Aging is a perfectly natural part of life, and as we age, so does our skin. Our skin is going through constant changes in each stage of life, and although these changes are completely normal, the visible signs of aging can make us lose our self-confidence.
Here, we will explain how your skin changes throughout each stage of your life, and how you can cope with these changes in order to look as radiant as you feel.
When you are a teenager, your skin is generally smooth and firm, with no signs of aging. However, hormonal changes and fluctuations can cause your skin to become oilier, and therefore cause you to develop acne.
Acne can make you feel very self-conscious, and if you don’t care for it properly then it can cause permanent scarring. Frequent breakouts and blemishes can be extremely frustrating; however there are certain ways that you can improve your skin.
Procedures such as INTRAcel and laser resurfacing are proving to be increasingly popular for treating acne, helping to visibly improve the condition of the skin after just a few treatments. You can also work to benefit your skin by maintaining a good skincare routine, using adequate protection when you are out in the sun and eating a healthy balanced diet.
Twenties and Thirties
In your twenties and thirties, your skin is already beginning to change. Decreased cell turnover means that it takes far longer for your skin to regenerate itself. This can leave your skin looking and feeling slightly rougher and drier.
You may begin to develop wrinkles due to alterations in your collagen levels, particularly if you spend a lot of time in the sun without adequate skin protection. If you are noticing wrinkles or fine lines starting to develop, you may want to consider a non-invasive procedure such as botox to make your skin look younger and fresher.
You may also notice that your skin will start to appear thinner and more translucent, although only slightly. As we age, the amount of subcutaneous tissue we have decreases, and this can cause certain parts of our face and body to look much older. If you are finding this is the case for you, you may want to consider dermal fillers in order to appear more youthful.
Forties and Fifties
As we get older, women produce less estrogen, which in turn causes our skin to become less firm and lose elasticity and moisture. These changes may also affect your bone structure, which may cause your skin to become sunken and may cause bags around your eyes.
In your forties and fifties, you may experience your skin becoming significantly drier, duller and have more visible wrinkles and age spots. However, all of these factors are easily treatable with surgical and non-surgical treatments, all of which are highly effective.
During menopause, which commonly occurs in the early fifties for most women, you will stop producing estrogen and begin to produce testosterone, which can cause you to lose a significant amount of your skin’s collagen. Your skin may also be more susceptible to damage, particularly from the sun and harsh weather.
Whatever stage of life you are in, and whatever skin problems you may be experiencing, the Aesthetic Skin Clinic can help you look as young as you feel. We offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments, ranging from acne treatments to dermal fillers in Northern Ireland. For more information on our available treatments and to arrange a consultation, please contact us today by calling 01481 736699.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that help reduce the appearance of lines and folds on the face. Non-Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid is used, a substance found naturally in the body. It is fully biocompatible and degradable, and there isn’t much risk at all.
The Aesthetic Skin Clinic is a leading provider of a number of cosmetic medical and surgery solutions, including breast surgery, facial surgery and non-surgical procedures such as dermal fillers in Northern Ireland.
In this post we’re going to give you all the information that you need to know about dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a form of non surgical cosmetic treatment that’s used to treat wrinkles, scars or other issues in the skin. People often want dermal fillers to give more volume to the face, and to give an overall improvement of the skin.
Both men and women use dermal fillers, seeking to look younger and more fresh-faced. They can also be used to sculpt the face, for those people who want a more defined appearance. This could be through enhancing lips and cheek bones.
How can dermal fillers help you?
As you age, the fat pads over your bones and under the skin begin to shrink – causing facial hollows, tissue sagging and wrinkles. The natural levels of collagen in the skin reduce, meaning the skin loses its firmness.
Dermal fillers are used to bring the soft tissues back up to where they once were, and to reduce this appearance of wrinkles.
Some people also use them as a way to remove wrinkles, and unlike other anti-wrinkle injections, you’ll be able to retain full facial movement straight away.
How long do they last?
In most cases, dermal fillers last for around 6-8 months – but this can be different for each individual. Depending on what part of your face that you’re getting treated, the time it lasts can also vary.
The filler is slowly broken down and absorbed by your body, meaning that it will eventually return back to what it was previously like. When this happens, most people book themselves in for more treatment.
Are they safe?
Dermal fillers are successfully administered to millions of people around the world, every single year, with many people enjoying the benefits of their skin feeling and looking younger and fresher.
It doesn’t matter what skin type you have, they’re safe for everyone to use.
Complications from dermal fillers are extremely rare, so it’s extremely unlikely that you were suffer from any lasting effects. However, if you do suffer from any of the following, you should consult your doctor straight away.
- Allergic reaction
- Prolonged bruising
- Change in contour
Dermal fillers are popular for a reason, and that’s because they are very successful. There are risks with all cosmetic treatments, but the popularity of dermal fillers means that they have been very well-established and the procedures well-practised.
If you would like to know more about dermal fillers or you want to book a consultation to discuss getting the treatment, we can help you out.
Here at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic we specialise in a wide range of beauty treatments that can improve the quality of your skin.
If you would like more information on the services that we provide, or you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can call us on 01481 736699 and a member of our helpful staff will be happy to answer any questions that you have.
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