As we age, combination of genetic, lifestyle, dietary and environmental factors contribute to skin ageing.
How your skin ages will depend on a variety of factors: your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits. For instance, smoking can produce free radicals, once-healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable.
Free radicals damage cells, leading to, among other things, premature wrinkles.
There are three types of skin ageing – the first being intrinsic ageing, which is known as the natural ageing process that begins in our mid- twenties. This is where our collagen production begins to slow down and slows our elastin thus enabling our skin to snap back into place. With less fat in the skin, it starts to sag and look more aged, wrinkled and fragile. Our sebaceous glands are producing less oil and elastin which then gives us our wrinkles.
The second is called extrinsic ageing – where external factors contribute to ageing such as smoking, diet, sleep positions, prolonged exposure to the sun and repetitive facial expressions – such as frowning.
Photo ageing is the most common type of skin ageing with the sun being the main culprit. It is common on areas with the highest UV exposure such as the face, chest, arms, hands and legs.
This cycle along with our everyday facial movements and sun exposure can worsen the effects of ageing skin. Signs of ageing presents itself in many other forms such as freckles &a age spots, spider veins, thinning & loose skin, wrinkles and a blotchy complexion.
We offer several solutions that can slow the signs of ageing and keep you looking your best. Our treatments can create tight voluminous skin, clear pigmentation, reduce wrinkles, restore volume, and intensely re-hydrate the skin. Every skin is different and will require a different strategy to achieve results. Our experienced therapists can formulate a personalised strategy to address and correct your ageing concerns and achieve visible, long lasting results.