Ageing is a natural part of life and inevitable, too. However, the visible signs of ageing might not make one feel very pleasant about them and lowers down one’s self confidence. There is no definite way to stop these signs from appearing altogether but there are certain measures to prevent them from appearing and to reduce their appearance.
Prevention of Signs of Ageing
Follow a proper cleansing, toning and moisturising routine with products that are suitable to your skin type.
- Never skip your moisturiser.
- Do not wipe your face harshly.
- Always wear sunscreens before stepping out in the sun. Apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going out.
- Use aloe vera face pack to nourish your skin at night.
- Try using antioxidant rich face packs like lemon juice, tomato juice and coffee to fight the free radical damage. Free radicals are nascent molecules released during the various metabolic processes of the skin.
- Add a lot of fresh fruits, especially those rich in vitamin C like oranges and berries. Vitamin C is the best friend of collagen and thus your skin.
The initial signal of ageing include : frown lines over the forehead in form of creases/ depressions, creases along laugh lines and shrivelled looking crows’ feet around the corners of the eye, under eye bags, loose/ sagging skin, lessening lip volume.
Non Invasive Methods To Treat These Signs of Dermal Ageing Include:
These techniques can be used to ease out and tackle mild to moderate varieties of wrinkles. These not only help with already existing line but also help in preventing further lines from appearing by restricting the excessive movements of facial muscles. Your dermatologist/ cosmologist would be able to guide you best regarding the frequency, number of procedure/ touch up visits, dosage, properties of the filler they plan on using for you and necessity of derma fillers and anti wrinkle injections.
Before going in for any cosmetic procedure to reduce the manifestations of dermal ageing. Make sure you clearly discuss your expectations with your cosmetic consultant and have a thorough talk about what is realistic and what is not. Be sure to verify the experience and skills of your doctor too. Also, visit two three centres to get aware about the equipment being used and the cost factor.
There are certain non invasive methods available to deal with these at an early stage of appearance.
These include: anti Wrinkle injections and certain dermal Fillers. The most commonly used anti ageing injections that are used are sold under the trade name of Botox®. Botox injections consist basically of toxin of a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum. This toxin has been used to advantage as when used in controlled amounts, it works favourably for us. It helps to reduce the muscle contractions by acting on the nerves. The injected toxin helps in easing out the skin creases that develop due to ageing, prevents them from deepening and also boosts the plumpness of the skin. Dermal filler injections on the other hand make use of hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin.
Chemical Peeling Treatments:
Peeling is procedure that basically involves scrubbing away/ exfoliation with chemicals done in order to peel off the topmost layer of skin to make your skin look more youthful and rejuvenated. Specific benefits of chemical peeling procedures include reduction in pigmentation, reduction in appearance of fine lines, reducing appearance of scars that result from mild acne.
If I were to describe is a rolling device with many micro fine needles arranged along it. These fine needles lead to very minute punctures on the skin surface. This skin surface is then left to heal on it’s own, at a natural pace. This skin is believed to turn smoother and more radiant and promoting healing of scars while also improving plumpness of skin.
Cool Glide Technology
As we age, the facial skin in certain specific areas like the under eye area, temple region begins to thin out making the appearance of small facial veins and thread veins more prominent. Cool glide technique safely reduces the appearance of facial veins on all skin types, making them less prominent.
Laser Dermal Resurfacing
Various types of lasers are available to carry out skin resurfacing procedures. The most common types of lasers that are used are: Pixel, Pearl and Pearl Fractional from Cutera.They offer to reduce many visible signs of ageing including: fine lines, frank wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, yeilding quick results in minimal sittings and downtime.
Photo Rejuvenation or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
This one is more popular to treat uneven skin tone and skin spots rather than wrinkles per se. It is a phototherapy procedure that helps in improving the complexion and in evening out the skin tone by reducing any ski spots and patches of discoloration due to multiple reasons.
This again is an exfoliation procedure. Microdermabrasion involves application of very fine texture, micro crystals on the skin surface and then use of suction to slough away the topmost dull layer of the skin that comprises of dead skin cells. It reduces patchiness, excessive greasiness, appearance of facial pores, pigmentation and fine lines. This rejuvenates and revitalises the skin, too.
Skin Firming Procedures
Sagging skin is an unavoidable part of ageing this is because our collagen production and regeneration slows down considerably with age. Collagen is the key fibre responsible for the elasticity and plumpness of skin.