Can my facial folds be reduced?

Skin folds are formed by facial expressions and are like deep wrinkles. The difference is that whereas wrinkles are usually a series of contraction lines, a fold is usually a deepening of a single facial line where the expression occurs. The naso-labial folds (which run from the nose to the sides of the mouth) are the most common example. 

Many wrinkles can be relaxed with Botulinum Toxin injections , however, folds are sometimes in areas which can’t be relaxed in this way. Instead, Dermal Filler injections or collagen can be used to ‘plump’ the skin under the line and soften its appearance.

Any skincare routine for expressive folds should focus on preserving the skin’s collagen structures. Intact collagen provides an even base for the upper layers of the skin. Daily use of a high SPF, broad spectrum sunscreen protects collagen against UV-induced degradation, while Vitamin C and Vitamin A (retinaldehyde) can stimulate collagen producing cells to produce more collagen.

For on-going skin maintenance, our experienced staff can provide a tailored treatment plan.

Talk to a cosmetic nurse about your skin concerns by clicking the
Free Cosmetic Consult button below.

Free Spot Check Terms & Conditions

A Free Spot Check is for checking 1-2 moles or lesions of concern. It is not an offer for a full body skin check. A Free Spot Check is not available at some clinics.

Free Cosmetic Consultation Terms & Conditions

A Free Cosmetic Consultation is typically 15 minutes long with a cosmetic nurse to discuss your skin type, address a particular skin concern or to discuss a cosmetic procedure that you may be interested in.

Free cosmetic consultations are for:

  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • Botox®
  • Fillers
  • Facial Peels
  • Dermal Rolling
  • Microderm/Microhydrabrasion
  • Skincare

You will be given printed information about the products and procedures discussed to take home. Once you have read through this, we suggest you make a full consultation to discuss these in depth.

Note: These appointments ARE NOT AVAILABLE at Albany, Manukau or Nelson clinics.

Initial Consultation Terms & Conditions

This consultation is your opportunity to discuss your concerns with a Specialist Doctor and to be given a recommendation of treatment based on your personal requirements. There will be a charge for this consultation.

Cancellation Policy for Consultations

We understand that sometimes it is necessary for you to change your appointment.  Out of consideration for others, we kindly ask that you provide a minimum of 24 hours notice if you wish to change or cancel your appointment.  If insufficient notice is given a 50% cancellation fee may be incurred and no shows may be charged at full price.

Other Appointment Terms & Conditions

Please state the name of the procedure or treatment that you would like an appointment for in the “More Info” field of the appointment form. There will be a charge for this appointment.

Cancellation Policy for Appointments

We understand that sometimes it is necessary for you to change your appointment.  Out of consideration for others, we kindly ask that you provide a minimum of 24 hours notice if you wish to change or cancel your appointment.  If insufficient notice is given a 50% cancellation fee may be incurred and no shows may be charged at full price.