Skin care advice from Face&Skin

Ageing – what can you do to slow down the signs of ageing?

Skin looses elasticity, tone and texture as we get older. This causes wrinkles, sagging and dullness. We also loose volume from our face, blink 20,000 times a day, chew for 45 minutes a day and speak 7000-14000 words a day which doesn’t help our ageing skin.

What can we do to help our ageing skin?

Looking after skin from an early age can help us to age gracefully, prevent wrinkles, prevent loss of texture, pigmentation and sagging. Keeping skin hydrated by using moisturisers, removing dead skin by using cleansers and protecting the skin from sun by wearing appropriate sun protection is the first step. We can go further by using skin rejuvenation treatments, including medical-grade creams containing vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, peptides and retinol. Facial skin peels are another way of treating and hydrating our skin to enhance tone, texture and appearance.


What can do we if we have wrinkles, sagging and loss of volume?

Wrinkles – Anti wrinkle injections have been used for many years to soften lines. Studies have shown that people look attractive, younger and less tired with these treatments. Common areas for anti wrinkle injections are around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead and nose. Treatment usually shows effect by two weeks and can last up to six months.

Remember to wear your sunglasses regularly to avoid squinting which can give or make wrinkles worse around your eyes.

Volume loss – As we age, fat reduces from our mid face, sometimes giving a hollow look and lips become thinner. This may also cause wrinkles around eyes, lips, nose and other areas. Volume can be restored by injecting fillers, which are made up of hyaluronic acid. Common areas for filler treatments are lips for both shape and volume, around mouth and nose, mid face and below eyes. We all have hyaluronic acid in our skin but we loose it as we age. In recent years fillers have been used to restore the shape of the nose to avoid a surgical procedure like Rhinoplasty. Treatment effect can last from six to twelve months.

Face&Skin is a non surgical cosmetic clinic run by Doctors and offers a variety of skin rejuvenation treatments to enhance your appearance and soften the effect of ageing. We offer free consultations to discuss your skin care desire, concerns and goals to prepare your skin for journey ahead.

For more information, please give us a call on 07470263383.