Ageing skin and wrinkles unsettle women more than men because society believes a woman loses her attractiveness once visible signs of facial ageing sets in.

Ageing skin is associated with a range of cosmetic concerns - from a loss of collagen, which results in the thinning of the skin to a loss of structural integrity or weakening of the skin leading to different types wrinkles.

Cutaneous ageing signs become visible from as early as the twenties, especially with excessive sun or environmental exposure. The two earliest signs of ageing are the development of crow's feet around the eyes, and wrinkling between the brows and forehead due to constant facial expressions. Between the ages of 30 to 49 years there is a sharp increase in prevalence of skin changes such as wrinkles. In contrast, signs most clearly ascribable to photo-aging such as pigmented spots, affect most people two to three decades later.

To understand the various treatments of wrinkles, one must understand that there are different kinds of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles:

  • Static wrinkles are those facial lines that are evident even when our face is at rest, thus constantly visible.
  • Dynamic wrinkles are those wrinkles and lines that appear when your face is animated.

Sleeping Positions are one of the main causes of static wrinkles. Resting your face on the pillow in the same way every night for years on end also leads to wrinkles. Called sleep lines, these wrinkles eventually become etched on the surface of the skin and no longer disappear when the head is not resting on the pillow. Women, who tend to sleep on their sides, are most likely to see these lines appear on their chin and cheeks. Men tend to notice these lines on the forehead since they usually sleep with the face pressed face down on the pillow. People who sleep on their backs do not develop these wrinkles since their skin does not lie crumpled against the pillow.

When we were younger and our skin had abundant collagen, the only lines and wrinkles we had were dynamic. Our face was otherwise wrinkle-free when we weren't animated. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by facial expressions and repetitive facial movements. Each time we use a facial muscle, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin, which is why we see lines form with each facial expression. As skin ages and loses its elasticity, the skin stops springing back to its line-free state, with constant motion these grooves become permanently etched on the face as fine lines and wrinkles.

How do we treat the different types of wrinkles?

Home therapies:

Once the signs of ageing such as wrinkles appear on the facial skin, it is time to initiate the most powerful corrective treatments and topical therapies available such as growth factors to improve collagen content and wrinkling. At Skin Renewal, we offer two very powerful growth factor based products, namely:

In Office treatments:

Injectable fillers, laser rejuvenation treatments, Pearl Fusion, PDT, Skin Needling, Mesotherapy and Carboxytherapy are mainly used for static wrinkling. Fillers soften lines and larger wrinkles by plumping them out so they look less evident at rest. In some cases, the combination of anti-wrinkle injections and fillers are used when the line or wrinkle is very deep and weakening the muscle action will help preserve the longevity of the filler. This is most common in the furrows between the eyebrows or bleed lines on the lip.

Dynamic wrinkles are what separate anti-wrinkle injections and any of the injectable fillers. Anti-wrinkle injections are for dynamic wrinkling. It is a muscle relaxing agent so it will soften the wrinkles and lines that occur from a dynamic facial movement, such as between the brows with frowning, or the crow's feet from smiling. Wrinkle treatment should start as soon as one sees a wrinkle developing when the wrinkles are still "soft". If these wrinkles are neglected they become "ingrained" and "scar like" and they are then almost impossible to treat successfully. If we intervene early and fill in wrinkles with dermal fillers, then we can prevent these breaks in the skin.

Skin Renewal Tip

At Skin Renewal injectable wrinkle treatments and fillers are commonly performed at the same visit. Anti-wrinkle injections helps with the upper one-third of the face whereas injectable fillers generally help with the lower two-thirds. This combination is called a Liquid Facelift which is one of the most widely used and most effective methods of achieving a significant wrinkle improvement within 1-2 weeks’ time. The Liquid Facelift can be combined with just about any other aesthetic treatment that exists and at Skin Renewal. We have safely combined these with our signature treatment 3-D Skin Rejuvenation™.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are so many amazing options available to you. What it really comes down to is how quickly you want to see results, and how much down time you’re able to handle, because, if you want a very quick result, it would mean having more “aggressive treatments”. But if you want to have less aggressive treatments that will give you a result over time, then we approach your concern a bit differently. You could for example have a combination of Botulinum, Fillers, Silhouettes and PDO threads, which will give you a result more quickly, OR, you could do a course of treatment combinations including Peels, Lasers and Carboxytherapy which will take a bit longer and your results will show slowly and progressively over time. The other thing that of course comes into play, is how severe your lines and wrinkles are to begin with. One of our Doctors would need to do a thorough analysis of your concern and give you a better idea of a customised package specifically for you so that we can ensure that your needs and expectations are met, taking into account your skin condition. 

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*Please note results may vary by individuals.
Review -Laser With Durea
Reviewed on 1 June 2018 by Anonymous

Excellent service as always. Durea is a star!

Review -Noxy
Reviewed on 18 April 2018 by Anonymous

Noxy was very excellent. I really liked her. Coming back soon.

Review -Extremely Patient and knowledgable
Reviewed on 5 April 2018 by Mrs Flin from Cape Town

Phoned not only for an appointment but to get general advice for treatments and prices. Elize was extremely patient and knowledgeable. Put me at ease and welcoming (15 minutes on the phone!). Excellent first impressions. Megan (therapist) was brilliant by explaining all procedures and consequences. A highly pleasant recommended experience.

Review -Loyalty program treat
Reviewed on 4 April 2018 by Riancha

I have had an incredible experience today! Everything was relaxing and beautiful. The loyalty program has made me feel part of the family and I anticipate frequenting Skin Renewal for years to come. Not only does my skin feel amazing but I feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle the year. Thank you!

Review -Friendly help at Skin Renewal Bedfordview
Reviewed on 29 March 2018 by Sonmari

Thank you for the friendly help. Lovely staff and great treatment.

Review -Always make a plan
Reviewed on 29 March 2018 by Sonet

Always willing to make a plan for us. Very friendly staff and amazing treatments.

Review -Parkhurst Experience
Reviewed on 27 February 2018 by Erika Steyn

I am from Witbank and prefer to have my treatments done at Parkhurst Renewal Institute. The staff treat you with so much respect, they are friendly and always willing to help. Dr Marilyn knows exactly what I need and always takes her time to give me the best treatments, so I can look my best. Thank you for your great service.

Review -Parkhurst service in total
Reviewed on 26 February 2018 by S.T. Du Toit

I have been a client of Skin Renewal for over 10 years. The quality of staff is dynamic and professional, as well as supportive and personal. The information I receive from the doctors and staff is exceptional on an ongoing basis ie. latest treatments. I feel like it is my safe place, always feeling better after every treatment.

Review -Professionalism at its best!
Reviewed on 23 March 2017 by Anonymous

I have regular Limelight treatments with Nicky and without fail, every visit is as good as the last. The treatment is in its self slightly uncomfortable, but with Nicky's caring professionalism, it makes things much more bearable to handle. I would recommend Nicky 100 percent for any treatment especially Limelight.

Review -Excellent results
Reviewed on 28 February 2017 by Birgit Van der Mark

I was visiting the institute in Cape Quarter. First of all thank you for the warm welcome. All of you are more than professional and friendly. But best of all are the results!! I can't say how happy I am as the results are beyond my expectations. Really, in case you still have doubts about botox treatment, you shouldn't wait any longer to get the treatment. It's fantastic. And Dr. Toni as an expert knows exactly the right dose to use. Thank you so much. Thanks to all of you. I will be coming back. Kind regards, Birgit

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