It’s no secret. Your skin changes as you grow older. But unfortunately, unless you paid special attention to your skin from a young age, the signs of ageing are hard to ignore.
The way you treat your skin throughout your lifetime will most definitely have an effect on the way you look later on in life, however the aging process cannot be avoided. It can, however, be slowed down.
The team here at Skin Medical have gathered some of the most voiced concerns from women about how ageing affects their appearance, followed by our solutions on how you can tackle them.
Lines and Wrinkles
Perhaps one of the most obvious, and hated, signs of ageing is of course those pesky lines and wrinkles. Whilst most women begin to develop these in their late twenties, they can become much more prominent as time goes on. Whilst softer lines can be treated using a number of treatments, the deeper, more obvious ones may require dermal fillers to restore plumpness in the face. Just one course of fillers can last up to twelve months, so with very little maintenance, you can dramatically enhance the natural beauty of your face.
Dull, Uneven Skin Tone
Another common skin complaint is a dull uneven complexion. Factors associated with the development of dull skin include smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, dehydration and poor diet. These triggers are known to deprive your skin of nutrients and oxygen, which causes the dull skin tone. However, there are treatments that can bring back the radiant glow that is associated with younger, healthier skin. Medical microdermabrasion in particular, works by removing the old, dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. This leaves the underneath layers of skin looking rejuvenated, as the procedure stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells.
Blotches and Age Spots
In most cases, age spots, also known as liver spots, are caused by many years of exposure to UV rays from the sun. These rays accelerate the production of melanin in the skin, so prolonged exposure can lead to age spots developing, where the melanin become clumped together, or is produced in high concentrations. CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing can help to even out skin tone where age spots are concerned. The laser is used on the top layers of skin to vaporise and peel, improving the quality of the skin. This works as the it encourages the body to produce more collagen, which can ease the appearance of sun damage, pigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines.
For more information on any of the treatments mentioned above, or for information on how to address some of the other signs of ageing, contact our specialist Manchester based skin clinic to book an appointment.