As we age, it is completely natural to start noticing lines and wrinkles developing. Some of the most common problem areas that lines and wrinkles are likely to develop include the forehead and the skin around the eyes and mouth. But why does this happen? And is there anything we can actually do about it? Why do wrinkles form? Fine lines and wrinkles are, unfortunately, a natural part of the ageing process. Wrinkles generally begin to occur from muscles that contract to form different facial expressions. Other factors, such as sun damage, smoking, dehydration and other environmental and genetic factors also contribute to the development of wrinkles. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity, and becomes thinner, drier, and weaker, which leads to sagging, as well as lines and wrinkles. How can wrinkles be treated? Fortunately, there are now treatments available that are specially designed to target fine lines and wrinkles, which can significantly improve the overall appearance of the skin. At Sculpted, we offer anti-wrinkle injections, which work by temporarily relaxing wrinkle-causing muscles. These injections are often used in combination with other treatments to improve the tone, texture, and quality of the skin. At the Sculpted Clinic, treatment begins with a consultation with Dr Sawhney. The initial consultation is very important, because it allows Dr Sawhney to properly assess your needs and expectations. It’s also a good time to raise any questions or concerns you might have regarding the procedure. During the procedure itself, multiple small injections of the muscle relaxant are administered in the target areas. While you might start to see the results within a day or two, it can take between 10 and 14 days for the full results to be visible. The results generally last for around three to four months and we recommend that you come in for further treatments in order to maintain the results. Regular follow-up consultations with Dr Sawhney allow him to fine tune your maintenance treatments and optimise the results. Are there any other options? Another option for the treatment of deep lines and wrinkle is dermal fillers, which work differently to anti-wrinkle injections anti-wrinkle injections relax the facial muscles, dermal fillers work by adding or returning volume to the skin. At Sculpted Clinic, we use dermal fillers that contain a natural complex found in the skin. The complex attracts and retains water, which then combines with elastin to boost the skin’s elasticity and helps to build a healthy skin structure. During the procedure, the complex is injected into the target areas. Results are visible instantly and last between 12 and 14 months. Because the dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic, the treatment does not generally cause any pain and discomfort. Dr Sawhney may also use a topical numbing cream or ice to further limit discomfort if necessary. Why choose us? At Sculpted Clinic, our experienced team of professionals is led by Dr Sawhney, who is a board-certified specialist plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon. Consultations are an essential part of the treatment process and we always take the time to thoroughly discuss your concerns, desired outcomes, and expectations before formulating a customised treatment plan best suited to your needs. When it comes to treating wrinkles, we often recommend that dermal fillers are used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections to achieve the best possible outcome, but each patient is different. For this reason, your treatment plan will be tailor-made especially for you. Ready for a consultation? The Sculpted clinic boasts a team of dedicated clinicians who are happy to answer any questions you have about the available treatments. To arrange a consultation with us, please get in touch. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.