Clear, translucent skin is something we all strive for. Some are lucky enough to have naturally beautiful skin, while others have to work hard to achieve that goal. Looking after your skin needs to begin early. Preventing damage is far better than curing it, therefore, daily use of an SPF is vital, as collagen production starts to decline as early as mid 20s. This month we will be concentrating on Ageing skin.
There are many signs of ageing skin, from wrinkles to uneven pigmentation and loss of elasticity. Collagen degrades due to UV exposure and the skin becomes thinner due to a decrease in cell turnover.
The good news is with the right skin care routine, treatments and diet, the effects of ageing can be managed and treated. Retinol is 'THE' one product that has been extensively researched with proven results in reversing and preventing the many signs of ageing and UV damaged skin, visibly improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation. Vitamin C antioxidant has shown to help strengthen capillary walls, reducing redness, lightening and brightening the skin, reversing and preventing the effects of UV exposure.
Chemical Peels are a highly effective way of managing and controlling skin conditions by gently removing the top layer of the skin, leading to a visibly improved appearance. The Medik8 Peels we use range from superficial to medium depth, treating all conditions of ageing with no to minimum downtime –
Enzyme Peel is an extremely mild peel using fruit acids to digest the superficial dead skin cells leaving the skin radiant, with no visible peeling and no downtime.
Age Peel is an effective acid combination to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fading imperfections, with little downtime and visible results within days.
Jessner peel is a superior medium depth peel designed to remove the top layer of the skin used to lighten areas of pigmentation and to treat aged, sun damaged skin, discolouration and moderate wrinkling and scarring. It is not suitable for sensitive skins and there is a 7-14 day downtime.
Clinical Skin Needling is a treatment that has been used since the 1990s by dermatologists in the form of Collagen Induction Therapy to fade scars and wrinkles. It is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself by creating micro-injuries which trigger new collagen synthesis without the risk of permanent scarring, leaving a smoother, firmer, younger looking skin. It can be a stand-alone treatment or used with other treatments to achieve better results.
Mesotherapy is a anti-ageing treatment used to infuse the top layers of skin with vitamin A, B, C, and E, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, minerals, co-enzymes and nucleic acids - everything needed for the repair and maintenance of a healthy, hydrated, luminous skin.
The correct use topical serums and creams combined with Medispa treatments can dramatically improve the condition of ageing skin but they can only do so much, a high intake of antioxidants, vitamins A and C will also help to protect the skin from UVA damage.