Ageing skin droops and repeated damage through facial expression or volume loss creates wrinkles and lines. The severity of these changes in an individual depends on genetic tendency, skin type and exposure to environmental factors.

Facial wrinkles are caused by a number of factors;

Dynamic Lines – these are wrinkles that are caused by contraction of the muscles of facial expression. Repeated compression of the skin along these lines breaks down the collagen fibres which support the skin to form specific lines and wrinkles. Initially, these wrinkles can only be seen when the muscles contract e.g when you smile/frown, however, as the skin gets older, the skin cells become lazier and there are fewer of them, so it becomes more creased and the lines may often appear at rest.

Loss Of Facial Volume – When we are younger, our face is more plump and full like a luscious grape, and as time passes, this volume is lost making it more like a sultana. Fat around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead become depleted. This loss of volume leads to some bagginess of skin and the formation of wrinkles. Loss of facial volume also results in an older, more gaunt appearance, as is often seen with dramatic weight loss. Non-surgical facial reshaping with dermal fillers can help to replace this lost volume – improving both wrinkles and the overall youthfulness of the face.

Gravity – The inescapable pull of gravity draws the skin downwards on the face. This leads to drooping of the cheeks and formation of nasolabial lines (the lines from the corners of the mouth to the nose) and jowls, drooping of the eye skin and formation of upper and lower lid laxity and wrinkles.

Sleep Lines – These are caused by the compression of the skin from contact of the pillow to the face when sleeping. Their location is determined by the underlying attachments of the muscles of the face. Pillow contact puts pressure on these attachments and causes sleep lines. Sleep lines can often be found on the forehead, around the eyes, cheeks and upper lip, and are not created by muscle contraction.

Dynamic lines are generally treated with muscle relaxing injections into the specific muscles that create your lines and wrinkles.  In addition to treating grumpy frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and lines around the eyes, an advanced clinician can use these treatments for lines around the lips, nose, chin, and neck.

Muscle relaxing injections can also be used to re-balance the face. Relaxing muscles that pull the face down (such as the ‘down-frown’ muscles at the mouth corners, and the muscles that pull down the brows) can give a lifted and more open appearance to your face. These treatments can also be used for jaw slimming to create a more oval face, or to improve a gummy smile.

Beautiful, natural looking results can be achieved with these treatments when your doctor has a thorough knowledge of the muscles of the face, and an artistic eye to create balance in your face. There is an art to BOTOX® treatments – they need to be placed in the correct muscle, in the right place, at an appropriate dose. Your treatment will be tailored to your face, and lower doses are often used initially, to ensure the results look natural.

Replacing volume loss is an effective way to rejuvenate the face.  Dermal fillers can be used to fill deeper lines (often combined with BOTOX treatments for best results),  Also, by strategically adding volume to certain areas of the face such as the cheeks, under eye hollows (tear troughs), lips, and brows, it is possible to lift and rejuvenate the face non-surgically.

Treatment Options:

To relax the muscles that form dynamic lines to soften and prevent lines forming. May be combined with dermal fillers for deeper lines.

A 5 step process that detoxifies, hydrates and protects the skin with DermaBuilder®
$159 Member / $189 Non-Member

To relax the muscles that form dynamic lines to soften and prevent lines forming. May be combined with dermal fillers for deeper lines.

A 6 step process that detoxifies, hydrates and protects the skin with your Choice of Brightenol or Dermabuilder PLUS LED Therapy
$164 Member / $194 Non-Member

A milk based lactic peel, is a brightening treatment, perfect for clients with sensitive skin. A specialized hydrating micro mask provides a boost of hydration while calming and soothing the skin. LED red light therapy recharges the skin cells, tricking skin into acting and looking younger, thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This peel also uses a papaya enzyme to gently exfoliate, resulting in a smooth radiant glow.

Microcurrent is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the face. Our NEW 3000BC Platinum Facial treatments take the efficacy of microcurrent to a new level by pairing it with dermaplaning and a lactic peel.

To relax the muscles that form dynamic lines to soften and prevent lines forming. May be combined with dermal fillers for deeper lines.

Ultherapy® is the ONLY FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest.

Ultherapy uses safe, time-tested ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin naturally—without surgery or downtime.  Ultherapy harnesses the power of ultrasound to transform the brow, chin, neck and chest. Ultrasound, of course, has been used safely throughout the medical field for more than 50 years—and Ultherapy has been established as safe and effective in clinical studies and in over half a million treatments worldwide.

3000BC Medical Spa in Center City and Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia