As we age our bone structure changes and the fat in our faces reduces, in addition to collagen and elasticity reducing too. This can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as thinning of the skin and in some cases drooping and sagging. It is possible to reverse these effects though, improving your overall appearance without the need for invasive procedures.
Read on to find out more about the aging process and the options available to create younger looking skin again…
The aging process…
Our 20s and 30s
The aging process may begin earlier than many of us realize – in our mid 20s and 30s to be precise. At this age the production of collagen begins to decrease, as does elastin, which starts to lose its spring. In addition, dead skin cells do not shed as quickly as they would when we were younger and the production of new skin cells slows down.
At this age the visible signs of aging are hardly noticeable, but the process has begun. In your mid 20s and 30s you may notice your skin is a little duller, and less able to retain moisture.
As we reach 40
Extrinsic and intrinsic factors progress and contribute to the aging process. For many women decreasing hormone levels will start to impact on the skin, increasing dryness and dullness. Fine lines that were hardly noticeable during the 30s will now start to deepen a little, especially around the mouth, forehead and eyes. The skin generally has less elasticity, is drier and pores become larger.
During our 50s
facial bone and fat mass is decreasing, which can cause sagging to the skin. Wrinkles and fine lines deepen further, and you may even experience drooping around the eyes, jaw and neck.
Of course the aging process continues, but it’s not all doom and gloom, as there are a variety of treatments that can enhance your appearance and improve the signs of aging. In addition, taking care of your skin will help slow the aging process, by ensuring you are always well hydrated and that you protect your skin from the sun.
The best non-invasive treatments…
Peels and facials:
A chemical peel solution is ideal to renew and revitalize tired skin. Within minutes of applying, the acid gets to work by listing away dead skin cells, triggering a chain reaction within the skin. As the dead skin cells are shed, this sends a signal to the living cells below to start to multiply and move up. In addition this also increasing collagen production. After a peel, skincare products tend to work better too, because there is no barrier of dead skin cells in the way.
Peels enable fresher, younger looking skin to emerge, as well as stimulating collagen to add firmness and elasticity back into the skin.
Facials are the key to younger looking skin that doesn’t show your age is skin health and taking proper care of your skin. Regular facials aimed at targeting the signs of aging can go a long way to keeping your skin looking younger for longer.
Anti-aging facials can exfoliate the skin at a deeper level, revealing new and brighter looking skin. They can add hydration, improve the texture and the tone of your skin, and reduce the appearance of age spots and broken capillaries. Facials containing glycolic acid, collagen-infused serums and hyaluronic acid can also help to slow the aging process, by restoring the skin’s firmness and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In having regular facials you can help keep your skin health, feeling supple and smooth.
Ultherapy and Dysport:
Ultherapy can be used to create younger looking skin by increasing the skins natural collagen production. This results in the tissue lifting significantly during the next two to three months, creating plumper, firmer looking skin. Ultherapy is an ultrasound technology, used to deliver energy to multiple layers of the skin. The energy can be targeted to specific problem areas, at an optimal temperature to stimulate the body’s natural healing process.
As a non-invasive treatment, Ultherapy can delay or diminish the need for facial surgery, as well as to help maintain the results from previous procedures.
Dysport can also be used to create a younger looking appearance. As an injectable made from botulinum toxin, Dysport is particularly effective at treating lines around and between the eyes. One of the first tell tale signs of aging is crows feet, Dysport can be used to combat crows feet and stubborn frown lines, creating smoother and younger looking skin.
The aging process of the skin is sadly inevitable, but there are many things we can do to achieve younger looking skin without having to go under the knife. Taking precautions and taking care of your skin from a young age can help, and as you age seeking the advice and help of a professional can ensure you take the necessary measures to keeping your skin looking young and fresh.
If you are interested in non-invasive anti-aging treatments don’t hesitate to get in touch. Dr. Roth is always happy to assess your skin and your needs via a consultation, and make recommendations so that you can achieve the results you desire.