As we age our body changes, particularly our skin. You may have noticed you have ‘wrinkles’. Wrinkles are creases, folds, or ridges in the skin that appear as we get older.
Causes and solutions;
There are many causes, one of which tends to be caused by repeatedly making facial expressions over time. Muscle-use causes the skin to continually crease, leaving lines and wrinkles. A great solution for facial wrinkles are wrinkle reducing injections (i.e. Botox) and fillers. These injectable treatments can not only improve lines that have already formed but prevent new ones from forming.
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun speeds up the natural aging process and is a primary cause of early wrinkling. Wearing a moisturiser with SPF or a high factor SPF every day can protect your skin from harmful rays and slow the ageing process, even on already sun damaged skin. We recommend SPF’s by Heliocare and ZO Skin Health.
The Natural Ageing Process
Unfortunately we cannot stop Mother Nature, and ageing is inevitable. Wrinkles are a natural part of getting older but we can help keep our skin looking younger with plenty of sleep, reducing our stress levels and keeping hydrated with water and very importantly by using good skin care. By choosing your skin care brand carefully, focusing on active ingredients you can really fight back against the signs of ageing. We recommend products by ZO Skin Health or OBAGI.
Hormones and Menopause
As we age our hormone (oestrogen) levels decrease which causes collagen to break down in the skin. Collagen is our skins natural elastic and the more collagen we lose, particularly leading up to menopause, the more it leaves the skin looking ‘wrinkled’. Collagen boosting treatments such as radio frequency and Dermalux LED are a great way to introduce collagen production back into the skin.
Lifestyle choices such as smoking and drinking can be a cause of skin ageing and wrinkles. We are also surrounded by environmental pollutions which can cause the skin to age. Treatments and products that contain Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic acid can help maintain a youthful glow.
To book in for a free consultation to discuss your ageing or skin concerns contact us on Plymouth (01752) 222107or Exeter (01392) 690188.