such as retinol, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and alpha hydroxy acid, that will assist your body to combat the visible signs of ageing.