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. 

Reviews

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Review -Vampire PRP Facelift
Reviewed on 16 February 2017 by Maureen Allem

I had my first Dr PRP Facial at the Fourways branch last year October. Whenever the Skin Renewal training team and I decide to introduce any new treatments at Skin Renewal, I am always the first to try the new treatment out to ensure we can deliver results for our patients. I was interested to see if this Vampire Facial could make a difference to the overall texture of my skin. A few weeks after the initial treatment I started receiving numerous compliments about my skin and thus the decision to introduce the DrPRP treatment in the new year was a no brainer.

I jumped at the chance to be the model for the doctor's training of PRP and thus was fortunate enough to receive a second treatment. Three weeks post my second treatment, our training team at Skin Renewal insisted that we take before and after photos to compare results of the 2 Vampire Facial treatments. We took follow up photos today and we were all amazed at the difference in the texture and clarity of my skin. You can view the before and after photos on our Vampire Facial web page for all to see.

What really impressed me was the improvement of my necklines and the texture of my chin...really thrilled with the results. What sets the Dr PRP system aside from the other PRP treatments out there is the double centrifuge process which delivers "liquid gold", a super concentrated PRP. At Skin Renewal the PRP treatment includes the face, neck, decollete and hands, so all neglected areas will be covered ... Can't wait to have my third treatment!

Dr Maureen Allem, Founder and Medical Director Skin, Body, Health and Sleep Renewal

Review -Not a line to be seen!
Reviewed on 5 January 2017 by Theresa

After a few attempts by leading medical aesthetics doctors, including a plastic surgeon - they were unable to successfully remove the forehead lines with Botox. I was advised I need fillers there as my skin is too thin for effective Botox (I am over 60).

Well, Dr. Maureen sorted it our in one 10minute session. Not a line to be seen!! Two months later it still looks amazing!

Review -​Everything and More than I expected – I am a Fan for Life!
Reviewed on 28 May 2015 by Johann Grobler

Thank you ladies, the results of my Silhouette Soft Threads procedure are everything and more than I expected! Sleeping is a tad uncomfortable for about 5 days after but the immediate effects are just so absolutely worth it! There was no down time. I am a Fan for Life thrilled with my face’s refreshed, lifted and fuller volume appearance.

Review -Receiving numerous compliments daily
Reviewed on 21 May 2015 by M.A from Parkhurst

I was excited to get my "lifting threads" done at Parkhurst. I am on the wrong side of fifty and am against surgery. I was a bit nervous to start off with, but I can honestly say that the doctor was amazing. I had 6 threads inserted on each side of my face. The only slight pain I felt was where she injected me with a local anaesthetic before inserting the threads. I felt no pain during the procedure and no bruising at all! It has been 4 weeks since my threadlift and I am receiving numerous compliments each day. The staff at Parkhurst were so professional. Thank you.

Review -The dreaded double chin
Reviewed on 19 May 2015 by Mrs M.S from Parkhurst

I have suffered with a dreaded double chin for most of my adult life. A few extra pounds later, this had worsened since loose skin had also set in. Dr Marilyn suggested that I do a few skin tightening and fat reduction treatments with Exilis before placing a few threads into the area. 2 months after my Exilis procedure, I had 10 threads inserted into my double chin area. The procedure took all of 5 minutes and I was left with mild bruising on my neck afterwards. Thank you Dr Marilyn for a great procedure and great advice.

Review -The Constantia team is amazing
Reviewed on 6 March 2015 by Zsuzsanna Valko Constantia

I would like to let you know how happy I am with your branch in Constantia.

The team is amazing. Starting with the new receptionists: Stephanie is very professional, helpful and very welcoming, friendly every time someone enters or has a request.

I always get an immediate answer to my emails and they try to help me out with my appointments (I had quite a few...) to the fullest.

Dr. Fred is great doctor, very much aware of health and body problems and the way of treating them. I really enjoyed my IV treatments with him.

I am the patient of Dr. Graham for a few years now and I do not want to go to any doctor anymore for my fillers, botox or threads. I visited before the best doctors in Milan and Zürich so have some experience. He is a fantastic person, outstanding doctor who listens to you and does according to your needs, preferences. Some of my international friends feel the same way about him.

Last, but not least I have to mention my therapist. She is a lovely girl and an amazing therapist. She really loves her job and cares for her clients. She is very understanding and knows well how to treat different skin problems. She is not pushy and listens to the needs of her clients.

A big thank you for all of you guys, you work really hard and do a great job.

Thank you for your kindness and professionalism.

Review -Enjoy all my treatments
Reviewed on 11 February 2015 by Lyn Curnow

The staff at Hillcrest are all so helpful and friendly and considerate. I enjoy all my treatments done at the Skin Renewal branch.

Review -Great full body massage
Reviewed on 11 February 2015 by Katy Jennings

Catherine made me feel so comfortable and relaxed from the very first moment. She was very thorough and firm and did a really great treatment.

Review -Excellent long lasting results
Reviewed on 9 February 2015 by Sharon Drummond

I have had Fillers before with excellent long lasting results. The treatment was at Skin Renewal Hillcrest.

Review -Aiming for the best results!
Reviewed on 9 February 2015 by M.N

I always have a wonderful session with Dr Gwen and excellent results!

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