What causes wrinkles?
It is well known that wrinkles appear with age. But what is the actual cause? The trigger is the so-called “dermis” or dermis, which lies directly below the upper skin layer. This dermis consists of connective tissue, more precisely fibroblasts, collagen and elastin. Collagen causes the stability of the skin, elastin its elasticity but unfortunately the content decreases over the years and the cell division slows down. In addition, external influences exacerbate the problem, such as free radicals and activated oxygen.
Wrinkle treatment in Berlin: what are the options?
For wrinkle injections in Berlin there are a number of options, all of which are possible without surgery or surgical procedures. In the first step, we analyze your skin condition and then suggest hyaluronic acid, Botox or also injecting with your own blood. The advantage is the gentle treatment and significantly fewer side effects than surgery.
Wrinkle treatment with hyaluronic acid
The important hyaluronic acid can be re-injected under the skin in the form of fillers and ensures lasting results. Unlike Botox, hyaluron
is broken down in the body only after a period of up to one year.
Wrinkle treatment with Botox
Botox is particularly suitable for the elimination of expression lines. Muscle areas with too much activity are relaxed and the skin lifts. An advantage of Botox
is that the active substance decomposes after a few months, which is why there are hardly any risks. In addition, the treatment is quick and is suitable even for the lunch break.
Wrinkle treatment with PRP
is the abbreviation for “plateled rich plasma”, which is a component of blood. The treatment is carried out with the patient’s own specially prepared blood and, of course, it can also be combined with Botox or hyaluronic acid. Names for
are also “autologous blood therapy” or the tongue-in-cheek “vampire lifting”.
What types of wrinkles exist?
A whole plethora of wrinkles exist, each giving a different impression and to be treated in different ways:
Forehead wrinkles are also called worry lines and usually appear only when you are very tense. If they are visible even at rest, this causes an unrelaxed impression. Responsible for forehead wrinkles is the occipital muscle aka occipitalis muscle in interaction with the forehead muscle, the frontalis muscle.
Glabellar wrinkles or frown lines
The glabellar wrinkles
run vertically and are located between the eyebrows. By contracting them, the facial expression appears angry or even sad and serious. Responsible for this is the “slender muscle” or musculus procerus, which is simply a small ligament on the root of the nose and interacts with the musculus corrugator supercilii.
Crow’s feet or wrinkles on the eyes.
Crow’s feet are also called smile lines and their structure resembles the feet of a crow or a raven. We are talking about a regular network of wrinkles caused by the eye ring muscle (Musculus orbicularis oculi). This muscle is also responsible for allowing the eyelids to close.
The nasolabial fold
The nasolabial fold runs between the nose and the lips and is affected by almost every facial muscle. In particular, the nose’s stumping causes the nasolabial fold to protrude, and when the levator labii superioris alaeque nasi muscle and the levator labii superioris muscle work too hard as a lifter of the upper lip, nasal folds or “bunny lines” also appear. The effect of the nasolabial fold should not be underestimated and has a lasting effect on the facial expression of every person.
Drooping corners of the mouth or marionette lines
When corners of the mouth droop, the depressor anguli oris muscle is involved. This muscle is one of the most important players in a person’s facial expression and is exceedingly powerful. Over the years, the effects show up in deep cuts and furrows that run down from the lower corners of the mouth and look bad-tempered. Here and there there is also talk of marionette wrinkles.
Lip wrinkles or pleats
Smokers know and fear the lip wrinkles or pleats. In fact, the pointing of the mouth while sucking in the smoke is one of the main reasons for their formation. Likewise, lip wrinkles can be found after strong sun exposure. Visually, one of the problems with these wrinkles is the collection of lipstick traces, which become clearly visible when the mouth is moved.
Too many chin wrinkles cause a so-called “strawberry chin”. Responsible is the musculus mentalis or chin muscle, which also makes it possible to push up the lower lip. Strawberry chin is so called due to the formation of wrinkles, another phenomenon is “cobblestone chin”, which is caused by skin that moves towards the lower lip.
Cheek chin wrinkles
When laughing or pronouncing the sound “I”, cheek chin wrinkles appear, which connect to the nasolabial fold. Particularly when there is “too much” subcutaneous fatty tissue and skin and/or a double chin, these wrinkles represent a visual problem. Triggers are a whole range of different muscles.
Nose wrinkles are also called bunny lines and are considered a consequence of very dry skin. Another trigger is the frequent wrinkling of the nose, which is also the reason for a bad-tempered to angry facial expression.
Neck wrinkles are typical signs of aging and are caused by weakening connective tissue and gravity. Especially below the chin, the skin gives way, which causes some people to wear a scarf.
Wrinkles on the hands
Wrinkles on the hands also occur in the wake of natural aging and are accordingly due to a loss of collagen and hyaluron. If this phenomenon occurs early, UV radiation or physical work is usually responsible. As a result, veins, tendons and the bone structure become prominent, which some people find unaesthetic.
What are the risks of wrinkle treatment in Berlin?
Wrinkle treatment in Berlin is generally carried out without any major risks. In advance, it is clarified exactly whether allergies are present and some preparations require a prior allergy test. In some cases, anti-wrinkle treatments lead to the development of hardening or nodules (granulomas), but these disappear over time. Also possible are hematomas at the injection site and, in rare cases, infections.
For the sake of completeness, necrosis or scarring should also be mentioned, and of course the skin may also redden and swell a little in the immediate aftermath of a treatment. Finally, in some treatments there is a risk of overcorrection and the proverbial “overshooting the mark”. However, due to our high level of expertise, we avoid such problems and also advise against materials that are difficult to degrade.
How do I find the right wrinkle treatment in Berlin?
When looking for the right wrinkle treatment in Berlin, the main focus should be on competence. Bait offers at dumping prices do not pay off and if treated incorrectly, the result is an unnatural expression.
At what age is wrinkle treatment suitable?
Strictly speaking, skin aging begins at the age of 25. However, a perfect age for “starting” wrinkle treatment cannot be named, because it is always a matter of individual well-being. It is important to check the state of health before any treatment.
Which method is the best?
Botox, filler, autologous blood – there are various therapies against wrinkles. Mimic wrinkles are particularly suitable for working with Botox, while smoothing is mainly achieved by fillers and hyaluronic acid, which also applies to the nasolabial fold.
Smaller wrinkles can also be removed with laser and in some cases we also advise mesotherapy or microdermabrasion.
Can the methods be combined?
In principle, wrinkle treatment methods can be combined without any problems. In some cases, this is even more effective because the skin is affected at different levels.
Your wrinkle treatment at the Belladerma specialist center in Berlin
If you have decided to have wrinkle treatment in Berlin, you are welcome to visit our BellaDerma specialist center for aesthetic treatments.
You will find us in Berlin-Mitte, Unter den Linden / corner of Friedrichstraße as well as in City West, Joachimsthaler Straße / corner of Kurfürstendamm. We are available by telephone on 030 . 88 92 92 20.