What is Skin Ageing?
As our skin ages it loses volume, elasticity and develops lines and wrinkles. Our rate of skin renewal; where dead skin cells are shed becomes slower, meaning skin appears dull.
Collagen and Elastin (the building blocks for our skin) production slows down from our late twenties and eventually begins to break down. Because of this our skin can appear to lose volume, it begins to lose its laxity and lines and wrinkles will form and become deeper with time.
What causes ageing?
There are two types of ageing causes:
Intrinsic ageing is our body’s natural ageing factors. This is made up within our genetics and makes up 10% of the overall cause of ageing. Ageing begins from our twenties. With years of expressions our skin through time due to Collagen and Elastin breakdown begins to show the effects.
Extrinsic ageing is caused by external factors, these are the factors we can control. As natural ageing makes up 10% of our ageing process, we can prevent the other 90% of ageing causes!
- Sun exposure
- Poor skin maintenance
UV rays continue to damage our skin cells even after exposure. Our bodies have pigment producing skin cells called Melanocytes, they produce the pigment melanin. Melanin is responsible for our skin colouring.
When we expose our skin to the sun, melanin is produced. Our bodies can over produce in some areas causing pigmentation from sun damage. As well as pigmentation UV rays break down Collagen and Elastin fibres, causing lines, wrinkles and volume loss.
Pollution causes skin ageing by compromising the skins natural protective barrier and causing free radical damage. This damage results in breaking down of Collagen and Elastin.
Smoking speeds up skin ageing due to inhalation of toxins causing damage to Collagen and Elastin fibres. This results in deep lines and wrinkles.
A diet high in sugar damages skin through Glycation. The sugar will cause a process called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) to further develop, the process where excess sugar binds to Collagen and Elastin fibres. The more sugar you eat, the more damage you can do.
Poor Skin Maintenance
We need to look after our skin to keep it healthy. This means protecting it from harmful external factors and nourishing it in order to repair.
Generally menopause occurs in this age group. Due to the reduction of oestrogen, skin loses volume, wrinkles will become deeper. Due to our skin resurfacing rate slowing down, skin can have a thickened appearance enhancing lines and wrinkles.
Triple Tightening Facial
This treatment uses 3 collagen boosting treatments in one. We start with an enzyme treatment. Enzymes will exfoliate dead skin cells to prepare for a deeper treatment of laser tightening. Laser Tightening is a step up from our Laser Facial, by heating the skin at a deeper depth we can stimulate collagen production to tighten collagen fibres, reducing lines and wrinkles whilst improving overall skin tone.
We finish with LED Light Therapy to stimulate collagen production we use the Red Light combined with a bee venom mask (natures botox!) to further enhance results. Treatment time 1 hour 30 minutes.
Combining Trichloroacetic Acid with Salicylic Acid and finishing with retinol this treatment peels away your top layer of dead skin cells whilst reducing pigmentation. Treatment time 40 minutes. Downtime 1-2 weeks.
Microneedling with the Dermicapen works by causing micro ‘trauma wounds’ to the skin to encourage the production of collagen. Collagen is our bodys building blocks. Collagen production will start throughout the treatment but as our skin takes 4 weeks on average to renew we start to see results after this time.
We use collagen stimulating products such as Hyaluronic acid throughout the treatment to increase results. Skin will feel like a mild sunburn after so to finish off we apply a bio cellulose mask to promote healing and further absorption of serums. Treatment time 1 hour 15minutes. Downtime of 1-2 weeks.
Anti-wrinkle injections can reduce expression lines around the eyes and forehead. Dermal fillers can be used to treat deeper lines on the upper lip, nose to mouth lines and marionette lines.
The loss of volume may be obvious in areas such as the cheeks and chin. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume to these areas, where fat pads under the skin have broken down. The eyes may appear sunken due to loss of volume, this can be treated with a special type of filler called Redensity ii.
Dermaquest Peptide Glyco Cleanser
With 15% glycolic acid, peptides and lactic acid; this treatment cleanser smoothes and gently resurfaces skin.
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic
Advanced protection against free radical and environmental damage, with added vitamin E to add moisture to skin. This antioxidant serum reduces fine lines and wrinkles- ideal for dry skins.
Skinceuticals Resveratrol BE
Resveratrol an antioxidant from japanese knotweed, combined with Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and vitamin E prevents free radical damage overnight. Visibly plumper smoother skin.
Obagi Retinol 0.5/1.0
During your consultation we can advise which strength you should use. Retinol is vitamin A, it will speed up cell renewal and promote the growth and repair of skin cells. Smoothing and refining skin whilst stimulating collagen production, it also includes jojoba oil and shea butter to promote firmness.
Skinceuticals HA Intensifier
10% Proxylane stimulates body’s own hyaluronic acid whilst liquorice and purple rice prevent the break down of hyaluronic acid. Anti-aging and plumping.
Dermaquest Nourishing Peptide Rich
An anti-aging moisturiser rich in Co Enzyme Q10, antioxidants and peptides.
Skinceuticals A.G.E Eye Complex
For mature skin reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, puffiness is reduced and the effects of glycation corrected.
This oil free SPF provides high protection from UV damage whilst added Fernblock provides added protection against the environment.
Bee Venom & Royal Jelly Bio Cellulose Mask
Bee Venom (natures botox) combined with royal jelly, stimulates collagen production, plumping skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
A combination of 5 supplements promoting healthy skin from the inside. Contains vitamin A+D, Omegas 3 and 6, antioxidants, Co Q10, astaxanthin and biotin. Hydrating and plumping skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
NEWA is the most advanced home-use radiofrequency device available. It’s clinically proven to rebuild collagen and reduce wrinkles safely and effectively. Achieve tighter skin at home by using your NEWA 3 times per week. NEWA uses 3 DEEP technology, the same technology behind clinical treatment Endymed.
By using this you are stimulating and rebuilding collagen to achieve firmer, tighter skin and a reduction in lines and wrinkles.
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