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November 05, 2018

Aging Skin is More Than Wrinkle Deep

Aging Skin is More Than Wrinkle Deep

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Why skin health is key to looking and feeling great as we age and what you can do about it.

As we get older, we often think it’s the wrinkles that we need to reduce to maintain a refreshed look. But this isn't always the case. Other common skin concerns can have an ageing effect on our skin. Read below to find out what you can do to give your skin’s health a workout without reaching for the needles! 

Uneven skin Tone and fine lines

Collagen is often described as one of the key ‘building blocks’ of the body. It’s found in muscles, bones, cartilage and other connective tissues as well as being one of the essential elements for healthy, happy skin. However, it’s something that naturally declines during the aging process, leading to wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Fractional CO2 laser uses heat and oxygen to penetrate deep into the skin. The heat pushes through the skin to draw out the moisture from within the cells, causing damage to the cells below. Once damaged, these cells regenerate stronger, and faster than before—and with that, comes fresh, healthy collagen!

Age spots, discolouration and dark patches

Environmental and sun damage is a common factor that can add years to our age. This shows itself in pigmentation, age spots, discoloration and uneven skin tone. Although it may not look particularly sunny outside, the harmful UVA rays (the ageing rays) are still out in force!

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) can help reduce the signs of sun damage for a more youthful, refreshed look. It works by pulsing high-energy light beams through the skin to target pigmentation and age spots, which then flake away, leaving you with a more even skin tone.

Facial redness

Redness and rosacea are common skin concerns, which can make our skin appear aged and unhealthy. As we age, little red veins and broken capillaries can start to appear around our nose and cheeks. IPL for redness is an advanced solution to target the problem area.

Conditioning treatments, such as Skincare Infusion help to reduce skin redness by using sound waves to penetrate products deep within the dermal layer for reduced redness, optimal hydration and lasting results.

Scarring

Whether it’s from acne in your teens or environmental damage, facial scarring can be a big giveaway of your age and skin health. Microneedling is one of the most popular and effective treatments for improving the appearance of scars and skin texture.

Microneedling involves using tiny needles to prick the skin. When our skin is damaged, it produces collagen tissue, which is stronger and firmer than before. Over a course of treatments collagen fibers are strengthened and the skin becomes stronger, smoother and firmer, with improved texture.

Uneven skin texture

Lack of skin smoothness—rough, dry patches and enlarged pores—can be a major telltale sign of ageing. Skin hydration and environmental factors are common causes, along with excess dead skin cells building on the skin’s surface.

Conditioning treatments, such as microdermabrasion and infusion treatments are ideal for combatting uneven texture by resurfacing the skin with advanced exfoliation. This skin resurfacing process removes dead skin cells and encourages circulation to treated skin, promoting smoother and healthier skin.

Gym for your skin

Just like expecting toned abs after one session at the gym, great skin doesn’t happen overnight. It’s important to have regular treatments to begin to see the results that you want. This is why Skinsmiths have developed a skin health membership to make sure your skin is getting treated with the right tools at the right time. And with rolling monthly payments, great skin is accessible to all.

Learn more about Skinsmiths, a membership-based skin clinic, at www.skinsmiths.com and @skinsmithsuk. Book your free skin consultation today on 02074733829, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or book online at www.skinsmiths.com/vera. Quote FLAWLESS18 to add a complimentary detox facial too