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 wrinkles.
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 skin.
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 ageing skin.
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.