WHAT IS AGEING SKIN
ARE THE CAUSES?
Ageing skin is a natural part of getting older, marked by noticeable changes in its appearance. One major factor is the gradual decline of collagen and elastin, proteins that keep the skin firm and elastic. As we age, the production of these proteins decreases, leading to wrinkles, sagging, and fine lines. The skin also becomes thinner and more delicate due to a slower rate of cell turnover, making it more vulnerable to damage.
Sun exposure is another key contributor to ageing skin. The sun’s UV rays can harm skin cells, causing premature ageing, often called photoageing. This process speeds up the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres, resulting in a less youthful appearance. Environmental factors like pollution and smoking can also contribute by producing free radicals, unstable molecules that damage cells and hasten the ageing process.
Genetics also play a role in how our skin ages. Our genes influence the skin’s thickness, structure, and the speed at which collagen and elastin break down. While ageing is a natural process, adopting a healthy lifestyle, including good skincare habits and sun protection, can help lessen some of its effects and support overall skin health.
In addition to a healthy lifestyle, a high-quality skincare routine and sun protection there are several minimally-invasive treatments available to treat ageing skin. Skin peels use chemical solutions to freshen up the skin’s surface and reveal a smoother look by getting rid of dead skin cells. Anti-wrinkle injections work by relaxing facial muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Dermal fillers, using substances like hyaluronic acid, help restore volume. Thread lifts provide a non-surgical way to lift and tighten sagging skin. Meanwhile, Profhilo® stimulates collagen and elastin production, enhancing skin hydration and texture. These treatments cater to different needs, and Amanda can help you choose the right approach for effective results.