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.
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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.