Ageing Skin treatments
Our skin undergoes two types of ageing. The first is inherent or genetic ageing where the body stops producing collagen and elastin at the age of 25. We start to notice the first signs of ageing
at the age of 28, with the initial appearance of very fine dynamic lines and wrinkles.
As we grow older, these dynamic lines tend to become static, i.e. the lines are there when we are not contracting the muscles underneath (excluding the nasolabial lines between the nose and the mouth, or the crows' feet around the eyes...both signs of a happy smiling life as we grow older!). We also tend to lose facial fat and muscle mass in the face, which leads to loss of volume. Gravity also does its bit in dragging everything southwards! In addition, extrinsic factors can contribute to the acceleration of the ageing process of the skin.
The second type of ageing - photo ageing - is caused by excessive exposure to the sun (inadequate sun protection accelerates this), and can contribute to hyperpigmentation and sunspots. Together with excessive sun exposure, smoking is the skin’s biggest enemy.
Adequate hydration is key to the prevention of ageing, therefore we should aim to drink enough water and avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine-filled drinks.
While specific areas on the face can be treated with Botox or fillers to correct a problem, tired-looking skin is a dead giveaway of your age. We cannot stress enough the importance of good skin care.
We offer a number of options for the treatment of ageing skin, including chemical peels, dermal fillers, Botox and Obagi skin care.
Ageing skin is typically treated with Juvederm Hydrate and Restylane Vital.
Peels such as the Obagi Blue Skin Peel can also be effective as well as the Dermaroller treatment.
Please arrange a consultation to discuss your treatment options in more detail.
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Before After Dermaroller procedure, reduction of freckels and moles