Do you have sleep lines on the side you tend to lie on? Many people do! Sometimes I am able to tell which side my patients sleep on by looking closely at their face. As we get older our skin loses elasticity. You may then notice that these morning pillow creases on our face persist during the day.

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Sleeping on your back can reduce the risk of sleep lines. However, for all of us, a good night’s sleep is important – changing position is not only difficult to achieve but risks a disturbed night.

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Using a silk pillow case may help to reduce the friction on your facial skin and therefore  reduce morning sleep lines. As far as I know there is no clinical trial to prove this, but most aesthetic doctors will advise the use of a silk pillowcase. I gather hairdressers recommend them too!

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At BrightNewMe I am very keen on preventative medicine. I always discuss ways to both maintain and improve the elasticity of your skin. I believe that my role is to educate and to let you know all of the options available, so that you can make the right decision for you.

Some patients find great benefits from prescription skin care, or in-clinic skin rejuventating procedures such as Hydrafacial and Microneedling. Injectable treatments can also be used to address changes in the skin with ageing. Botox subtly relaxes muscles (and so would work for an overactive frown, for example, but not a sleep line). Dermal fillers can literally fill out a line, but more generally they are now used in a pan-face technique – to lift and volumise. Ultherapy is a non-invasive machine which will lift and tighten.

If you would like any additional information regarding the above, or would like to take advantage of a free initial consultation, please contact the reception team on 0161 928 2210, or email