Is your skin ageing before its time? Our skin starts to age from around 25-years-old when our bodies exit the ‘growing phase’ and the three components to healthy, youthful skin: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, begin to decline.
How quickly your skin shows the signs of ageing, depends in large part on how well you look after it in your youth. If you were a sun lover in your teens then you’ll likely see the signs of ageing earlier than your friend who was more diligent about slip, slop, slapping. The same goes for if you are a smoker, regular drinker, or have a poor diet. For example, a diet high in sugar can lead to premature ageing, not to mention other skin issues as well, such as acne and congestion.
Our skilled clinicians know how to prevent or reverse the 7 signs of ageing through a range of treatments that, combined with a high-quality at-home skincare regimen, will help you to look as young as you feel.
Typically, our skin shows the signs of ageing in seven ways:
- LINES & WRINKLES
Wrinkles and fine lines are often some of the first visible signs that our skin is beginning to age. Caused by our bodies producing less collagen as we age, which results in loss of elasticity and volume, they most commonly appear where we make the most movement: around the eyes, forehead and mouth. By relaxing areas of the face susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines with treatments like anti-wrinkle injections, we can actually prevent them from forming, ensuring you maintain your youthful glow.
- VOLUME LOSS
Ageing is the biggest cause of volume loss as our bodies steadily lose collagen from the age of 25. This causes our facial structure to start a downward and inward descent which results in a sunken appearance in five distinct areas: our cheeks, our eyes, around our nose and mouth, our jawline, and our pre-jowl area, often leading us to look more tired than we actually are.
Top Treatments: Dermal Filler
- THIN AND SAGGING SKIN
Discoloured and wrinkled or sagging skin starts to appear as we hit the age of 40 due to collagen loss and sun damage from our early years (that’s why we strongly recommend wearing a sunscreen of at least SPF30+ everyday). This is particularly the case for the skin on our neck and décolletage which is prone to premature ageing as it’s three times thinner than the skin on our faces, with many clients seeking treatment for jowls and ‘turkey neck’ as they age.
Top Treatments: Thermal skin tightening
- DRY SKIN AND COARSE TEXTURE
From dry and flaking skin to scarring and congestion, the texture of our skin can play a big role in how confident we look and feel. The biggest cause for poor skin texture is a build-up of dead skin cells due to lack of hydration and exfoliation, as well as sun damage (we can’t stress enough the daily use of a high-quality SPF!). This build-up gives the skin on our face, neck and décolletage a rough and bumpy texture that can make it appear uneven and affect overall smoothness.
- ENLARGED PORES
While dead skin cell build-up is a big contributor, age also plays a role in the cause of enlarged pores. This is because as we age, our skin loses elasticity and starts to sag, which can make pores appear larger, particularly around the nose and cheeks.
Top Treatments: HydraFacial MD™, Clear + Brilliant®
- UNEVEN TONE
As we age, the tone of our skin can become uneven through pigmentation, age spots and redness. While genetics can play a role, often this is a result of our lifestyle choices when we were younger, including drinking, smoking and sun exposure, catching up with us.
- SUN DAMAGE
If you spent too much time tanning as a teen, as you enter your thirties, you will likely start to see signs of sun damage including sunspots, pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and décolletage, even if you are now careful to slip, slop, slap. That’s because all of that time you spent in the sun in your younger years, starts to appear on your skin when you hit the age of 25 and your skin starts losing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
Top Treatments: Clear + Brilliant®, Fraxel®, Skin Needling, IPL, Laser Vein, Laser Genesis
Looking for the right advice on creating an age management program for your signs of ageing? Book a complimentary consultation with one of our experts today.