Understanding ageing – Skin26/01/2023
Skin rejuvenation: Exploring injectables20/04/2023
Upon meeting patients for the first time to discuss anti-ageing treatments, we are often met with the same question “Am I too old for that?” Well, the answer is simple, no!
Many people, particularly those that have reached their 60’s and 70’s and 80’s, feel that their treatment options are limited. All too often, the younger faces we see in beauty campaigns and anti-ageing advertisements do not represent a realistic demographic and they are left feeling that they must simply ‘grow old gracefully’ and move on! Whilst we applaud people who can embrace and celebrate their changing appearance in this way, we understand that for many it can have a profound effect on their confidence, at a time when life should be being enjoyed to its fullest!
Getting skin rejuvenation treatments as early as your 40’s and 50’s IS ideal, working to prevent and treat signs of ageing as soon as collagen begins to deplete (reducing by 1% per year until we ladies hit menopause when collagen loss annoyingly accelerates!). However, treatments are still highly effective beyond these years, with amazing results, so it’s never too late!
We will always champion people’s right to feel good about themselves and to look their best at ANY age. That is why Dr Tanja and her team pride themselves on being able to offer a wide range of innovative non-surgical treatments which are tailor-made to meet our patient’s needs whatever their age.
This blog will give an insight into what’s happening in and under the skin as we age. It will also explore our range of non-surgical treatment options for patients looking to enhance their natural beauty and improve signs of ageing.
Let’s talk Biology
If you saw our last blog, Understanding Skin you may have seen that from the age of 20, we lose an average of 1% of collagen per year! During perimenopause (which is typically experienced between the age of 40-60) this process accelerates. We can lose as much as 30% of collagen over 5 years during this time period.
Unfortunately, not only do we lose 1% collagen a year, but we also naturally lose fat around our faces as we age which attributes to the drooping, jowl look. Furthermore, our bones also change too! This can make your under eyes look darker and more hollow. Of course, whilst all of this inevitably happens to us all as we age, there are things you can do to combat this.
Observ skin analysis
The Observ is a diagnostic imaging device which visualises your total skin condition including the underlying “invisible” layers, including skin structures and patterns. Very often the deeper layers of our skin contain the key information to healthy skin and by us gaining knowledge of this it enables us to tackle and help reduce the signs of ageing. An Observ Skin Analysis assessment is an amazing starting point as you can sit back and let our laser and skin specialists do all of the work for you. They will conduct the assessment and talk you through each image of your face and explain what it actually means. They can then recommend suitable treatments and products bespoke around your personal needs.
Where we differ from many other clinics is that we offer everything from skin boosters to toxins and fillers, to laser treatments and much more. This enables us to always recommend the right treatment for each and every patient as we are not restricted in what we can offer.
So you have come in for the assessment, what can we actually do to help?
We want to help you look the best you can in a natural way and not fall into the trap of celebrity fillers where you can look unnatural and fake. We can help with loss of volume and collagen and wrinkles along with skin pigmentation and medical skin conditions in a number of ways. Our bespoke laser regimes and the other treatments listed below are a great way to get your skin looking the best it can be.
Laser Skin rejuvenation
Skin rejuvenation is a great place to start in making you feel and look more youthful. Our specialist treatments can help with crepey skin, smooth facial wrinkles and lines, smooth and tighten sagging skin, help to restore collagen and so much more.
Our bespoke Fotona 5D or 6D Facelift
This non-surgical facelift is our Signature treatment. The Fotona 5D/6D treatment strengthens collagen and lifts the skin by collagen contraction. New Collagen production is also stimulated, resulting in tightness and increased elasticity of your skin. The synergistic laser treatments treat both the exterior of the face as well as the interior oral cavity to produce results from both inside and out.
Fotona SmoothEye / VectorLift
The SmoothEye is another signature treatment you may have heard of. It helps to rejuvenate the eye area, reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as lifting the upper eye, reducing ‘hooding’ of the eye. In addition, it can help puffiness underneath the eye area. This treatment tightens, tones and rejuvenates the delicate area around the eyes with no downtime. The VectorLift® is a newer addition to our protocols giving outstanding results, it works brilliantly alongside the SmoothEye too as each helps the other’s action! The VectorLift helps to provide a non-invasive eyebrow lift, upper eyelid rejuvenation and forehead smoothing result. Giving you a more youthful look and enabling you to feel more confident in yourself.
In addition to all that laser has to offer we can help your skin in other ways too. We offer Injectable treatments such as:
Skin Boosters: These instantly hydrate and plump your skin whilst stimulating collagen production and tightening of collagen fibres.
Signature plasma treatment: This can really boost your skin’s hydration and stimulate your collagen through growth factors and much more; these treatments really get your skin to glow and look healthy and hydrated.
Exosomes: In our bid to offer you all that is cutting edge, we are now also treating with Exosomes, a product relatively new to the field of aesthetics, these are packed with ingredients to stimulate collagen, achieving outstanding results for your skin. See below some of our amazing results with our very own patients.
Muscle Relaxing Injections: These are also another great option to help with anti-aging. They can help to reduce expression lines and wrinkles.
Dermal Filler: This treatment can help with loss of volume, especially when you feel your lips are thinning or we can use dermal filler within the tear trough area to help with your under the eye and to add back lost volume to the face.