Aging Beautifully

Skin aging is a natural process

The visible process of skin aging begins between the ages of 20 and 30. Until then, the body produces enough collagen – the tissue is firm and still stretchable thanks to elastin fibers. As skin ages, it produces less collagen and elastin, and skin cells divide more slowly. The water and fat content in the skin decreases, it becomes thinner and drier. The supply of nutrients to the skin also decreases. Visible skin aging is initially noticeable through small wrinkles around the eyes and corners of the mouth. After a few years, individual wrinkles can not only develop into deep furrows, but the face may also loose volume due to the slackening of the connective tissue.

Causes of premature skin aging

Even though every skin ages differently and premature skin aging can have many causes, there are some basic factors. The genetic predisposition plays a major role in the internal processes of skin aging such as the lack of collagen production or the supply of nutrients to the skin. The loss of key structural components of the skin, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, can occur from a surprisingly young age and before visible signs of ageing emerge.

Anyone who follows a healthy lifestyle and a few tips can have a positive effect on the appearance of their skin. Sooner or later, however, the formation of wrinkles and furrows is unavoidable.

How can skin aging be controlled?

We all age differently but we can choose to age gracefully. The combination of aesthetic treatments and a personalized skincare routine can help to delay the appearance of visible signs of aging such as dark spots, sagging, fine lines and wrinkles.
For individuals with several age-related skin changes, a combination of treatments with differing modalities can be used, and your aesthetic physician can advise you on the best options to address your individual needs.

20s – The Age for Prevention and Enhancement

When you’re in your 20s, skin looks radiant and plump. Before sunspots and fine lines start to form or jawlines get saggy due to the natural process of aging and bad lifestyle habits, it’s prudent to establish a good skincare routine. The earlier you start cultivating good skin-care habits – such as deeply cleansing skin of makeup, oil and impurities before bed or using sunscreen daily – the better off you’ll be in terms of preventing wrinkles from forming prematurely and keeping your pores refined. You’re in your prime in your 20s and can look even better.

For treatment options, please consult your treating physician or doctor.

30s – The Age for Maintenance

As you hit your 30s, your skin’s cell turnover rate decreases and natural collagen and elastin production starts to slow. As a result, you may start noticing the formation of crow’s feet, fine frown lines, and skin feels less bouncy to the touch. At this age, speeding up the cell turnover rate with topical exfoliants and maintaining a strong moisture barrier is key. If you haven’t already, consider booking an appointment with an aesthetic doctor to talk about beginning minimally-invasive procedures to maintain your complexion and subtly enhance your face.

For treatment options, please consult your treating physician or doctor.

40s – The Age for Tailor-made Treatments

Fine lines and facial volume loss are more obvious in your 40s. In addition to maintaining good skin-care and lifestyle habits you’ve set in your 20s and 30s, from applying sunscreen daily to drinking plenty of water, not smoking and getting quality sleep—a combination of customized aesthetic treatments is crucial for glowy, taut skin.

For treatment options, please consult your treating physician or doctor.

50s & Beyond – The Age For Renewal

In your 50s, wrinkles are mostly deep-set, and your skin loses its ability to retain moisture well, resulting in a rough, leathery texture. As you reach menopause and your body’s natural estrogen levels drop, the body produces less collagen and elastin, and skin cell turnover rate slows even more. Age spots start to appear as a result of previous sun damage and skin gets noticeably saggy. Topical skincare can only do so much, hence a combination of multiple aesthetic treatments is recommended to achieve the most effective results in attaining skin radiance and tautness that mirror your more youthful years.

For treatment options, please consult your treating physician or doctor.

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