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.
Often through menopause, skin is a lot drier due to sebaceous glands drying up, loss of volume, deepened lines and wrinkles. On average our skin collagen loss is 1% per year. Menopause ages our skin. In the first 5 years, 30% of our collagen is lost, this then reduces by 2% each year onwards.
Ageing in our 60s
In our 60s lines and wrinkles will deepen and skin becomes drier as we produce less oil from our sebaceous glands. Menopause has most often finished, due to reduction in oestrogen; skin will lose further volume, become drier and thinner. Fat pads around cheeks will become thinner and so skin will lose even more structure.
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 and growth factors 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 15 minutes. Downtime of 1-2 weeks.
Cosmetic Injectable Treatments
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.
Profhilo is a special type of injectable Hyaluronic acid. It is used to treat skin laxity. Profhilo stimulates collagen and elastin production to increase skin firmness and elasticity.
Emepelle is ideal for menopausal and post menopausal skins. Menopause ages the skin with 30% collagen loss within the first 5 years followed by 2% each year thereafter. With MEP technology, an ingredient that mimics how oestrogen affects the skin, combined with:
- Hyaluronic acid
Skin firmness, texture and hydration is improved. This is a 2 part regime; a serum for day and a cream for night.
Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2
Combining 2% ceramides, 4% cholesterol and 2% omega fatty acids this product restores essential skin lipids to skin that has lost the natural hydrating compounds of skins surface. Ideal for mature skins, or very dry skin needing extra hydration.
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.
Anti Ageing Collagen Bio Cellulose Mask
Combining collagen with Hyaluronic acid to boost elasticity, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
Skin Moisture Lock
An anti-ageing formula combining Hyaluronic acid with ceramides, improves wrinkle depth and smoothness hydrating from the inside out.
Advanced Nutrition Programme
Combining premium sourced Omega 3, with Omega 6 and vitamin A acts like an internal moisturiser to nourish dry skin.
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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