We all want to age gracefully. Although we can’t control growing older, we can control our health, lifestyles, and how we care for our skin.
Ageing causes the skin to become thin and frail, and this can lead to many common skin concerns, such as wrinkles, volume loss, blemishes, and skin sagging. Thankfully, there are things we can do to combat these signs of ageing and restore smoothness and youth.
Knowing the best anti-ageing treatments can help your skin look fresher and smoother for longer. Both general skincare and professional, in-clinic treatments are great ways to keep your skin looking young.
Read on to learn about the best treatments for ageing skin.
What causes signs of ageing?
Ageing skin is a natural process that occurs due to the slow effects of gravity and is influenced by a person’s genetics. Although it can’t be fully avoided, there are things that can accelerate the process. For example, the following factors contribute to ageing skin:
- Regular tanning and sunburns
- Sun exposure over time
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Frequent facial expressions
- Harsh or damaging skincare products
We all like to enjoy time in the sunshine. But make sure you avoid sunbathing and protect your skin from those harmful UV rays with sunscreen.
Where do signs of ageing appear?
There are many signs of ageing, the most common being lines and wrinkles, skin sagging, and volume loss. Thinning skin combined with a loss of muscle tone leads to a drooping or sunken appearance over time. Generally, people become most conscious of visible ageing on the face and neck.
Common signs of ageing on the face and neck include:
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles at the corners of the eyes)
- Forehead lines
- Drooping eyebrows and eyelids
- Dark circles
- Sagging cheeks and jowls
- Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
- Thinning lips
- Loss of jawline definition
- Neck bands
- Sun damage and blemishes
Each of these common concerns can be professionally treated with a customised treatment plan at Begone Skin and Body Clinic. There are also ways to combat signs of ageing with regular at-home skincare.
General home skincare:
When it comes to ageing skin, prevention is often better than cure. Taking good care of your skin with a quality anti-ageing or medical grade skincare routine will help stave off the signs of ageing and help your skin stay youthful.
Day-to-day skincare makes a big difference to your long-term skin quality. Therefore, it’s important to keep in mind the following when creating a skincare routine:
Cleansing the skin of built-up oils and bacteria is a necessary part of everyone’s skincare routine. A good quality exfoliant will gently remove the top layer of oils and dead skin cells to keep your skin fresh.
Using sunscreen is important, especially if you spend a lot of time in the sun. A broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF will protect your skin from signs of ageing related to sun damage.
Vitamin A (Retinol)
Vitamin A is a primary ingredient in many Retinol products. The vitamin helps stimulate collagen production and keeps your skin healthy and youthful looking.
Vitamin C (Antioxidants)
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant ingredient, which helps to neutralise free radicals. Free radicals are a major contributing factor in the destruction of collagen and elastin- which are both integral to the structure and strength of our skin.
Sleep, stress, and diet
Treating ageing skin goes beyond the external – it’s connected to your overall health, lifestyle, and well-being. In order to achieve lifelong skin health, you should investigate your sleep schedule, diet, and general lifestyle habits.
To keep your skin healthy, you should try to:
- Exercise regularly
- Get enough sleep every night
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Drink water
- Quit smoking
On top of general skincare, in-clinic treatments can be a great way to improve your complexion, for a boost of youth.
An advantage of professional treatments is that you are able to receive custom advice and treatment recommendations from an experienced practitioner. At Begone Skin and Body, we love helping patients get the smooth, youthful skin they desire with the following treatment options:
- Wrinkle relaxers – Anti-wrinkle injections inhibit the movement of certain muscles in order to prevent static wrinkles from forming, such as on the forehead and around the eyes.
- Dermal fillers – Since ageing causes volume loss over time, fillers can help to restore and result in fuller and younger-looking facial contours, such as in the cheeks, lips, and tear troughs.
- Mesotherapy – Mesotherapy injections infuse the skin with much-needed hydration, vitamins, and antioxidants, for boosted skin health.
- PDO threads – PDO mono threads are dissolvable sutures that, when injected, stimulate your skin to produce a matrix of collagen, for skin firmness and strength.
Laser skin rejuvenation
Laser ageing treatments can be an excellent way to get rid of pigmentations and other blemishes. The procedure can target pigmentations, sun damage, veins and capillaries, and restore a bright, vibrant skin tone.
At our clinic, our friendly clinic practitioners can help you decide on a treatment that makes you feel like your best self.
Still have anti-ageing skincare questions?
At Begone Skin and Body, we’ll help you plan the best anti-ageing skin treatment to get you looking your best. Get in contact today for a consult with one of our experienced clinic practitioners.