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Ageing, Sensitive & Dry Skin

Ageing, Sensitive & Dry Skin

The natural aging process that occurs gradually over an extended period of time causes deterioration in the entire body including its largest organ - skin. In addition to natural, genetically programmed mechanisms of aging there are also many internal and external contributing factors, which may accelerate the aging process. Amongst these factors are lifestyle and unhealthy habits (smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, unhealthy diet, lack of regular exercise, lack of sleep, etc) and impact of the environment (excessive sun exposure, dry climate, pollution, etc). Exposure to UV light (Ultraviolet radiation) is one of the most powerful environmental factors causing premature aging and skin damage (early wrinkling, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, rough skin texture, etc. – the so called ‘sun damaged’ skin), and even skin cancer.

 

Another strong aging factor is smoking of cigarettes, which has a significant negative effect on a person’s overall health, and on the skin in particular. Smoking accelerates the destruction of the skin matrix and inhibits the synthesis of new collagen molecules, and even in response to aesthetic treatments, smokers will always have less prominent skin rejuvenation effects than non-smokers. While the natural course of aging is inevitable, it is possible to minimize the impact from all contributing factors on our bodies and skin. To help with that, modern science offers various strategies and constantly improving technologies.

With age, skin becomes less elastic and more fragile due to the loss of the skin matrix (collagen, elastin fibres, hyaluronic acid, etc) and subcutaneous fat. This manifests in lines, wrinkles, discolouration and sagging of the skin. Sensitivity and dryness are also common attributes of aging skin, especially if no skin treatments or proper home care regimes are used. Skin aging starts from approximately 25 years of age onwards, and it is highly recommended to start implementing preventative anti-aging skin measures from this age. 

Advanced skin care offers a wide range of specialised anti-aging treatments and highly effective professional skincare products that can help with both prevention of aging and rejuvenation of aging skin. For younger clients in their late twenties and thirties, who wish to prevent premature skin aging and protect the skin from the harmful influence of the environment we would recommend starting with superficial skin Resurfacing techniques like Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels in combination with Needle-free Mesotherapy (for more information please refer to the corresponding section on this website).

 

The combination of the above-mentioned treatments will help to strengthen the epidermis – the outer protective layer of the skin, maintain good levels of hydration, infuse the skin with protective antioxidants and replenish the skin matrix. The same treatment plan would also be very beneficial for sensitive and dry skins. For mature, sun damaged skin a course of trauma-based techniques like Microneedling, IPL, Skin Tightening and Fractional Laser followed by a long-term maintenance plan with a series of no trauma Needle-free Mesotherapy treatments is recommended.

 

This will stimulate ongoing synthesis of new collagen and other components of the skin matrix and gradually provide significant skin rejuvenation, and a natural look with a “time freeze’ effect. The skin is the largest organ in the human body and is the most exposed to the environment, so it requires regular, lifelong care to stay and look healthier for longer.  

 

 

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you  have at fifty”. 

-COCO CHANEL 

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