What are fine lines & wrinkles
As we get older, our skin undergoes changes such as losing moisture, changing texture and losing elasticity, all of which contribute to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to natural changes, the skin can prematurely develop fine lines and wrinkles due to lifestyle factors such as exposure to the sun and UV rays, smoking and drinking.
How can it be treated?
There are a range of treatments available for fine lines and wrinkles. Details about the more invasive treatments such as Botox, Sculptra and fillers can be found on our anti-ageing page. For patients who do not want injectable treatments we offer alternative treatments using lasers.
We use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to target light energy at the affected areas. Each pulse produces specific light wavelengths that are absorbed into the skin and turned into heat energy. The heat energy stimulates elastin and collagen formation and development. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin looking refreshed and renewed.
How many treatments will I need?
The amount of treatments you’ll require depends on the extent of your lines and wrinkles. However, we use very high specification IPL equipment which means that you will need to visit us fewer times than if you were being treated using an inferior laser treatment.
Will it hurt?
The treatment isn’t painful, although some patients do notice a slight stinging sensation. As the treatment is so straightforward, you will be able to return to your daily routine or work straight away. Some patients may experience some redness following the treatment. This will subside within a few hours and can be covered with make up.
When will I see the results?
Your skin will feel noticeably smoother and more revitalised after the first treatment. Results will become more apparent following repeated treatments.