You know, many of my patients, just like you, often come to me worried about looking older. They’re usually concerned about those lines from the nose to the mouth or around the corners of the mouth. It’s completely normal to be concerned about these changes. So, let’s talk about why they happen.
One of the main reasons our skin changes as we age is because we start producing less collagen. Collagen is like the scaffolding that keeps our skin firm and elastic. When it decreases, it can lead to sagging and those deep lines you’ve been noticing.
Sun exposure is a major player in premature ageing. It can cause dryness, uneven skin tone, and pigmentation issues. Plus, it’s responsible for those pesky fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. I can’t stress this enough: sunscreen is your skin’s best friend!
Fat Pad and Volume Loss:
As we get older, the fat pads beneath our skin shrink, and this can result in a loss of volume in key areas of our face. This can give the impression of a saggy jawline and jowls. The good news is, there are treatments like dermal fillers and skin boosters/biorevitalisers that can help restore that lost volume.
Skincare and Lifestyle Choices:
Your daily skincare routine and lifestyle choices have a big impact too. Smoking, excessive alcohol, and an unhealthy diet can speed up the ageing process. On the flip side, a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and a consistent skincare routine with anti-ageing products can make a world of difference.
The Outcomes of Ageing Skin
Now, let’s talk about what these changes can lead to:
Loss of Firmness and Elasticity:
When collagen diminishes and elasticity decreases, it can make your face appear less firm, which might be why you think you look a bit tired or sad.
Deep Lines and Wrinkles:
Those lines from the nose to the mouth and around the mouth can become more prominent with time, and they can be a concern.
Uneven Skin Tone and Pigmentation:
Sun damage and hormonal shifts during menopause or andropause (the male version!) can cause uneven skin tone and pigmentation problems, including age spots.
Loss of Facial Contours:
The loss of volume under the skin can result in jowls and a less defined jawline, which can affect your profile.
Achieving Radiant Skin Together
I’m here to help you address these concerns and find personalized solutions. I can help you design a pathway to better, more youthful skin. I have treatments like dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, and skin boosters/skin biorevitalisers that can target your specific needs. But remember, it’s not just about treatments; it’s about a holistic approach. It’s important that you support clinic treatments with skincare, supplements, and a healthier lifestyle at home.
Let’s work together to create a plan that combines professional treatments and a home routine tailored just for you. By doing this, you can regain that youthful, radiant look and feel confident in your skin. Remember, you’re not alone in this journey, and I’m here to support you every step of the way!