Did you know our skin starts ageing from around the time we hit 25 years old? This occurs as our bodies exit the ‘growing phase’ and the three pivotal components that aid in healthy, youthful skin, namely: Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid, all begin to gradually decline.
How quickly our skin shows signs of ageing all depends largely on how well we look after it in our youthful days. If you were a sun seeker in your teens, then you will more than likely see the signs of ageing earlier than your friend who was perhaps slightly more careful and put sun cream on daily (including the cooler winter months).
The same process applies for if you are a smoker, regularly consume a glass or two of wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) or have a poor diet. For example, a diet high in sugar can lead to premature ageing as well as other skin issues such as acne and congestion.
At Absolute Aesthetics, our highly skilled practitioners know how to prevent or reverse some of the signs of ageing through a range of aesthetic treatments and combined with a high quality at home skin care routine with medical-grade products, will help you look as young as you feel.
Typically, our skin shows the signs of ageing in the following 5 ways:
Lines & Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are generally the first visible signs that our skin is beginning to age. This is caused by our bodies producing less collagen as we age which results in a loss of elasticity and volume. Fine lines and wrinkles will most commonly appear in the areas where we make the most movement and expressions: around the eyes, forehead, and mouth.
By relaxing the areas of the face that are susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines with treatments like muscle relaxing injections, we can prevent them from forming, ensuring the maintenance of a youthful glow.
Our Top Treatments: Absollagen, Dermal Fillers, eDermastamp, Muscle Relaxing Injections
Ageing is the biggest cause of volume loss in our skin as our bodies steadily lose collagen as we age. This causes our facial structure to descent downwards and inwards which results in a sunken appearance.
This generally occurs in 5 areas of our face: our cheeks, eyes, around our nose and mouth, our jawline and our pre-jowl area, often leading us to look more tired than we really are.
Our Top Treatments: Dermal Fillers specifically targeting the tear trough and cheeks, Profhilo, IPL skin rejuvenation
Thin and Sagging Skin
Discoloured and wrinkled skin starts to appear as we approach our 40’s. This is due to our collagen loss and sun damage from our youthful years (we strongly recommend wearing a sun cream SPF50 every day). It affects the skin on our neck anddécolletage which is prone to premature ageing as it is three times thinner than the skin on our faces, with many clients seeking treatment for their ‘turkey neck’ as they age.
Our Top Treatments: Neckasticity – Boosting skin elasticity in your neck, Absollagen.
Dry Skin and Texture
From dry and flaking skin, to scarring and congestion, the texture of our skin can play a major role in how confident we look and feel. The biggest trigger for poor skin texture is a build-up of dead skin cells due to a lack of hydration and exfoliation, as well as sun damage. This build up gives the skin on our face, neck and décolletage a rough texture that can make it appear uneven and affect the overall smoothness.
Our Top Treatments: HydraFacial, eDermastamp, Obagi Radiance Peel, Intense Pulsed Light
Pigmentation is extremely common and can develop as a result of a number of reasons, however as a result of sun damage is one of the most common reasons. This can be treated and often very successfully to restore the skin to a more even complexion.
Pigmentation tends to be associated with ageing and is often the result of sunbathing when we were younger- little did we know the damage it would cause in later life.
This can be treated and often very successfully to restore the skin to a more even complexion.
Our Top Treatments: Dermamelan skin protocol, Obagi Nu Derm treatment, Mesopeels, Intense Pulsed Light
Are you looking for the right advice on creating an age management program for your signs of ageing? Book a video consultation with one of our experts today by calling us on 0330 058 1850 or emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org