From external environmental factors to a reduction in intrinsic collagen production, there are many elements that cause our skin to age in it’s appearance. Sunbathing, smoking, drinking, stress and fatigue all play a role in the science of skin ageing and it’s important that patients are supported to make healthy lifestyle choices. Whilst it can make it an impossible task to avoid all environmental stressors and lifestyle based risk factors entirely, there are a number of safe non-surgical treatments available to help combat the signs of skin ageing. Here are some anti-ageing treatments suitable for every face shape…
There are a plethora of anti-wrinkle injections available and you want to choose something that’s subtle yet effective. The most popular anti-wrinkle treatment available is botulinum toxin Type A injections. These work to smooth out lines across the forehead and frown zone, the crow’s feet area and around the mouth and neck. Botulinum toxin Type A is a protein that works to block electrical impulses beneath the skin’s surface that can use your facial muscles to move and contract. In turn, this reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the skin surface and can prevent the formation of new lines. This is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime and is quick to have done.
Chemical peels are designed to reduce wrinkles by removing the outer layer of your skin and encouraging the production of collagen. When your new layer of skin forms it’s smoother, brighter and has fewer lines and wrinkles. There are three main levels of skin peels – light, medium and deep depending on where you’re targeting and what you hope to achieve. There are three main levels of skin peels – light, medium and deep depending on where you’re targeting and what you hope to achieve. Some of the lighter peels you can do yourself with products at home, but if you’re looking for something a little stronger, you’ll need to seek professional services. During a chemical peel, your skin will be washed with a gentle cleanser, the peel will be applied to the skin then once the appropriate time has passed it will be removed and a skin neutralising agent will be applied. Finally, a moisturiser and sunscreen will be applied to keep your skin hydrated and protected.
As you get older your lips can lose collagen and become thinner and less defined, ageing the appearance of your face as a whole. To avoid this, lip fillers are an effective and subtle way to turn back the clock. Lip filler will help to replace the volume you’ve lost, whilst providing a hydrated and smoother surface appearance. These fillers can also help to reduce fine lines around the mouth that can make your complexion look older and less defined.
Dermaplaning is another highly effective, non-invasive treatment to help mitigate the signs of ageing. Dermaplaning is a procedure that essentially exfoliates your skin, removing vellus hair, dirt and dry skin. The aesthetician uses a dermatome tool or a scalpel to gently skim away the hair and dead skin from the surface of your face. The result is skin that’s smooth, glowing and looks youthful, right away.
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