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Lines & Wrinkles
Lines & Wrinkles

Deep lines and wrinkles, are caused by repeated facial expressions. They are commonly found on the forehead, between the eyebrows, or as ‘crows feet’ around the eyes. When the muscles underneath the skin are activated in a facial expression, the skin above ‘bunches up’. Over time, this constant creasing of the skin’s support layers (the dermis) results in permanent wrinkles.

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Despite the claims of many companies, topical products cannot erase deep lines. The most effective treatment is Botulinum Toxin, which can temporarily deactivate the muscles responsible for causing the wrinkles, causing a more relaxed appearance.

Dermal fillers can also help with deep lines in the forehead and around the mouth by adding subtle volume to the area.

Other treatments that relate to correcting lines and wrinkles are listed above in the ‘Related Treatments’ section. The right treatment for you will depend on the location and severity of your lines and wrinkles (eg. how deep they are). Our experienced team of Appearance Medicine Nurses offer a 45-minute cosmetic consultation where they can provide recommendations specific to you and a tailored treatment plan.

In terms of ongoing maintenance of smooth skin: sunscreen and collagen-boosting vitamins, such as Vitamin A (retinaldehyde) and Vitamin C can minimise the severity of wrinkles by helping to ensure that the dermal structure remains intact. But don’t be fooled by moisturiser. It’s a commonly held belief that moisturisers assist with deep lines. While a moisturiser may slightly plump the skin around a wrinkle, it cannot erase or prevent these lines for two reasons:

  • It cannot penetrate to the dermis layer where the wrinkles form.
  • The problem is not caused by dryness. The dermis, where wrinkles form, is always moist.


Your best next step is to book a cosmetic consultation with one of our Appearance Medicine Nurses to discuss the best treatment for you.


Why Skin Institute?

Feeling confident and looking the best you can are things we all aim for. Skin Institute has over twenty years of experience in skincare, and we pride ourselves on keeping at the forefront of developments in appearance medicine. Our expert teams are helping Kiwis across the country show the world their best face – and you could be one of them.

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