Ageing is a fact of life; whether we want to admit it or not, there will come a day that your age will begin to show. Whilst many of us will do our best to tackle this, it’s important to note that the ageing process is as normal as it gets and something that everyone will deal with. We cannot change this, but we can certainly slow down the signs of ageing and take care of ourselves so that we age gracefully and elegantly.
The face is one of the areas of the body that we focus on the most when it comes to anti-ageing, but why is this? Today, we’re exploring the ageing process of the face and whether it begins to show signs earlier than other areas of the body.
Early Signs of Ageing
Everyone’s bodies are different, so naturally, each person’s ageing process will be entirely unique too. However, as a general rule, many people’s bodies will begin to age in their mid-20s, with our skin showing the early signs of this process.
At first, you may notice that your skin loses some of its elasticity, which is because less collagen is being released than during your youth. Because of this loss of elasticity, our skin begins to sag, which creates the look of eye bags, jowls, and other signs of ageing on the face that many people attempt to slow down or reverse.
This is also the case for the skin on your hands, neck, and chest, which are also some of the first places to show early signs of ageing.
Ageing on the Face
Ageing can show on your face in a number of different ways, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Eye bags
- Dark spots
Not everyone will experience all of these examples, but most will notice fine lines, wrinkles and sagging as these are often the most noticeable. As mentioned, this affects each person entirely differently at different stages of their life, but we can treat anyone over 18 with our anti-ageing cosmetic procedures. We have a range of options targeted at facial ageing, including our anti-wrinkle treatments in Belfast, so if you are self-conscious of any fine lines, sagging, or other signs of ageing, we’re here to help you.
There are several ways ageing can affect your eyes. One of which is through the appearance of eye bags, which are actually not bags at all. Instead, they are the appearance of sunken lower eyelids, which create the illusion of dark circles, making you look tired and older than you really are. Eye bags can be genetic, but their appearance can also be brought on quicker due to lifestyle factors such as exposure to sun damage and smoking.
These dark, sunken circles are practically impossible to hide with make-up, which is why visiting our cosmetic clinic in Guernsey and other areas is a preferred method of tackling them. We use tear trough treatment, a form of dermal fillers, to help restore volume to the lower eyelid, reducing the darkness of the circles.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Often the most commonly recognised physical side effect of ageing is fine lines and wrinkles, which many people notice first when they begin to age. These lines can appear anywhere on the face but are often found in these three areas first:
- Eyes, in the form of crow’s feet
Much like eye bags, these wrinkles appear naturally with age but can be brought on faster due to lifestyle factors. As medically-trained cosmetic nurses, we have treated thousands of people over the years for these areas of concern and are well equipped with knowledge and experience in tackling fine lines and wrinkles. We have a plethora of different treatments available to those who want to slow down and reverse visible wrinkles, including our wrinkle injections in Belfast.
Jowls is a term used to describe sagging skin found under the chin in the neck. This is a more noticeable sign of lost elasticity in the skin and can cause many people to feel insecure about their ageing process. We have plenty of different treatments available to those who want to tackle jowls, including:
During your discreet consultation with our specialists, we will help you decide the best course of action to lift and firm your neck. Whether you want to undergo surgery or opt for a less invasive non-surgical treatment depends on the severity of your jowls, your body goals, and our professionals’ advice.
How Can I Slow Down the Signs of Ageing?
Whilst ageing is unavoidable, there are plenty of ways you can slow down the physical signs and look fresh, glowing, and youthful for years to come. As mentioned, your lifestyle heavily impacts your appearance, which is why it is imperative to keep up a healthy way of living in order to reap the rewards.
- Use a strong SPF. Even when the sun is hidden behind clouds, you must use SPF, as UV damage can still occur out of direct sunlight. Sun damage seriously affects your health and speeds up physical signs of ageing, so it’s essential that you use appropriate protection at all times.
- Avoid smoking and heavy drinking. Whilst smoking and drinking alcohol has a long list of adverse side effects on your body internally, they both also impact your skin, so they’re best to avoid if you want to keep up your youthful glow.
- Use dermatologist-approved skincare products. Our cosmetic skin clinics have an incredible collection of professional skincare products. Contact our team to find out how we can implement them into your routine to give you the glowing results you’re after.
Cosmetic Treatments to Tackle Ageing on the Face
Another way of tackling facial ageing is through cosmetic treatments, which are becoming a much more favourable choice due to their quick results. There are plenty of different routes to go down depending on your concerns and goals and whether you would like to explore cosmetic surgery or opt for a non-surgical approach.
Your face is one of the first places you will notice ageing; because of this, it does appear that this is the area of your body where the ageing process happens fastest. So understandably, you may feel insecure as it is not something you can easily hide or cover up.
Speak to our team today to discuss your options and how we can help you be the most confident version of yourself.