Your skin changes as you age. You might notice wrinkles, age spots and dryness. Your skin also becomes thinner and loses fat and collagen, making it less plump and smooth. The first visible signs of skin aging is usually rhytides and wrinkles.
Wrinkles vs. Rhytides
It’s a subtle difference, the distinction between wrinkles and rhytides. Rhytides are fine lines which appear in areas of motion, while wrinkles are the deeper folds or creases that often follow dynamic rhytides.
Static vs. Dynamic Rhytides/Wrinkles
Regardless of where rhytides/wrinkles occur on the face and body, they can be divided into two general categories:
- Dynamic: Dynamic rhytides and wrinkles can develop from repetitive movements, facial expressions, or habits, such as squinting, frowning and laughing.
- Static: Static wrinkles can develop from dynamic rhytides or from the effects of gravity and a loss of skin elasticity, such as on the jowls or cleavage wrinkles.
Regenerative Aging vs. Rhytides & Wrinkles
Early treatment and maintenance for rhytides may be the most effective way to sustain firm, youthful skin well into your 50's, and dare we say, 60's. To remodel rhytides we can tap into your skin’s natural collagen and elastin regenerative function. This helps to boost skin health from below the surface for a natural smoother and firmer appearance. Non-surgical rhytide and wrinkle reduction treatments can involve kick-starting the bodies natural repair cycle, boosting the production of collagen and elastin fibres to support skin health while achieving a noticeably smoother, younger-looking appearance.
Technologies vs. Clinicians
The body's natural repair function can be activated to regenerate and remodel rhytides, wrinkles, skin elasticity, thinning skin, acne scarring and photo-age damage. Prognosis and treatment by an experienced clinician is mandatory to ensure optimal selection of the appropriate technology and the optimum configuration and treatment for repeatable and sustainable results.
Various technologies such as Radio Frequency, LED therapy and other advanced regenerative techniques can be employed towards the establishment of a regenerative maintenance regime, to delay (and in some cases, reverse) the progression of static rhytides and static wrinkles.
Vivace Fractional RF Microneedling is now recognised as one of the safest and effective aesthetic treatments available in Australia, which is FDA cleared and TGA listed. For deep set static wrinkles a 3D Precision Treatment techniques is optimal. Vivace uses a layered treatment regime to remodel collagen by delivering energy for tightening and toning by targeting specific layers of the epidermis and dermis. Depending on your particular needs the ultimate all natural treatment may be Vivace with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Vivace is safe for darker skin tones. Treatment may be performed on the face, chest, or body, making for more customizable treatment options. Treatment plans and technologies should be customized based upon your personal aesthetic needs and goals, whether it’s to treat static rhytides, dynamic wrinkles, scarring, pigmentation, or crepe-like skin.
The body encounters declining natural collagen production by the early 30's and this degeneration accelerates after menopause. The Australian environment and lifestyle can magnify the skin-aging effects. A practical targeted and customised regenerative maintenance program is your best defense to combat and delay the degenerative symptoms of aging and in particular, the onset of static wrinkles.