Wrinkles and Fine Lines
The key to aging gracefully is minimizing the affects of collagen loss, softening areas of volume loss and weaken fine muscles that create lines and wrinkles.
Aging Skin And Photoaging
Skin aging results from biological changes in the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. In the epidermis, barrier function is reduced causing an increase in transepidermal water loss (TEWL). TEWL is the diffusion of water from the blood circulation through the dermis and epidermis finally to evaporate at the surface. Skin cell turnover slows causing dryness and there are pigment production changes, aggravated by sun exposure, leading to uneven skin tone.
In the dermis, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid levels decrease leading to reduced firmness, elasticity and hydration. This results in fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and decreased skin tone.
Hypodermis aging is marked by the loss of fat in the face, which leads to decreased fullness, sagging skin and wrinkles.
Aging of the skin can be divided into two categories: intrinsic and extrinsic.
Intrinsic aging, known as natural or chronological aging, normally begins in our mid-20s and is determined by genetics.
Extrinsic aging accounts for up to 90% of skin aging and is largely controllable. The most common causes are:
- Sun exposure - the major cause, often referred to as PHOTOAGING
- Pollution and environmental stressors
- Lifestyle choices, such as smoking and alcohol consumption
The good news is that you can reverse some of this damage and prevent future negative effects on the skin.
What does aging skin look like?
While the visible aging process varies from person to person, some common skin changes include:
- Dull appearance
- Rough texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of elasticity or a slower “snapback” when skin is pulled
- Lack of firmness
- Loss of fat and fullness
A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive treatment that lifts and tightens sagging skin using sutures, or threads made of polydioxanone.
Botox, disport and Xeomin are muscle relaxants designed to block the transmission of nerve impulses in targeted muscles.
Dermal fillers are a composed of a protein found naturally in out bodies called Hyaluric acid. They are injected into the deep layers of your skin to reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines and volume loss.
One of our favourite treatments, microneedling can help with a long list of skin conditions including helping minimize fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and effectively helps skins firmness and texture.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a procedure that utilizes ones own platelets to stimulate collagen using your own stem cells. With new collagen production we see softening of fine lines and wrinkles as well as an improvement in skins texture, scaring and help improve hair loss.