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How to get rid of wrinkles

Wrinkles, creases, folds and fine lines — they might not bother us when we’re young, but as we age they’re a reality for all of us. A multitude of factors can contribute to the formation of wrinkles, some of which we can control and some – like genetics – that are harder to change. While wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process, advances in non-invasive technologies such as HIFU Non Surgical Face Lift and Radio Frequency Skin Tightening mean that you can slow the process and keep smoother more youthful looking skin for longer.

How are wrinkles formed?

The slight lines in the skin that accumulate as we age occur when the underlying collagen fibers break down. This can be caused by exposure to sun, smoking, stress, lack of hydration and even from the repetition of facial expressions.

Your genetics and skin type can also play a role in how your skin ages. You may not be a big fan of oily skin, but if that is your type you may notice a slight reduction in wrinkling. This can occur when the natural oils on your face act as a built in moisturiser. Although of course the downside is the shiny, oily complexion that many people would find just as unappealing as wrinkles.

Due to sun damage being a key driver of collagen breakdown, wrinkles often appear in areas most exposed to the sun. This means you’ll probably notice wrinkles first appearing on the back of your hands, arms, your face and neck.


How to prevent wrinkles

Wash your face

Especially before bed. Sleeping with the accumulated grime and dust of the day can allow contaminants to seep into your pores and break down your collagen and elastin.

Quit smoking

Smoking damages your skin in a whole host of ways. Check out this WebMD article showing a photo comparison between ageing twins — one who smoked and one who didn’t.

Limit sugar intake

Refined sugar spikes your insulin levels leading to a burst of inflammation throughout the body. This inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin.

Change sleep position

The repeated pressure of the side of your face against a pillow can promote the breakdown of collagen. Try sleeping on your back instead.

Increase antioxidants

There is some research to show that a diet rich in antioxidants can help improve cell function and increase collagen production.

Drink more water

Just like every other organ in your body (yes the skin is an organ!) your skin needs water to survive.

The list of things you can do to prevent wrinkles from occurring is almost endless, depending on who you ask. Some, like drinking water, are common sense and good for you regardless. Others, like drinking lemon balm leaf tea, have a much weaker basis in science. That being said, we always recommend making healthy lifestyle decisions to support any anti wrinkle treatments.

How to prevent sleep wrinkles

The market is full of products to address the formation of so called “sleep wrinkles”. While some of these products have proven useful in individual cases there results can be hit and miss. That being said, many of the options for preventing sleep wrinkles involve quite pleasant luxury bedding, so you feel like upgrading your sheet set you could always give silk pillow cases a try.

Another option is simply to sleep on your back. Experts agree that sleep pressure is definitely not as great a contributor to wrinkles as factors such as ageing or sun exposure. But if you feel comfortable sleeping on your back, you could always give it a try.

How to prevent wrinkles around eyes naturally

Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes are a common complaint and one that many home made remedies claim to cure. Whether or not these treatments are effective is debatable, and some could potentially increase wrinkles by accidently breaking down collagen faster. If you want to try massaging wrinkles with rosemary oil or covering your face with cucumber puree, you’re probably not going to make things worse. But there’s really no substitute for scientifically proven, clinical treatments to tighten the skin and activate collagen production.

Does daily moisturizing prevent wrinkles?

Your average moisturiser is not capable of penetrating the epidermis and entering the underlying dermis to repair collagen. This is what a moisturiser would need to do to be able to really engage with the collagen and elastin that drive the formation of wrinkles. Some moisturisers can help to hydrate the top layer of skin, which can assist in the slight reduction of fine lines. But to really penetrate into the dermal layer and activate collagen production the only treatments that show consistent results are safe, accessible body contouring technologies.

Best way to get rid of wrinkles

HIFU Non Surgical Face Lift

High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) is a cutting edge technology that uses clinically proven ultrasound technology to reduce wrinkles. Our HIFU Non Surgical Face Lift tightens, lifts and contours your face and neck without any surgery, pain or downtime.

This treatment penetrates beyond the dermis to the very root of the skin’s structural weakness, activating collagen and elastin production. It tightens the same muscles that are shortened during surgery, providing a comparable result of a surgical face lift, without any of the pain or risk.

Our HIFU Non-Surgical Facelift is growing in popularity every day as more and more people hear about the dramatic results that are being achieved. These noticeable achievements can be seen in as little as one or two sessions. HIFU is able to achieve results that were once only possible with surgery.

HIFU Non-Surgical Facelift can be used to target the following areas:





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Radio Frequency Skin Tightening

Another popular method to tighten, firm and lift the skin is advanced Radio Frequency (RF) Skin Tightening. This technology has been used successfully by thousands of people to help reduce wrinkles by selectively heating skin tissue.

RF Skin Tightening creates smoother, healthier and younger looking skin by causing a contraction and concentration of collagen fibres and also regenerating collagen and elastin deposits to tighten the skin layer.

Radio Frequency Skin Tightening energy penetrates the skin layers to selectively heat the skin tissue and the extracellular matrix where the collagen fibres are embedded. The local heating causes an immediate contraction of collagen fibres, and at the same time increases the metabolism of the fibroblasts thereby accelerating the production of new collagen and elastin fibres.

Radio Frequency Skin Tightening targets the following areas of the body:







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Moisturising and natural prevention may be useful to a small degree. But they’re not likely to give you the noticeable results that you’re after. At Elite Body Contouring, we’re passionate about helping people feel and look better. That’s why we’ve invested our entire business into providing the most effective wrinkle reduction and body contouring technologies available in the world today. Our treatments are backed by science and our caring, trained staff are passionate about giving you the most relaxing and enjoyable experience possible.

For smoother, younger looking skin, make a booking today.