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There are different causes for the appearance of wrinkles and therefore there are also different types of wrinkles. Depending on the type of wrinkle and its depth, our doctors draw up a treatment plan, in which all parts of the face are looked closely at.

 

Expression wrinkles arise in places where the skin often 'folds' because of your facial expression. If the eyebrows are often furrowed, a V-shaped frown wrinkle develops just above the bridge of the nose. If the eyes are squinted often, crow's feet develop at the corners of the eyes. Forehead wrinkles are the result of raising the eyebrows and wrinkles on the upper lip from puckering the lips.

The fine wrinkles on the cheeks are often referred to as 'drought wrinkles'. They occur when the protective layer on the skin becomes less effective, causing too much moisture to evaporate from the skin. Another cause of drought wrinkles can be that the skin contains less hyaluronic acid; the substance that attracts and retains moisture and also keeps the collagen fibers of the subcutaneous connective tissue in good condition.

 

Deeper lines are created when the quality of the collagen and elastin fibers of the subcutaneous connective tissue deteriorates due to aging, an excess of UV light or an unhealthy lifestyle. These fibers ensure the firmness and flexibility of the skin. The result is that the skin loses volume, becomes slacker and permanent folds appear that show themselves as wrinkles.

During the consultation with the doctor, your wishes and options will be discussed. Sometimes only one specific treatment is needed for the desired result, sometimes a combination of different treatments is the best choice.

 

  • With botulinum toxin (often referred to as Botox™, or Dysport, Xeomin or Juveaux) expression wrinkles, such as crow's feet and frown lines, can be tackled in a simple, fast and effective way. The active substance that is injected temporarily stops the muscles in a certain area. The skin is now no longer continuously folded and hence can recover. Wrinkles fade and your look becomes softer and relaxed.
  • Hyaluronic acid fillers are very suitable for filling fine wrinkles to deeper folds, but also for giving a larger area visibly more volume. Hyaluronic acid also ensures that the skin retains more moisture, which improves elasticity. This also leads to visibly fewer wrinkles.

 

In order to restore the volume of the skin, various types of fillers are introduced in strategic places with a liquid facelift. Thanks to the increased volume, the skin becomes tighter and smoother. With a liquid facelift, a larger area – such as the cheeks – can be lifted.

 

  • To give volume to an even larger area or to fill in very deep lines on the face, there is the biostimulators treatment such as Sculptra. Sculptra is an injectable used to fight wrinkles and sagging skin by stimulating the skin’s collagen production to help restore the cheeky plumpness of healthy skin. It is an alternative anti-aging treatment to injectable dermal fillers, skin creams, fat injections and implants. The result is longer-lasting than, for example, a filler treatment with hyaluronic acid.
  • The electromagnetic waves that are sent into the skin during an Radiofrequency treatment heat the deeper layers of the skin and thus stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin fibres. The skin is lifted without the use of a hypodermic needle or surgical knife. Radiofrequency gives an optimal end result after 3 to 4 months: the skin is visibly firmer and has fewer wrinkles.
  • Microneedling is very suitable if the skin is slack, causing wrinkles to appear on the face. With this cosmetic technique, tiny needles make microscopic skin punctures at the depth ideal for collagen induction. After microneedling with the RejuvaPen microneedling system, We infuse the skin punctures with gels, creams, and serums that stimulate beneficial effects like skin lightening, extra collagen production, and skin renewal. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the “golden portion” of your blood containing super-regenerative growth factors, is another popular addition to microneedling.
  • Ablative laser tx is another modality to address wrinkles reduction. With this treatment the top layer of the skin is damaged during a laser resurfacing, stimulating the regeneration process so that skin becomes firmer and more resilient and the skin structure improves.

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