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.
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.