For a long time, lines and wrinkles were the things we worried about most in the fight against ageing, with Botox, dermal fillers and – on the surgical side – facelifts leading the way in terms of anti-ageing procedures.
Over the last few years, however, we here at Dr Joney De Souza Aesthetic Clinic in Mayfair – along with most other cosmetic doctors, surgeons and dermatologists – have become more in tune with what causes us to look older. Whilst wrinkles do of course play a part, there are some other key points that we need to address if we are to achieve a truly rejuvenated look.
You can get rid of every line on your face, but if you don’t restore lost volume, you will still end up looking older than you might wish. As we age, the level of collagen in our skin – which is what keeps it looking plump and youthful – decreases. This, along with the pull of gravity, leaves us looking gaunt and hollow where once our skin was full and firm.
Thankfully, there are many treatments around today that can help to replace this lost volume. Specialist dermal fillers can be used along with laser skin tightening, leaving you looking subtly rejuvenated.
Skin tone and texture
If you don’t look after your skin well – cleansing and moisturising regularly and protecting it from the elements – this will soon take its toll. Signs of premature ageing include rough, dry and sun-damaged skin.
If you want to restore a smoothness and glow to your skin, there are several treatments that can help with this, including microdermabrasion, skin peels, laser facials and cosmeceuticals.
Another unwanted side effect of too much sun on your skin is hyperpigmentation – usually presenting in the form of brown spots on your face, hands and decolletage. Commonly known as “age spots”, these are actually caused by sun exposure but they can take years to develop – so even if you protect your skin now there is still a chance that you will develop these spots in later life from earlier time in the sun.
Again, there are treatments to deal with pigmentation problems, including laser treatments, peels and specialist cosmeceuticals.
If you are concerned about any of these ageing problems, the best thing to do in the first instance is to visit our Mayfair aesthetic clinic for a thorough consultation with Dr Joney de Souza.