Wrinkle prevention is at the top of most people’s skincare priority list, with many seeking natural wrinkle remedies that will create smooth and firm skin. Here at Pure Perfection Clinic, we offer several solutions that help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and can be tailored to your individual goals and budget. Why do we get wrinkles? As we get older, our skin gets thinner and more elastic, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Repeated muscle movements from smiling and frowning exacerbate the wrinkles around our eyes and on our foreheads, while smoking and excessive sun exposure also contribute to skin damage and the appearance of wrinkles. How do wrinkles develop with age? If you’re under 25, it’s likely that you don’t have any wrinkles at all. Yes, you may have a couple of fine lines when you smile or frown – known as ‘dynamic’ wrinkles – but these probably won’t cause you too much bother. From the age of 25, however, your collagen production will start to decline. This means that more wrinkles will start to appear and become ‘static’ in nature – meaning they’re still visible even when you’re not smiling or frowning. As you age, both dynamic and static lines will gradually become more noticeable. When you enter perimenopause – usually in your 40s or 50s – your collagen levels will drastically decline, leading to significant wrinkling, along with dry and saggy-looking skin. The best wrinkle-prevention methods While we can’t prevent wrinkles all together, stopping smoking and staying out of the sun are by far the best ways to avoid wrinkles worsening. You should be using at least SPF 30 every day of the year – regardless of whether it’s sunny or not – while making use of sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat in the hotter months. Natural wrinkle remedies The least invasive way to combat wrinkles is through good skincare. At Pure Perfection Clinic, we’re huge fans of the ZO Skin Health range. With products to suit every age group and stage of ageing, we can advise on what’s best for you. If you’re younger, it may be the ZO Daily Power Defense – an antioxidant serum designed to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles – or for older patients, you might benefit from a stronger, prescription-based range such as the ZO Aggressive Anti Ageing Program. Our team have extensive experience using this range, while our clinical director Sara has been trained by the creator of ZO himself – Dr Zein Obagi. Drop in for a consultation to find the best wrinkle skincare solution for you. Device-led wrinkle solutions As the leading provider of anti-wrinkle devices in North Wales and the North West, you can trust us to find the best injection-free solution for you. At Pure Perfection Clinic, we offer treatment with Secret PRO and Morpheus8. Both are state-of-the-art radiofrequency micro-needling devices, with Secret PRO having the added benefit of CO2 laser for those who would also benefit from skin resurfacing. Each will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles over a series of treatments, with long-term natural-looking results developing over a few months. We’ll recommend the best option for you after a detailed skin and wrinkle assessment. Quick-fix injectable options If time is of the essence and you’re looking for a quicker wrinkle treatment option than energy devices can offer, then threads, dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections are your best solutions. Dissolvable threads can be inserted under the skin to lift sagging and unfold wrinkles, while dermal fillers have a similar effect, but use a substance called hyaluronic acid to add volume and contour features, while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Both have immediate results that get better with time. Anti-wrinkle injections, on the other hand, will temporarily paralyse the muscles that cause wrinkles, leaving you with a smooth and youthful appearance that’s fully noticeable after two weeks and lasts approximately three months. This treatment requires a medical prescription, so you must attend a consultation to find out more and determine if it’s the right approach for you. Long-term wrinkle management Regardless of what wrinkle prevention and reduction treatment you choose, the Pure Perfection Clinic team will recommend the best ways to manage your wrinkles forever. Based on your individual preferences, we’ll put together an affordable maintenance plan that will keep you looking and feeling your best long into the future.