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What Causes Our Skin To Age?

November 25, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles, are a natural part of the aging process. Understanding and learning more about the natural skin aging process could ultimately help you to delay and minimize the effects of aging on your skin. So here we take a closer look at the processes and science behind skin aging.

The Aging Process

The process of skin aging involves a combination of a deterioration of the structures in our skin and a slowing down of our skins natural functions. Wrinkles are by far one of the most common signs of aging and these can be attributed to a reduction in the production of collagen, a structural protein that gives our skin essential support.

As we age, the outer layer of our skin known as the epidermis also becomes thinner, and our skin can appear paler and more translucent, due to a decrease in the number of pigment-containing cells. Our skin also loses some of its elasticity due to changes in the connective tissue in our skin, in a process known as elastosis.

What are the Causes?

Age-related skin changes are the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Significantly one of the largest factors contributing to skin ageing is sun exposure, and this is the leading environmental stressor contributing to skin ageing. Whilst there’s no denying that some sun exposure can benefit our skin, helping us to manufacture vitamin D, over time the sun’s ultraviolet light can cause damage to important fibres in our skin known as elastin. This is a special type of protein which helps to keep our skin flexible and tight, allowing skin to snap back to its original shape after being stretched or pulled, and can in many respects be likened to a rubber band. Damage to these elastin fibres causes skin to sag and reduces skins elasticity, a common sign of aging.

There are a number of different treatments available that can help you to fight the signs of skin aging, such as Thermage, which is a non-invasive treatment designed to boost collagen and leave your skin looking firmer. If you’re looking for Thermage in the UK then please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.

 

 

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Anxiety and Hair loss

November 7, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

There are a number of different reasons why people experience hair loss in their lifetime; this could be down to illness, medication, or, even genetics. Anxiety and stress can also be a contributing factor when it comes to hair loss, and according to Anxiety UK, ‘more than 1 in 10 people are likely to have a disabling anxiety disorder at some point in their life’.

About Anxiety

Feeling nervous about certain things, such as a driving test, flying or an important life event is normal, however, it is when this feeling of impending doom and increased nervousness begins to take over your life that it begins to become a problem. Anxiety is often experienced alongside depression. Symptoms of severe anxiety include:

  • Breathlessness & panic attacks
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Muscular tension

If you think you may be suffering from anxiety is it extremely important to visit a doctor.

Why Anxiety can cause Hair Loss

Anxiety is a prolonged form of stress which can cause conditions such as:

Trichotillmania

This is where the sufferer feels an uncontrollable urge to pull out their hair from their head and other parts of the body.

Compulsive Skin Picking

This is a form of OCD that is associated with anxiety and stress – the sufferer again feels an urge to pick at imperfections that aren’t there. This commonly occurs on the scalp which can damage hair follicles leading to hair loss.

Alepica Areata

This condition causes large clumps of hair to fall out; often hair will never grow back.

Are there any treatments?

Sometimes, hair loss experienced during periods of anxiety will grow back when the anxiety is overcome. However, in some cases hair loss is permanent. Hair loss can cause a severe lack of confidence, but the good news is that you don’t have to stick with it; hair transplants in the UK, are becoming more and more popular and are an excellent solution when it comes to this problem.

Hair loss is not always caused by anxiety, there may be another reason for it, which is why it is important to consult your doctor should you noticed any problems or changes. Here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we provide hair transplants and a range of cosmetic treatments, if you would like more information in regards to our services, please get in contact with our team!

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Winter & Your Skin

November 4, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

The relationship between winter and your skin is a volatile one; they don’t go well together at all! For some people it can even be painful, thanks to cold sores, dry and flaky skin. So why does the winter cause our skin so much trouble? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to tell you, so [...]

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Hair Loss in Women

October 22, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Hair loss is a condition that many people associate with men of a particular age. However, hair loss is, in fact, a more widespread problem than you might think and affects a number of individuals regardless of age and gender. Indeed, hair loss in women is, in many respects, a neglected issue and it’s estimated [...]

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Conditions that Can Cause Hair loss

October 10, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

It’s normal to shed around 50 to 100 hairs a day, and for some people with dark, long hair it can be much more noticeable. Most people do not notice losing hair as we have around 100,000 hairs growing in our scalp. It’s when you start to notice that you are losing hair and balding [...]

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Autumn Skin Care Tips

September 29, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Summer is officially over, so of course, it’s time to switch up your skincare routine. We all know that the cold, frosty wind isn’t the best treatment for our skin; it can leave it dry, calloused and red raw. So, instead of suffering through it, equip yourself with the right weapons (well, knowledge and treatments!) [...]

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Aqualyx

April 9, 2014 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

     Ever wondered why some areas of the body never seem to shape up or slim down despite your best efforts in the gym? The answer lies in our genetic code and the way our body is programmed to store fat in case of times of hardship or famine. Stubborn pockets of fat can linger [...]

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Dr Levy

January 7, 2013 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

 BOOSTING STEM CELLS’ ACTIVITY IS THE SECRET TO YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN   In today’s world nobody wants to look their age anymore and many people seek to restore their skin’s natural beauty. What is unique about Dr LEVI Switzerland’s® New Intense Stem Cell Line is that his Booster Cream and Serum are the World’s first cosmetics [...]

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DONATION TO TUMAINI FUND

December 18, 2012 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

Donation of £10,000 to be used to save lives in Tanzania Healthxchange and the ASC pledges to help Tumaini Fund     Tumaini Fund founder Dr Susan Wilson and Healthxchange Pharmacy’s chairman Dr John Curran, accompanied by the other directors shake on the deal which will see the charity receive £10,000 this year and next. [...]

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Forgot The Coffee!

November 29, 2012 | Author: Aesthetic Skin Clinic

The ELASTIderm Eye formulation you love, now with the added benefits of caffeine! Feeling a little tired? Give yourself a boost of caffeine! We’re not talking about your morning coffee, but actually a new eye serum by Obagi that will wake up your eyes! Introducing the new ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum—the next-generation ELASTIderm Eye [...]

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