Are you concerned about the effects of ageing on your appearance?
Wrinkles are part of the ageing process as, over time, the structural makeup of your skin alters. Skin slows down its ability to produce good collagen and elasticity from the late twenties. As the body ages, the appearance and characteristics of our skin change.
Age, hormones, sun exposure and smoking all have parts to play in causing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin may feel slightly more rough and less elastic. The amount of Hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance produced by your skin, decreases with age, causing us to retain less water. The oil-producing (sebaceous) glands become less active and our skin becomes drier. The face also loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth. As the ageing process progresses, we also find that everything ‘heads south’, folds and lines appear that can be quite prominent.
As we get older, we start to see 2 kinds of wrinkles appear:
- Dynamic lines which form only when moving the muscle, like a frown for example
- Static lines, which are wrinkles that have become ingrained into the skin due to the volume loss
Treating both of these main components of facial ageing leads to natural, balanced and refined outcomes.