Our skin undergoes two types of ageing. The first
is inherent or genetic ageing where the body stops
producing collagen and elastin at the age of 25. We start to
notice the first signs of ageing at the age of 28, with the
initial appearance of very fine dynamic lines and
As we grow older, these dynamic lines tend to
become static, i.e. the lines are there when we are not
contracting the muscles underneath (excluding the nasolabial
lines between the nose and the mouth, or the crows' feet around the
eyes...both signs of a happy smiling life as we grow older!). We
also tend to lose facial fat and muscle mass in the face,
which leads to loss of volume. Gravity also does its bit in
dragging everything southwards! In addition, extrinsic factors
can contribute to the acceleration of the ageing process of the
The second type of ageing - photo ageing - is
caused by excessive exposure to the sun (inadequate sun protection
accelerates this), and can contribute to hyperpigmentation and
sunspots. Together with excessive sun exposure, smoking is the
skin's biggest enemy.
Adequate hydration is key to the prevention of
ageing, therefore we should aim to drink enough water and
avoid excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine-filled drinks.
While specific areas on the face can be treated with BOTOX® or fillers to correct a problem,
tired-looking skin is a dead giveaway of your age. We cannot stress
enough the importance of good skin care.
At Cardiff Cosmetic Clinic, we are completely
focused on you as an individual and will always strive to give you
a natural-looking end result that exceeds your expectations
and makes you feel confident about your appearance.
The benefits of dermal fillers for
treating ageing skin
At Cardiff Cosmetic
Clinic, we will typically recommend the use of non-permanent dermal
fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and RADIESSE® to improve the appearance of
These fillers provide
a safe, non-surgical method of instantly refreshing ageing skin by
hydrating it and smoothing out the contours of your face. The
results that can be achieved using dermal fillers are stunning
and natural looking.