I wanted to do a wee post about sleep lines and chose this post from Cosmedocs, partly because they explain them so well, but mostly because, and I’m not ashamed to admit, I have a bit of a crush on @anthonyhopkins
Which side does he sleep on?
A great example of typical AGEING LINES (green) that have formed with expression, volume loss and sun damage versus SLEEP LINES (red). You can also see that this side of the face is also flatter than the other.
Sleep lines can be surprisingly deep and are usually vertical or oblique lines more evident on one side of the face
1) Sleep on your back-
Since the main cause of sleep lines is sleeping on the side and face, the best method is sleeping on your back.
However, habits are hard to break. For some, sleeping on the back can be problematic, either due to being overweight or having breathing problems.
A study tested hollow pillows and found that when used, they can lessen the appearance of sleep lines in the morning.
I would also invest in silk or satin pillow cases. They allow the skin to move on them with less friction, compared to cotton pillow cases. @envypillow
Botulinum toxin is of no help since these wrinkles are not caused by muscle contraction. The best option is the use of fillers, and collagen production stimulation with miconeedling, laser, as well as subcision (detachment from the underlying facia). #sleeplines