None of us want to look older than we are. But as we age, this natural process can create wrinkles and lines that dramatically change our appearance. That’s why there are so many facial treatment options available, developed with the primary purpose of reducing the signs of ageing. But what are the signs of ageing? And how does ageing affect the skin? Well, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading providers of anti-wrinkle injections, and dermal fillers, along with a range of other facial treatment options including chemical peels and microneedling. As a result, we understand the complexities of the ageing process, and the lifestyle factors that can accentuate this process too. So, this is our guide to everything you should know about the natural ageing process, and its influence on your skin.
So how does ageing affect the skin?
As part of the natural ageing process, substances in the body will begin to be produced at a much slower rate, or even stop altogether. Some of these substances, like collagen and elastin, have an important role to play in the condition and quality of your skin. And when these are no longer produced, you will find that your facial skin:
- starts to become slack
- develops lines and wrinkles
- develops an uneven texture
Collagen is a substance that provides volume to your skin. So when this is reduced as part of the natural ageing process, your skin can lose volume in areas under the eyes, or around the base of the face. And this will cause the skin to become slack, and start to sag. This can be most noticeable around the jawline. Dermal fillers, providing cheek and jaw enhancement, can be a great option to revolumise your face, and lift any sagging areas.
Lines and wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles are one of the most common problems for both men and women when fighting the ageing process. These are generally formed by repeated movements and expressions over years, and also by a reduction in the amount of elastin available. When the skin loses elastin, it can become thinner and less likely to move back to its original position. This means that lines and wrinkles will form. Anti-wrinkle injections are easily the best and most effective method of treating lines and wrinkles around the face. Especially across the forehead and around the eyes, which are usually the biggest problem areas. These will relax your facial muscles so that the skin has time to reset and rest, providing a much smoother appearance.
Dry skin and patchy skin can also become a big problem as we age. This is because the skin loses moisture and nutrients, which leads to a dry appearance. Chemical peels can be an effective way to treat this, as they will remove the outer layers of skin, causing deep exfoliation and rejuvenation.
For more information or advice, why not book a consultation today, with the experts here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic?