When it comes to your skin, it pays to start a skin care regime early. This can help your skin stay nourished and youthful for longer. But can it really prevent wrinkles, ageing, sagging skin or even spots? Well, the answer to this depends on your skin care routine itself, and which skin care options you choose. Aesthetic procedures, like anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers and dermaplaning can be useful for preventing all kinds of skin complaints and ageing issues. Here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic practitioners, and this is our guide to the best preventative aesthetic procedures.
So, what are the most effective preventative aesthetic procedures? And what can they help to prevent? Well, there are several, including:
- anti-wrinkle injections
- dermal fillers
Preventative anti-wrinkle injections
Anti-wrinkle injections are an effective preventative measure against wrinkles, lines and expression lines. With regular injections, usually from the late twenties to the mid thirties, you can prevent expression wrinkles from forming at all. This is because the skin will not be pulled around by the facial muscles, and so will retain its shape and structure for the future. Even starting an anti-wrinkle injection treatment plan in your 40’s and 50’s can prevent any lines or wrinkles from developing further, and prevent any new ones from forming.
Preventative dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are a popular choice for anyone wanting to add volume, structure or shape to different areas of the face, including the cheeks, chin, jawline and lips. But as these are not permanent, and typically dissolve between 6 and 12 months, how can dermal fillers have a preventative effect? Well, a study in the Archives of Dermatology has shown that when Restylane, a cross-linked hyaluronic acid, is injected into tissue, it can trigger the production of more collagen. And this is an effect that lasts even after the dermal fillers have dissolved. With more collagen, you can prevent loss of facial structure as you age, as well as potentially lines and wrinkles too. As a result, regular dermal fillers can be very effective to prevent a range of unpopular ageing effects.
While fillers and Botox can prevent long term signs of ageing, regular dermaplaning can prevent a different type of skin problem: spots. Spots on the face are a natural part of life, but if regular breakouts are causing you an issue, regular dermaplaning could be an effective choice. Dermaplaning involves using a surgical scalpel to remove villus hair and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This triggers deep exfoliation, replacing your old cells with new ones. And with no bacteria or hair left on the skin, dermaplaning can help prevent spots and breakouts. In addition, dermaplaning also makes it much easier for any cream or topical treatments you apply to be absorbed by the skin. However, if you have an active acne breakout, dermaplaning is not a good option, as it could cause a lot of irritation.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.