Facial rejuvenation 祛皱

Repeated expressions can cause wrinkles.  Initially these wrinkles will only be seen when the muscles contract like when we smile or frown, these are called dynamic wrinkles.  As time goes by our skin gets progressively creased, so the wrinkles can be seen when our face is at rest: these are called static wrinkles.

As we age, our skin also loses volume and elasticity.  In addition, there may be depletion of fat around the eyes, cheeks and forehead.

Wrinkles removal real cases (实际案例):

 川字纹:

 

 

 

 

眉间竖纹即我们平常所说的川字纹。川字纹和鱼尾纹、抬头纹等一样,也是面部的一种正常的表情纹,随着年龄的增长,面部的皱纹会逐渐加深,因每个人的习惯不同,而呈现为“三”字和“川”字,也就是我们常说的抬头纹和眉间竖纹。

 抬头纹:

 

 

 

 

抬头纹形成的原因是多方面的。一是大量失水:当人们发高烧、呕吐、腹泻或禁食水,在身体大量的脱水的情况下,皮肤张力失去弹性,前额会出现抬头纹。二是营养不良:人缺乏营养,身体过于消瘦时,皮下脂肪大减少,皮肤凹陷、干燥、脱屑、粗糙、皮肤松弛,前额出现皱纹。三是手摸的坏习惯。经常用手摸额前部,久而久之,皮肤拉长,还有的人爱皱眉头,久之抬头纹增多。四是强烈日光刺激:在阳光下曝晒,皮肤水分大量蒸发,皮肤干燥,弹力纤维下降,引起皱纹。

鱼尾纹:

鱼尾纹是指在人的眼角和鬓角之间出现的皱纹,其纹路与鱼儿尾巴上的纹路很相似,故被形象的称为鱼尾纹。鱼尾纹的形成是由于皮肤蛋白质合成率下降,真皮层的纤维细胞活性减退或丧失,胶原纤维减少、断裂,导致皮肤纤维组织弹性减退。

This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age.  This, coupled with factors such as sun exposure, smoking and stress contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.

法令纹:

脸上最容易衰老的部位不是眼袋,也不是额头的深沟,而是鼻子旁边的两道法令纹。显年轻的女人,几乎看不到这两条纹路,可是如果沟很深给人第一眼的印象就是一句话–这个人不年轻了。法令纹是典型的皮肤组织老化,造成肌肤表面凹陷的现象,脸上明显的法令纹,常常让自己看起来较为严肃、老态、没有亲切感,让人有种难以亲近的感觉。

How and why do wrinkles form?

Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions.  The wrinkles formed during these expressions are dynamic wrinkles.  For instance, when we smile our eye wrinkles become prominent and when we frown the vertical lines between our eyebrows become noticeable. 

When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position after facial expression, but as we get older dynamic wrinkles remain on the skin to form static wrinkles; these are the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest.  This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen( the major structural protein in the skin), elastin (the protein that causes tissue to stretch) and hyaluronic acid (which give skin volume) decrease with age.  This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.

What is anti-wrinkle treatment?

It is a natural, highly purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a much younger, rejuvenated appearance.  It is manufactures in a sterile laboratory conditions.

 It is a prescription-only  medicine and treatment is only available from a qualified medical professional. 

How does this treatment work?

It can be used to relax specific facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, such as crow’s feet (the lines that radiate from the corner of the eyes when one smile or squint), forehead lines (the horizontal lines that form when one raise the eyebrows) and glabellar frown lines (the vertical lines that appear between the eyebrows when one frown).

Once the muscles are relaxed, one cannot contract them and continue to make the underirable facial expressions.  Thus, the lines gradually smooth and new lines are prevented from forming.

What does this anti-wrinkle treatment involve?

It is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of highly purified protein is administered into selected facial muscles by a trained medical professional using a very fine needle.  The treatment generally take around 10 minutes.   Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and no anaesthetic is usually required.  The injection may sting for a few seconds but normal activities can be resumed soon after.

After the injection, it takes 2 to 3 days for the treatment to begin to take effect and about 7 days to see the full effect.  The dose recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual situation and the severity of the lines.  Your doctor will know what the best dose is for you and which muscle to inject to give the best results.

How long does the effect last?

The effect can last up to 4 to 6 months before lines slowly begin to return.  If one has repeat treatment, the effect tends to last longer.

Does the anti-wrinkle treatment cause more wrinkles to form?

It will relax the facial muscles that caused expression lines.  It does not cause more wrinkles to form.  If you choose not to have further treatments your muscles will eventually return to normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.

Will facial expression be affected by the anti-wrinkle treatment?

It works specifically  on the muscles treated.  This means that any muscle left untreated, including untreated facial muscles, should not be affected by the treatment. The doctor will determine the best dose for you and which muscles to inject to give the best results.

Are there any side effects?

In addition to its use for cosmetic reasons, botolinum toxin treatment is also used to treat patients in a variety of therapeutic indications including cerebral palsy in children, movement disorders, head, neck, shoulder, face) and axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

In the amount used for the treatment of upper facial lines, the side effects are usually temporary and localized to the area of injection. 

How long has botolinum toxin been used?

It has been used in Australia and New Zealand in therapeutic treatment for over 15 years.  It was first used for use in Australia for movement disorders (eye and face) in 1993 and for eye spasms and crossed eyes in New Zealand in 1991.

Can the anti-wrinkle treatment be combined with other product and procedures?

Many people use a combination of cosmetic products and procedures with botolinum toxin.
Your doctor will advise you as to whether or not you will receive better results if your anti-wrinkle treatment is combined with other products and procedures.

非手术整形的应用很广,但主要应用的部位是脸部,效果最为显着。针对脸部,利用生物注射和激光设备相结合,可以进行拉提与拉皮、除皱、隆鼻丰颊、除斑、缩小毛孔、皮肤回春等等。它还可以应用于五官和身体的精细塑形,达到与整形手术几乎相同的变美效果。