We can put the brakes on the tell-tale signs of ageing according to the team at Australian Skin Face Body, Skin & Laser Clinic.
The skin is made up of three layers: epidermis, the outer layer, the dermis – the ‘living layer’ where collagen and elastin of the skin exist, and the hypodermis, the circulatory and fat layer.
On a cellular level, the skin has a natural turnover cycle which slows with age. This leads to the skin’s appearance looking lack lustre as collagen levels become depleted and the epidermis thins making the dermis more susceptible to UV exposure. This results in pigmentation, wrinkles, textural changes and dryness of the skin.
To address the signs of skin ageing, scientific studies have shown that in treating the cell turnover, by using certain ingredients and treatments, the skin can be repaired and strengthened.
Key active ingredients, found in cosmeceutical skincare lines, penetrate the skin’s deep layers to maintain a youthful appearance. Vitamin B, also known as niacinamide reduces inflammation, increases hydration and neutralises oil production. Vitamin A increases cell turnover and aids the production of collagen. Vitamin C strengthens collagen fibres in the skin.
With sun-damage being the number one skincare concern in Australia, sunscreen must be applied at all times. A zinc-based sunscreen provides a physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays.
In an industry that evolves quickly, Australian Skin Face Body is seeing great results with the new PICO genesis enlighten III. PICO has three integrated wavelengths to target enlarged pores, uneven skin texture, hyperpigmentation and melasma.
There are a range of laser treatments for specific skin issues too. Vbeam – the Rolls Royce of vascular lasers – can treat port–wine stains, poikiloderma, facial veins, broken capillaries, facial redness and rosacea.
Skin-resurfacing treatments such as Ablative Fractional CO2 DOT therapy uses ‘DOTS’ of laser energy to penetrate the skin, stimulating natural collagen production resulting in a more even appearance.
Regular skin checks are important. Australian Skin Face Body has GP’s who specialise in skin cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment.
Everyone’s skin is different so it’s best to seek professional advice.
As seen in Ballarat Seniors Magazine, September 2019.