As the skin ages there are a number of things that happen both from chronological ageing and from cumulative exposure to the sun.
- The dermis thins which makes the skin look less vibrant.
- The epidermis also thins and has a thicker layer of dead cells on top called the stratum corneum.
- Ageing skin becomes discoloured from brown pigmentation and broken thread or facial veins.
- Ageing skin loses collagen and elastin which leads to poor elasticity.
- Ageing skin loses support due to resorption of bone, poor facial muscle tone and loss of fat. This leads to sagging of the skin.
- There is an increase in pore size and a duller texture to ageing skin.
- Scars such as acne scarring can leave depressed marks on the skin.
- Wrinkles and lines appear.
With cosmetic medicine most of these issues can be easily addressed.
- Medical grade IPL or Elos treatments can even skin texture by removing brown spots and facial veins as well as stimulating collagen formation.
- The thickened stratum corneum can be reduced with cosmeceutical skin products, microdermabrasion and facial peels.
- Fraxel Dual laser treatments can significantly repair acne scars, thicken the dermis and remove brown pigment staining plus improve pore size and skin texture.
- Loss of underlying support structures such as skin and bone can be replaced with hyaluranon dermal fillers which replace lost volume and provide better support for the skin giving it a healthier glow.
- Wrinkles and lines can be directly treated with injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers.
- SPF skin products will protect the skin from further UV damage.
Whatever your concerns an appointment with a Palm Clinic cosmetic physician, nurse or skin therapist can provide a treatment plan to restore ageing skin to a more youthful hue.