Although the relentless march of time results in wrinkles, fine lines, sagginess and pigmentation, there is help for ageing skin. Some people are content to sit it out with an old-looking skin, but many of us want to look more youthful. This isn’t a case of vanity, but simply the pursuit of improving quality of life. After all, the science is there, so why not use it?
Why skin ages
Age obviously is the prime culprit, but other factors also come into play. Free radicals from pollutants are toxic elements under the upper skin layer which lead to premature ageing. One way of protecting the skin from free radicals is daily use of a vitamin C serum.
Poor nutrition also contributes to ageing faster. The biggest blame goes to junk food. And we all know the answer by now: follow a healthy diet with loads of grains, seeds, fruit and vegetables.
A dry skin certainly will age faster than a hydrated skin. Although genetics also come into play, hydration is key in staving off dryness. And not only topical hydration, but eight glasses of H2O daily will make a big difference.
Fixes for ageing skin
meets technology at Lasermed. As such we have a basket of treatments available
for ageing skin.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) effectively reduces the visible signs of photo-ageing and sun damage in light-skinned men and women of all ages by stimulating collagen production to improve skin quality and texture.
Our superficial chemical peels use Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) to repair damaged collagen and speed up cell turnover. The result is healthier, plumper and tighter skin.
CO2 Fractional Resurfacing is performed by our dermatologists. This laser is exceptional for skin resurfacing to treat the effects of ageing and skin tightening is visible immediately.
The frax laser delivers substantial improvements in collagen remodelling while leaving the skin’s outermost layer unaffected.
Microdermabrasion is safe for men and women of all skin conditions and colours. It improves the overall appearance and tone of skin as it stimulates collagen and blood circulation, getting oxygen to the cells, which results in a smoother and healthier skin.
Using ultrasound energy, Utims Mini safely tightens and lifts muscle, as well as stimulating collagen production – perfect for heavy eyelids, nasolabial folds, loss of jawline definition and sagging neck and chin.
All that remains is a phone call from you to get help for ageing skin!