PROBLEM: AGING SKIN
No matter how hard we try, we cannot escape the aging of our skin. It is an inevitable part of life that is exacerbated by many factors like uv exposure, environment, daily routine and, most of all, time.
Indications of skin aging are:
- Volume Loss
- Sagging or Loss of Firmness
- Dull Skin Tone
- Age Spots (Sun Spots/Brown Spots)
- Spider Veins
- Large Pores
- Uneven or Rough Skin Texture
Our skin is not only the largest organ of our body, but also an expression of our identity, lifestyle and choices we made. This explains why we try our best to keep it healthy, glowing and fresh for as long as possible and to deflect the constant attacks of the biological and environmental forces on its youthfulness.
What Causes Aging Skin?
The aging of the skin happens due to numerous environmental causes and biological variables:
Our family history plays a huge part in how each person ages. If your genetic history includes individuals who went through an early and noticeably fast aging, there are still many ways to reverse and take control of the process.
Our skin’s health can be directly related to our internal health. Leading a careless and unhealthy lifestyle is eventually going to leave a mark on our physical appearance.
UV radiation in the form of sun exposure is a huge accelerator in aging. The sunrays are harmful to our skin and cause damage in the form of pigmentation, volume loss and texture problems. It is important to always use sunscreen when anticipating sun exposure. A good habit to get into is to apply sunscreen every day. This is the primary strategy in combating the aging process.
Every time a facial muscle moves, the skin distorts, eventually leading to the formation of wrinkles and lines. Smiling, frowning and all other facial expressions create permanent creases in the dermis.
Dilated Blood Vessels
Tiny vessels in our face and body can become more visible when exposed to trauma or simply aging. The skin may become reddish or you may notice small veins on your face, especially around the nose and cheeks.
Decrease in Collagen or Hyaluronic Acid
This is an unavoidable occurrence as we age. Over time, our skin loses the ability to produce its own collagen and hyaluronic acid, resulting in many skin imperfections like volume loss and a lack of firmness and elasticity.
Fat, Muscle or Bone Loss
Volume loss may become noticeable with the decreased presence of fat, muscle or bone. Most commonly, our facial contour tends to deflate and move downwards with the continuing effect of gravity and time. The lack of support of these anatomical structures may also result in sagging skin or deep wrinkles without the support of these structures.