Ageing Skin

As we grow older, our bodies produce less collagen that keeps our skin firm and well-hydrated, causing lines and wrinkles to deepen and appear on the skin.  Here at Continental Skin Clinic, we offer multiple treatments to tackle ageing skin at different stages suited to your needs. 

What do we mean by ageing skin?

Skin naturally ages with time. But many factors can either speed up or slow down the process.

Collagen and elastin are the two components that provide the support structure for the skin, keeping it smooth, resilient, and youthful. As these fibres break down, the skin loses its strength and elasticity, forming shallow creases on the face.

Skin discolouration like age spots, sun spots, uneven tone & texture, enlarged pores, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and loss of volume and elasticity are all signs of skin damage and ageing skin. This can appear all over the body, especially the face, décolletage, arms, hands and legs. 

Causes of Ageing Skin

The most common cause of ageing skin are the following:

  • Sun exposure and tanning: Tanning beds and exposure to the sun penetrate your skin with UV rays. These rays damage the DNA in your skin cells, causing wrinkles.
  • Smoking: The toxins in cigarette smoke expose your skin to oxidative stress. This causes dryness, wrinkles, and other signs of premature ageing.
  • Alcohol intake: Drinking alcohol excessively dehydrates your body. Over time, this dehydration can cause your skin to sag and lose its shape.
  • Environment: Pigment spots and wrinkles can be triggered or worsened by pollutants and toxins in your daily environment.
  • Stress: A stressful lifestyle can trigger an inflammatory response in your body, as well as hurt your sleep habits. Stress hormones and inflammation can age your body faster.
  • Sleep habits: Poor sleep quality is connected to increased signs of ageing and diminished skin barrier function. Having the recommended amount of sleep, which is at least 7 hours, gives your body an opportunity to refresh and regenerate cells.

How we can help

If you have concerns with loose or sagging skin, knowing the causes and carrying out preventative measures can go a long way to helping you feel more confident. Sagging skin usually occurs from internal or external factors that affect the key molecules, vital for helping keep the skin elastic, firm, and hydrated. When this process is disrupted, loose skin under the chin, sagging jowls and less-than-firm cheeks can be experienced. 

Our specialised treatments help to target:

  • Age Spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin

Overall, Improving the tone & texture of the skin and strengthening the skin’s barrier help you achieve a more youthful appearance and healthy glow. Our list of treatments can be used on all areas of the face and body, and depending on your concern, our doctor will recommend a bespoke treatment for your skin type to target your problematic area. 

  • Ultraformer III is a non-surgical solution to help tighten, lift and contour your face. As a non-invasive alternative Ultraformer III, uses HIFU technology to firm the skin and provide an overall ‘lifted’ appearance.
  • Fractional Microneedling Infini RF – Infini RF uses advanced radio frequency technologies and your body’s reaction to firm the skin. This helps to reverse the signs of ageing on the hands, face and body by increasing the collagen production in your skin and effectively reduces wrinkles, and tightens sagging skin, especially on the lower face, neck and tummy.
  • Revital Treatment will enhance collagen synthesis that helps to plump fine lines and wrinkles. Revital uses a quasi-long pulse, resulting in a pain-free treatment with no downtime.
  • Advanced Chemical Peels can help deeply exfoliate, improve the texture of the skin, smoothen fine lines and treat wrinkles. Book an advanced chemical peel from our range of ideal treatments.
  • Aquagold is a luxury facial that has been favoured by Hollywood celebrities such as Kim Kardashian. Using ultra-thin needles, Aquagold is a painless treatment for fine lines and wrinkles and will improve the structure of your skin.
  • Skin rejuvenation uses intense pulse light energy to treat pigmentation, and textured and ageing skin. It helps to fade sunspots/age spots and produce a more even skin tone.

How to prevent ageing skin

  • Eat healthily to maintain a healthy weight and happy hormones
  • Take supplements to support your skin and boost collagen production
  • Practice sun safety and wear SPF 30 sunscreen daily
  • Keep your skin moisturised with a hydrating cream
  • Reduce stress
  • Quit smoking and reduce any exposure to secondary smoke
  • Improve your skin and tissue quality (i.e. boost collagen and elastin) through skin products and treatments

For this concern, you can use one of our standalone or combined in a personalised treatment plan procedures:

– Chemical Peels

– IPL

– Anti Wrinkle Injections

– HIFU – Ultraformer III

– Dermapen Mesotherapy

– Body Sculpting and Contouring Treatment 

And others depending on the skin state and are of concern. Please bear in mind that finalised treatment plan can be chosen only after face-to-face assessment for the best result.

Treatments for Ageing Skin

dermal fillers

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are also known as filler collagen injections are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin.

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Fractional Microneedling RF

Many patients want to look younger. With age, the quality and elasticity of the skin deteriorate, creating fine lines and wrinkles,

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Anti Wrinkle Injections

Over time, the skin begins to age, collagen and elastin break down, and fine lines or wrinkles start to appear on the skin.

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Skin Boosters

For intense skin hydration, skin laxity, all-round glow and suppleness, look no further than our injectable skin boosters (mesotherapy).

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HIFU Ultraformer III

FDA and CE approved, Ultraformer III treatment is the most advanced HIFU technology which acts as a non-surgical alternative for a facelift.

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Laser Toning

SPECTRA XT is the only Laser on the market FDA cleared to treat melasma. This treatment offers many benefits over traditional resurfacing methods.

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IPL Skin Rejuvenation

IPL skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive skincare procedure that uses high-powered pulses of light to improve the appearance of the skin.

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Facial Treatments

Having regular treatments and care keeps your skin in the best condition possible and is key for maintaining youthful and healthier skin.

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Carbon Laser Peel

Becoming an increasingly popular treatment amongst Hollywood celebrities in the lead up to red carpet events, a Hollywood Carbon Laser Peel .

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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel uses an acidic solution that breaks down the top layer of skin and exfoliates the skin by removing the dead skin cells.

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Healite II Led Light

Add radiance and rejuvenation to your skin with an LED treatment. It is a gentle alternative to chemical peels for those who have very sensitive skin.

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