Thinking that wrinkles and lines only appear at a certain age is a common misconception. While it’s true that, as we age, the production of collagen in our bodies decreases, leading to our skin losing elasticity and causing wrinkles, there are other factors that can contribute to premature signs of ageing.
However, even if this is true in your case, you don’t have to despair. There are many non-invasive treatments that can help you to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to reverse early signs of ageing, which we offer here at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic.
Top Factors That Can Lead to Premature Wrinkles
While getting some sunlight and Vitamin D is important, so is wearing sunscreen whenever you leave the house. Being exposed to the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to free radicals forming in your skin, which will damage elastin fibres. In a more extreme case, this contributes to issues like skin cancer; a less extreme example would be the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Smoking and Drinking
Excessive drinking is not good for our health and neither is smoking. Not only that they cause health problems, they can also strip us of necessary nutrients. Smoking also increases the free radicals in your cells, something that leads to premature signs of ageing. Drinking and smoking can deprive your skin of oxygen and interfere with the production of collagen and elastin, which means you are more prone to develop fine lines and wrinkles all over your face.
One of the most important components for a youthful complexion is collagen, since this is the key connective tissue. Collagen is rich is water so, if you’re not drinking enough and become dehydrated, collagen can crack and cause wrinkles to appear.
The food you eat is also important to maintain the health of your skin. If you eat a diet full of processed foods, refined sugar, high in fats and dairy, and low in vegetables and fruit, you’re depriving yourself of nutrients – and this can lead to inflammation.
Inflammation in the body not only contributes to early ageing but it also makes you feel heavier. Our bodies can process and digest foods in their natural form a lot better, so make sure you’re eating a healthy diet in order to maintain the youthfulness of your complexion.
Both being underweight and overweight can lead to premature wrinkles. If someone is too thin, the natural fats in the face are reduced, which contributes to the appearance of lines and wrinkles. If, on the other hand, a person is too heavy, they can look older due to excess weight causing poor muscle tone.
Anxiety and Stress
It’s easier said than done, but it’s best to avoid chronic, high-stress livelihoods in order to avoid getting premature wrinkles – not to mention health problems associated with stress. Some amount of stress is normal, but it’s important to take care not to overdo it and let it affect you physically.
In addition, our bodies release excess cortisol when we’re anxious, a hormone that can lead to premature ageing.
Non-Surgical Treatments to Help Improve the Appearance of Wrinkles
Everyone is different, so some people will develop wrinkles at an earlier age than others. You can’t stop the natural ageing process or reverse the clock, but you can try to prevent getting premature lines and wrinkles by leading a healthy, active life.
Still, if you’re already suffering from premature signs of ageing, there are some non-invasive treatments that can help you restore youthfulness to your complexion.
This treatment consists of using a botulinum toxin (clostridium bacterium) to smooth out lines and wrinkles and improve the appearance of signs of ageing in the skin. It works by relaxing dynamic wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles.
Another fantastic treatment for wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers are used to smooth the appearance of deep grooves and facial wrinkles, which enhances facial features and restores lost volume and facial structure. We use fillers made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body, and which allows the filler to gradually integrate with the facial tissue and to lock in moisture.
Our Microdermabrasion treatment is used to remove superficial layers of skin in order to promote a more radiant glow. Suitable for all skin types, this procedure targets different skin depths and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treat uneven pigmentation and enlarged pores, and remove dead skin cells.
This treatment uses a combination of high-intensity focused ultrasound HIFU and radiofrequency technology. Ultracel HIFU lifts the skin as well as the deep muscle layer underneath, and stimulates the production of collagen, which makes your skin firmer and more elastic. This treatment is great for tightening and lifting the skin and can also treat wrinkling and sagging.
Thermage CPT Face
We also offer Thermage CPT Face treatment, which is designed to boost collagen and rejuvenate the face. This radiofrequency skin tightening procedure also improves skin laxity and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.
While getting wrinkles is part of the natural ageing process, you can follow the guidelines in this article to prevent premature wrinkles; sometimes, however, they are inevitable, which is where our non-surgical anti-ageing treatment come in. If you have any questions about any of the procedures we offer at The Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we’re more than happy to talk to you, so get in touch today.