Many of our clients come to us complaining of noticeable wrinkles and fine lines. Whilst ageing is a natural part of life more and more men and women are looking to non invasive treatments to keep a fresher and youthful complexion. Wrinkles and signs of ageing can be caused by a number of factors including environmental and hereditary.
Some clients are worried about preventing their skin ageing and want to fight the effects now.
What Causes wrinkles?
Wrinkles are caused in the dermis which is the middle layer of your skin. This layer contains proteins that keep your skin firm, springy and smooth. The proteins found is this layer are called collagen and elastin. Your dermis is made out of 80% collagen but our production of collagen slows down as we age. This slowed production causes the dermis to thin over time which is when we begin to see fine lines and wrinkles. This skin on our face is thinner and more delicate on other areas of our body which is why wrinkles can appear more produced.
What can I do to slow the signs of wrinkles
Lifestyle can play a huge role in how soon you develop signs of ageing and skin damage. We have listed our top tips below.
Protect from the sun
Sun damage is one of the major causes of premature ageing so if you are going on holiday bring the sunblock! Repeated exposure to damaging sun rays damages your natural production of collagen which will lead to an older looking appearance. This can also lead to increased pigmentation. UVA rays penetrate deep into your skin which can leave you with scaly wrinkled and leathery skin. It is also vital to protect yourself to reduce risk of skin cancer so make sure you always wear sun protection.
We know many people will ignore this and we certainly don’t claim to have no vices at Laserpod but if you are concerned about the signs of ageing you really should consider quitting or at least cutting down the smoking. Smoking can lead to a reduced blood supply to the skin and also a puckering wrinkled affect around your mouth.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Sadly sugar is not only bad for fitting into our favourite jeans it is also an enemy to our skin. Research shows that consumption of sugar can create harmful molecules which accelerate the appearance of ageing. Limiting sugar and processed foods will slow this effect. To have health glowing skin it is important to try and eat a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable.
Anti Ageing Treatments
A number of treatments at Laserpod will help you to fight the signs of ageing. After a skin assessment we will then recommend the right treatment for you, or a combination of treatments.
Skin Peels –Skin peels can be used to stimulates the epidermis and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. This is suitable if clients are also concerned about acne. This is a good solution for clients who wish to fight the signs of ageing with a less invasive treatment.
Neogen Spa –Energist pulsed light technology has seen great results in stimulating your natural production of collagen which will fight the signs of ageing. The Neogen Spa is recommended for fine lines, even the delicate eye area can be safely treated. This technology is also recommended for skin tightening and improved complexion.
Microdermabrasion – Microdermabrasion can give great results in terms of smoother and less lined skin, reduced sun damage. Microdermabrasion tricks your skin into creating more skin regenerating cells to repair damage to the dermis.
Derma Roller – Derma Roller works by generating more collagen which will create a fresher more youthful appearance.
Facial Injectables – We also offer facial injectable treatments of botox and fillers. These are performed by qualified dentists following a consultation to ensure suitability.