Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing however for some people, they feel that these wrinkles are prematurely ageing. Lifestyle factors are important (you have heard it all before – good nutrition, always wear sunscreen, don’t smoke etc) but if you are exploring other approaches available in wrinkle reduction by way of plastic and cosmetic procedures, we suggest you discuss these with a specialist plastic surgeon to ensure they are right for you.

At both Brighton Plastic Surgery and The Skin Institute (a part of Mr Mutimer’s practice that offers a full range of non-surgical procedures), wrinkle reduction treatments are frequently performed.  Here is some information about our most commonly performed treatments/procedures:

Skin Care

You may have heard the saying ‘Invest in your skin, it is going to represent you for a very long time.’

Skin care can play a significant role in how your skin ages. Damage to our skin is mainly caused by UV exposure – with protection being the first line of defence against ageing skin and wrinkles. Using reputable skin care products may increase skin/cell regeneration, improve elasticity and smoothness and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Not all skin care products are created equal, be sure to seek professional advice that takes into account your lifestyle and skin type.

Wrinkle Reduction Injections/Fillers

Some degree of wrinkles and fine lines in the skin are normal as we get older.

Wrinkle reduction injections and facial fillers are a way to help reduce lines if you prefer less prominent lines. Whilst there are many businesses and practitioners in Melbourne who can administer these injections and fillers, patients requesting this treatment at Brighton Plastic Surgery will have a specialist plastic surgeon both consult on, and administer, their treatment.

Laser Resurfacing

Wrinkle reduction can also be achieved using a variety of laser resurfacing techniques, with certain characteristics making you a better candidate for one technique over another. It is recommended to consult with a specialist plastic surgeon so that a full assessment can be made of your skin, and an appropriate course of treatment recommended.


Many patients will have tried one (or all) of the above before considering plastic surgery to reduce wrinkles. Often the aforementioned treatments will go hand in hand with any recommended surgical procedure.  If you have tried a number of treatments to help reduce your wrinkles and are still seeking a change to your appearance, a consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon can explore what surgical options may be available and if they are appropriate for you.

For more information on any of the above, call us on (03) 9592 0522 or submit a confidential enquiry via our website.