Facial wrinkles are caused by a number of factors:
Dynamic lines – these are wrinkles that are caused by contraction of the muscles of facial expression. Repeated compression of the skin along these lines breaks down the collagen fibres, which support the skin to form specific lines and wrinkles. Initially, these wrinkles can only be seen when the muscles contract e.g when you smile/frown, however, as the skin becomes progressively creased, the lines may often appear at rest.
Loss of facial volume – When we are younger, our face is more plump and full as time passes, this volume is lost. Fat around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead are depleted. This loss of volume leads to some bagginess of skin and the formation of wrinkles. Loss of facial volume also results in an older, more gaunt appearance, as is often seen with dramatic weight loss. Microcurrent Non-surgical facial toning can help to replace this lost volume – improving both wrinkles and the overall youthfulness of the face.
Gravity – The inescapable pull of gravity draws the skin downwards on the face. This leads to drooping of the cheeks and formation of nasolabial lines (the lines from the corners of the mouth to the nose) and jowls, drooping of the eye skin and formation of upper and lower lid laxity and wrinkles.
Sleep lines – These are caused by the compression of the skin from contact of the pillow to the face when sleeping. Their location is determined by the underlying attachments of the muscles of the face. Pillow contact puts pressure on these attachments and causes sleep lines. Sleep lines can often be found on the forehead, around the eyes, cheeks and upper lip, and are not created by muscle contraction.
Other External Factors – Sun damage, smoking and poor diet can also cause a thinning of the skin, de-hydration and a break down of collagen leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin re-surfacing technologies help to reduce the signs of premature lines and wrinkles by stimulating the production of new collagen. Hydrating treatments help to re-hydrate the skin and plump out deep lines and wrinkles
Sun damage, poor diet and an unsatisfactory skin care regimen can lead to dry, flakey, dehydrated skin. Dry skin can lead to premature ageing, the break down of collagen and the formation of lines and wrinkles. The skin will take on a dull, greyish and devitalized appearance. As the skin tries to compensate for dryness the sebaceous (oil producing) glands will try to lubricate the skin and in so doing pores may become clogged and black heads and acne pustules may form.
In short, good skin hydration is essential in order to maintain a healthy and youthful complexion.
The Hydratone facial treatment uses a moisture infused gel mask to bathe the skin with intensive hydrating actives. De-hydrated and sun damaged skin is immediately quenched by the hydrating properties of the mask. The Hydratone mask also has a softening action on the skin tissue that helps to plump out and smooth lines and wrinkles.
This treatment also incorporates the neck and décolleté area as with the regular treatment but in addition this treatment uses a moisture infused gel mask to bathe the skin with intensive hydrating actives. De-hydrated skin is immediately quenched by the hydrating properties of the mask. This Hydratone mask also has a softening action on the skin tissue that helps to plump out and smooth lines and wrinkles.
As we age, the automatic process of exfoliation and cell renewal slows down. Sometimes the body needs a little help. The removal of the dead skin cells reveals the softer more youthful looking skin cells underneath.
The superficial abrasion of the skin also triggers the body’s own natural repair mechanism which triggers the production of new collagen and releases glycoaminoglycans in order to rehydrate and replenish the recently abraded area. This has a remarkable softening action on surface lines and wrinkles.
CACI Ultimate System
£80 90 mins
CACI Synergy System
£40 30 mins